Online registration for the 2013 Development District Association of Appalachia conference ended March 6. Onsite registration at the conference will be accepted beginning at noon on Sunday, March 10. See the registration information page to learn more.
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Building a better future for the Appalachian Region requires
both a clear vision of the present, and an informed view of the past. In considering how to help the Region continue building stronger local economies and communities, local development districts (LDDs) must review past efforts to learn what programs have worked; where change is needed; and how to better plan for the challenges and opportunities tomorrow will bring. Like the Region itself, LDDs have a proud history of hard work and achievement to celebrate; and now, in a rapidly changing global economy, they can build on the lessons learned in the past to plan and prepare for success in the future. More than ever, LDDs’ economic development experience gives them a critical role to play in making Appalachia stronger.
The 2013 Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) conference, A Proud Heritage and a Bright Tomorrow: Recognizing LDDs' Valuable Role in Shaping Appalachia's Future, will examine how LDDs can build on their knowledge to better meet Appalachian communities’ needs today and tomorrow. Conference sessions will provide insight on key current and emerging development issues and opportunities, and examples of effective development programs and activities taking place across Appalachia.
The conference will also include activities that encourage networking and idea sharing with colleagues from throughout the Region, and events that honor those who have made significant contributions to Appalachia’s economic and community well-being. Several conference events will be held in partnership with the National Association of Development Organizations, including the federal agency roundtable networking reception on Monday afternoon.
Join your colleagues for this informative event! The conference will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013–Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202 (phone 703.920.3230 or 1.800.228.9290).
Conference Registration Information
Online registration for the conference ended March 6. Onsite registration at the conference will be accepted beginning at noon on Sunday, March 10. See the registration information page to learn more.
If you have already registered for the DDAA conference and need to make changes to your registration, please call ARC at 202.884.7700.
Questions regarding the conference? Contact the Appalachian Regional Commission at email@example.com or 202.884.7700.