Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development - Edmonton

Year 1 Edmonton banner 2021

Date Location Tuition Value
May 10-14, 2021 Edmonton, AB $1150-$1595*  10
Start Time  8:00 am
End Time 5:00 pm

Registration Forthcoming

Why take Year 1?

Year 1 is about two things: building a strong foundation of knowledge in economic development, and building connections with your peers. 

This course helps economic development professionals learn the basics of the field, from what an EDO really does, to measuring success. Generalists will learn strategies for handling the many and diverse tasks they're expected to do.  Specialists will learn about the spectrum of economic development activities and become more insightful team members.

Professionals of all types and experience levels will appreciate the peer-learning and networking opportunities. Participants come from across Canada and are eager to share their successes, challenges, and lessons. On a personal level, spending a week learning, eating, and relaxing together builds a bond that leaves each cohort looking forward to reuniting at conferences and other industry events.

For those considering a profession in economic development, I highly recommend participating in the EDAC Year 1 program. It is a great way to expand your professional toolkit, build community and establish a network of colleagues that you can turn to for experiences and knowledge. Read more...

2019 Schedule* 

*2021 forthcoming

Having worked in this field for 20 years, it was an excellent base in my field. Well designed. Well executed.


*Accomodation information forthcoming

I tremendously enjoyed this course, and found virtually all the content interesting and relevant to my work.


EDAC members in good standing* Non-EDAC members
Early bird $1150 + GST $1450 + GST
After early bird $1295 + GST $1595 + GST

*EDAC member discount is for those who have paid their annual membership fee. Should your EDAC membership not be paid in full by the date of course/seminar registration, you will be responsible for paying the full (non-member) registration fee