GEDA 2019 Annual Conference

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 to Friday, September 20th, 2019
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31401
United States
* Registration open until 9/9/19 at 12:00 AM EDT

Event Details

Hotel Reservation Information:

Hotel offering your special group rate:

  • The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa for 199 USD - 229 USD per night

Book your group rate for GEDA 2019 Annual Conference

Detailed Schedule of Events:

Look to the right above Kelly's picture to download the tentative agenda.

The list of speakers and bios click here.

GEDA Professional Development Grants

For information and an application to apply for grants related to the Annual Conference click here.

Optional Thursday Activities:

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center Tour:

This will be a 1 hour tour of the facility  You will leave the hotel at 12:30 and arrive at the facility by 1:00 for the hour long tour.  You will have a boxed lunch for your consumption on the bus to the Facility. You will return at around 2:30 p.m.  Price: $39.00

Savannah Taste Experence - First Squares Food Tour: - Do not register through this website.  Register when you register for the conference.

WHEN: 1:00pm on September 19, 2019

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All tastings – enough for lunch – and a fun-filled informative walk through some of Savannah’s Historic Squares.

WHO: All ages and fitness levels welcome.

CAPACITY: We keep our tour sizes to an intimate 14 persons.

WEAR: Comfortable shoes. Comfortable clothes.

WEATHER: Rain or shine we dine!

WHERE: We begin on Ellis Square. More details will be provided soon

Price: $70.00

Golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor:

Boxed lunch will be provided. Shotgun start at 12:30. Price: $105.00

Sporting Clays at Dorchester Shooting Preserve:

Lunch will be provided. You must provide your own transportation to and from Dorchester. Price: $100.00 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Coming Soon

Restaurants in Savannah, GA:

https://www.visitsavannah.com/food-drink#Profile%20Grid

Sponsorship Information:

To learn about and purchse sponsorships click the link. To view the benefits of each sponsorship click View next to each sponsorship.

https://www.geda.org/products/sponsorships

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:

Click here to see the sponsor list.

Benjy Thompson
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Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Dorie Bacon
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Dorie Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
Greg Wright
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Greg Wright Sr. Director, Community & Economic Development Coweta-Fayette EMC
Kelly  McLendon
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Kelly McLendon Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kyle Fletcher
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Kyle Fletcher Executive Director Thomaston-Upson IDA
Meghan Duke
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Meghan Duke Economic Development Director West Point Development Authority
Download Agenda

For More Information:

Kelly  McLendon
Kelly McLendon
CAE Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110

Concent to Use of Photographic Images:

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, GEDA meetings and other activities constitutes and agreement by the registrant to GEDA's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the Spring Workshop, is considered a "No Show.” No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances. 
  • Those who are ill and have a doctor’s excuse or have a death in the family will be excused.
  • The last day to receive a refund of registration fees paid is the close of business (5:00 p.m.) seven days before the Spring Workshop begins.
  • Substitutions will be accepted at any time.
  • All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or hard copy) and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
  • Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.
  • When possible, refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.
  • For those who have registered and choose the “bill me” or “pay by check” option, they are still subject to the refund policy.

Liability Waiver:

Waiver and Release of Liability – Please Read Carefully

I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in an optional, outdoor recreational activity that has inherent risks, dangers and hazards, and my participation in such activities and/or use of equipment is voluntary.

I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, and hold harmless the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) officers, board of directors, committee chairs, members, and employees from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, or wrongful death.

I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE, AND BY SIGNING IT AGREE IT IS MY INTENTION TO EXEMPT THE GEORGIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION (GEDA) OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH.

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