April 2013

The Summit Source
April 23, 2013


Westin Bayshore 


Welcome to the first edition of the Summit Source, your source of information about the 2013 BC Economic Summit, Making the Connection, taking place at the Westin Bayshore, June 23-26, 2013 


Communities, industry and EDO's need advanced training and new skills to succeed in the fast-paced world of communications and social networking. We all need a high-performing brand in a world where millions of texts and tweets dominate the discussion. In today's economy, you need to use new technologies (and some tried and true older ideas) to expand connections and relationships within the community, business, government and the profession to become an "in-demand" leader for the next wave of economic growth. 


The 2013 BC Economic Summit will explore how to connect to the right resources for career, organizational and business growth.  Join other economic development professionals, industry, first nations, local governments, and others as we meet to discuss best practices and how in today's changing economy we must take the steps necessary to ensure that all the pieces connect.  


Watch for new editions of the Summit Source leading up to the Summit, to keep yourself up-to-date on important information, reminders and notifications about this exciting event.


For more information about the Summit, visit EDABC.COM

Online Registration is now open

Take advantage of the Early Bird packages and save $50 until May 31, 2013.  Group discounts are also available! 


Click here to register today!


Partnership Opportunities

The 2013 BC Economic Summit is an excellent opportunity to showcase products and services of interest to economic development practitioners and offers many unique partner benefits.  The 2013 Summit Partnership Package outlines various levels of sponsorship and advertising available at the Summit.  

We hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor this year and take advantage of the exceptional partner benefits the 2013 BC Economic Summit has to offer.


Click here to review the 2013 Summit Partnership Package.

2013 BC Economic Development Awards - Call for Entries Begins - Deadline May 10th
The Economic Development Association of BC and BC Hydro's BC Economic Development Awards recognizes the province's best economic development marketing materials; programs and partnerships. Winners will be recognized at the BC Economic Summit, June 23-26, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. All entrants are encouraged to register and attend.
We have made changes to the awards this year.  We recognize the difference in the size of communities and budgets and as such we are introducing two different awards under each category.  There are 2 categories of awards:
Marketing Award - recognizes achievement in marketing that supports economic development. 
-For communities with < 20,000 population
-For communities with > 20.000 population
Community Project Award - recognizes a community or partnership working together in economic development
- For communities with < 20,000 population
- For communities with > 20,000 population
Entry Fee: $60.00+HST
Entry Deadline: May 10th, 2013

Speaker Spotlight

Ignite BC's Economic Future


We will be hosting our first Ignite Session at the 2013 BC Economic Summit.  Do you have what it takes?  Do you have an idea to help ignites BC's Economic Future or an idea that will benefit those involved in Economic Development?  If so you need to be part of this fun fast paced event.  Each presenter gets five minutes on stage with 20 slides (max.) that rotate automatically after 15 seconds - whether you're ready or not!

The application to speak is now open.  Send us your ideas and a panel will review them and let you know if it can be included on the agenda. Email you ideas to office@edabc.com.
Visit www.edabc.com to view the complete preliminary program.


Book your room at the Westin Bayshore

This year we are excited to host the Summit at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Visit the online reservations page below to secure a room at our member rate.

Quick Links
In This Issue
Online Registration
Partnership Opportunities
2013 BC Economic Awards
Speaker Spotlight - Ignite BC's Economic Future
Book your room at the Westin Bayshore
Silent Auction

Silent Auction

We will again be holding a silent auction. The money raised at the silent auction goes to the EDABC Professional Development Fund. Bring in an item that represents your community; a Resort Getaway, Spa Package, Wine, Gift Basket. Whatever it is that makes your community special! If you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Laurie



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