Anchorage is excited to be hosting the International Economic Development Councils (IEDC) Annual Conference on October 4-7, 2015. The largest economic development conference in the world, the IEDC Conference is expecting over 1,000 attendees. The theme Foundational Transformations: Creating future growth & Prosperity will be delivered through a number of presentations on topics including;

  • Infrastructure development and public financing
  • Building effective economic development organizations and affiliates
  • Encouraging a robust private sector

Attendees who are interested in an Alaska adventure can take advantage of a number of tour packages and additional events taking place in the week leading up to the conference. Just a short walk from the conference visitors can board the Alaska Railroad for what National Geographic Traveler named one of the top ten train rides in North America. Riders travel from Anchorage to the picturesque seaside town of Seward, enjoying views of glaciers, wildlife and the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range along the way. There are a multitude of sights to see, with tour packages ranging from day trips and week-long adventures to flight seeing tours, there is something for everyone.

Attending the conference is very affordable this year with discounts on air fare and hotels available for attendees. Alaska Airlines is offering a 15 percent discount on all published fares from any Alaska Airlines city and Anchorage, Alaska (September 26 – October 13, 2015). Additionally, the Hotel Captain Cook and Hilton Anchorage are offering IEDC group rates: $135 single/double.

Don’t miss out on the largest gathering of economic development professionals in the world! Register today!

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