2018 Call for Sessions

Share your Expertise at the CALED Annual Conference “Engage”

The 38th Annual CALED Conference, “Engage” will be March 14-16, 2018 at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, CA.

Economic development is constantly evolving and there are new techniques and strategies to learn. This year, we are asking for session ideas for three tracks:

  • Tried & True
  • Professional Development
  • Economic Diversification

The Submission Deadline is by close of business on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

If you have an idea for a conference session, see below.

Tried & True—Highlight the best practices that economic developers use in their communities on a daily basis. These sessions will focus on successful activities that can be replicated in other communities and have a “step-by-step” approach.

Lead & Succeed—In order to stay at the top of your game, economic developers need to continually improve. This improvement can be seen through skill development as well as personal growth and leadership.

Next Generation—The changing demographics of our communities and our industries are opportunities for growth. Show how your community has embraced these transformations and created a space where the next generation of businesses and people are flourishing.

To submit a session idea, submit the completed Session Form to Michelle Stephens by close of business Thursday, September 28, 2017.


  • Session Submission Deadline: September 28, 2017
  • Sessions Announced: November 1, 2017
  • Session & Speakers Finalized: December 15, 2017
  • CALED Conference: March 14-16, 2018