CALED 37th Annual Training Conference

bannerThe 37th Annual CALED Conference will be March 21-23, 2017 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside in San Diego, CA.

Moving Forward will give CALED members and non-members alike the opportunity to gather together and discuss the latest trends in economic development and solutions to pressing problems.

The Moving Forward Agenda has been released and has descriptions of all the breakout sessions for the conference. Learn which economic development topics will be discussed and decide which sessions you will attend in San Diego this March.

Click here to view the agenda


The discounted-CALED Hotel Room Block is SOLD OUT! Regularly priced rooms are available at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside

The Culinary Crawl is SOLD OUT! We are looking forward to a rollicking good time on March 22nd. For those of you who didn’t register in time, make sure you register early for the 2018 CALED Conference. 

AdamJonesKelleyDon’t miss the last session of the conference (March 23, 2017 from 1:30-2:30) where we’ll hear from President of Conway, Inc. and internationally-known speaker, Adam Jones-Kelley on how to take advantage of opportunities in the Pacific Rim!



Everything You Need to Know about Economic Development:

NEW FOR 2017—A track that teaches the technical skills needed to develop, finance, and grow your communities! These sessions will breakdown the latest available tools for site assembly and district creation in a step-by-step fashion to ensure you can return to your community and Move Forward. 

Tried & True—Master the best practices that economic developers use in their communities on a daily basis and discover successful activities that can be replicated in your area.

Lead & Succeed—Learn how to stay at the top of your game by continually improving through skill development as well as personal growth and leadership.

Next Generation—Understand that the changing demographics of our communities and our industries are opportunities for growth. Learn how your community can embrace these transformations and create a space where the next generation of businesses and people are flourishing.

Meet the 2017 CALED Conference Steering Committee


Download the Moving Forward app today at iTunes or Google Play.

If you downloaded the 2016 CALED conference app, scroll to the bottom of the sidebar on the app and choose Switch Event/Logout. Once there choose the CALED Annual Conference (March 21-23, 2017).ios-icon

Interested in Sponsoring?

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March 21, 2017

Pre-Conference Activities & Conference Welcome Session

March 22 – 23, 2017

Wednesday – Thursday Conference Break-Out Sessions

Cancellations and Refunds/Credits: No refunds or cancellations accepted after February 15, 2017. Any refunds or credits prior to February 15th are subject to a 15% handling fee. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Kristy Nong at: mknong@caled.org. Refunds will be issued via check to the paying organization.


$595: Member Rate

$695: Non-Member Rate (Includes 1-yr CALED Membership)
Not applicable to existing CALED Members or Membership Renewal.

$25 Culinary Crawl: March 22, 2017 Includes 3 venues, bites, and drinks. Sponsored by Innovate78.

$15 Fun Run: March 23, 2017 Includes a t-shirt. Sponsored by Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard.

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Wyndham San Diego Bayside

1355 North Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101
Reservations by phone: (619) 232-3861

Click here to reserve your room online >

The hotel cut-off date is February 24, 2017.
Rooms are not guaranteed and may be sold out prior to the cut-off date.

Self-Parking: $18 per day, per vehicle

IEDC LogoThis event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).