Remember the last conference you attended? As an economic development professional, you undoubtedly returned home inspired and motivated to implement many of the concepts unveiled during the program. At first, you might imagine this excitement emerged from all the conference workshops you attended. If you think about it, though, the seeds of our enthusiasm were planted months earlier. Perhaps the convention registration materials prompted your curiosity about new industry trends. If a few of your colleagues talked about attending, their anticipation likely impacted yours.
So, count down with me to October 28, 2012 for the CT NEDA conference. I feel a buzz of excitement…the 302nd day in the 44th week of the year, at this writing we have 248 days left to plan. Will we be ready? My answer is a resounding…yes, Yes, YES!!! In just 8 months we will be gathering at the Wadsworth Atheneum to renew acquaintances, make new friendships and hear from the experts in the field of economic development. The much anticipated ConneCTing to Compete conference in Hartford, CT will be underway.
Join with me as we count down to one of the most exciting opportunities to engage with your peers. See you in 5,952 hours or 357,120 minutes!
Rebecca A. Nolan, EDP
MetroHartford Alliance & CT NEDA Conference Committee