EDCC’s 3rd Annual Drive | Lead | Succeed Conference Announces New Agenda Details

Keynote Speakers, Interactive Sessions, and Pre-Conference Events Fill Program

Online PR News – 01-September-2015 – Denver, CO – The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) is pleased to announce The 3rd Annual Drive | Lead | Succeed Conference: “People DRIVE Economic Prosperity”, taking place Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at The Denver Marriott West in Golden, CO. The conference aims to provide the knowledge, tools, and connections that are vital to foster a growing Colorado economy.

“We are so pleased to again host this exciting event,” said Rich Werner, EDCC 2015 Chair and Upstate Colorado ED President. “No where else is there such a remarkable gathering of the top influencers in Colorado’s economy. When you bring that much talent together, there’s no doubt something amazing is going to happen.”

The conference features a formidable speaker line-up consisting of influential thought leaders and industry experts speaking on a diverse range of topics. Keynote Speakers and topics include:

Curt Coffman, Principle Partner & Chief Science Officer, The Coffman Organization, Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch
Dave Meslin, Community Catalyst, The Antidote to Apathy
Tamara Kleinberg, Founder, The Shuuk, Think Sideways: A Playbook For Disruptive Thinking
Matthew Murrie, Founder & Chief Curiosity Curator, What If, TEDx Speaker, Turning What If…? Into What Is

New for 2015, the conference has added SWIPE (Steal With Integrity Pride and Enthusiasm) This!, a rapid-fire session where speakers are given five-minutes each on stage with an automatically advancing PowerPoint presentation to share best practices, new ideas, and innovative approaches to economic development.

Also new this year, EDCC has partnered with Colorado Way to offer two interactive pre-conference workshops on September 29 & 30.

“We’ve worked to bring the most interesting, inspiring, and diverse minds together again for 2015,” said Jessica Erickson, Longmont Economic Development Council President. “The event is successful and unique because every single attendee is actively contributing, participating and working towards real change.”

The EDCC is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to successful, responsible economic development. EDCC professionally represents the collective economic development interests of both the private and public sectors. Their mission is to strategically retain, expand and attract primary employers. EDCC is committed to an equitable, balanced, public/private partnership and growing the economic climate of Colorado to the mutual benefit of employees, employers, governments and citizens. Visit the EDCC’s website at www.edcconline.org.

Wednesday, September 30 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015

Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver West Drive
Golden, CO 80401

EDCC Member: $250
Non-Member: $300
Early Bird Pricing Until 9/11 - $50 off

To register, learn more, or view the full agenda, visit www.edcconline.org/attend/conferences