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May 21-23 | Oaklawn Event Center

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Division of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission are dedicated to enhancing economic development throughout the state; together, we are providing participants with the latest information and resources they need to strengthen their communities.

Our three-day conference draws more than 650 attendees, including mayors, county judges, legislators, state and federal officials, and community leaders. During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the many programs and services available through AEDC that assist rural communities and their leaders with development, planning and revitalization efforts. Our conference hosts a variety of breakout sessions and panels, legislative committee meetings, two luncheons as well as dinners and events!

We hope you will join us for this year’s conference! A basic agenda will be released in February of 2024.

Participant

Registration fees cover all conference materials as well as entertainment activities, receptions, breaks and meals. Participants who register before April 17th can take advantage of the early-bird rate of $150.00 per participant. For those who register after April 17th, conference fees are $175 per participant.

If you would only like to attend the award ceremony, fees are $30 per attendee.

You can register online via our Eventbrite page or if you would rather pay via check, please download the registration form and mail both it and payment to the address listed on the form.

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Vendor

Vendor space is $500.00 per booth includes an 8x8 piped and draped exhibit booth, along with a skirted 6-foot table, two chairs and two paid registrations covering all conference materials, entertainment activities, receptions, breaks and meals.

The early-bird rate for additional participants expires on April 17th and is $150 per person. Additional registrations after April 17th are $175 per participant. Booths are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

You can register online via our Eventbrite page or if you would rather pay via check, please download the registration form and mail it along with payment to the address listed on the form.

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Sponsor

All sponsorship packages include: recognition as a conference sponsor, logo placement on all promotional items, optional exhibitor booth space and paid registrations. Please click the link below to see all our Sponsorship Package options.

Please view our Eventbrite page for details on the specific sponsorship packages available for this year’s Conference.

If you would rather pay via check, please download the registration form and mail it along with payment to the address listed on the form.

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Becca Caldwell

Director of Rural Services

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Becca Caldwell, Director of Rural Services