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Welcome to EDCO's 64th Annual Conference and Showcase

EvolveON, coming to you virtually – January-February 2021!

About the conference

Not even a global pandemic can stop EDCO’s 64th Annual Conference and Showcase, EvolveON, from taking place.  It’s time to come together virtually to celebrate Ontario’s resilience and talk about the opportunities ahead of us.  

What will be different? 

Going virtual means the conference will have many new features and highlights that weren’t possible in an in-person event.  Some of the most noteworthy differences you’ll want to know about are:

  • The conference series will now run every Wednesday from January 20 – February 24, 2021. Not able to catch all of the leading-edge sessions? Not a problem – sessions will be recorded so you can catch up at a time that works for you.
  • We’re ready to unveil the program. You can look forward to even more of the insightful, practical learning that you’ve come to expect from the EDCO Conference!
  • Significantly reduced pricing:  A major perk of a virtual event is that it’s much more accessible to economic developers not only in Ontario but across the country and around the world, as there’s no travel time!  To ensure as many as possible can attend, we’ve set a registration fee that is sure to fit into any budget. 

What will be the same?

Every year, EDCO’s Conference is the highlight of the professional calendar for economic developers in Ontario.  2021 is no different.  Everything that you’ve come to expect that makes the event the industry’s premier thought-leadership event is still here.

  • Insightful, practical and inspiring learning sessions:  Get ready to be inspired, educated and empowered by our outstanding keynote presentations and interactive workshops that will evolve your thinking with practical, inventive ideas.
  • Cutting-edge sponsors and leading innovators will be sharing their evolving products and services all designed to provide solutions for economic developers in this ever-changing landscape.

Get ready to end analysis paralysis and evolve your community at #EDCO2021!

EvolveON offers an effective way for organizations to have a significant impact on 400+ of Ontario’s key economic developers. Let’s discuss how we can showcase you at this year’s virtual conference.

Featuring keynote presentations, the program also includes a variety of concurrent sessions all designed to build your expertise – from what to do today to how to evolve your community’s future. This is your chance to ask your burning questions and share your views on issues facing today’s economic developer in Ontario.

Conference theme

This year’s Conference theme, EvolveON, challenges economic developers to evolve their thinking with practical, inventive ideas to break through the status quo in today’s ever-changing landscape.






About the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

The Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre is centrally located at 525 Bay Street within walking distance to the theatre, financial and shopping districts of Toronto. The Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre is excited to welcome EDCO back for its 63rd Annual Conference and Showcase.

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