2023 Summer Conference: ECONOMIC VITALITY IN ACTION – from Wheatfields to Main Street

  • August 8 - 10, 2023
  • Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

    6 W Rose Street
    Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Ticket Price $175.00-$400.00 This event is now over

ECONOMIC VITALITY IN ACTION – from Wheatfields to Main Street

WEDA 2023 Summer Conference | August 8-10, 2023

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, Walla Walla


You are invited to join fellow economic development, local government, port, business, tribal, education and community leaders from throughout Washington August 8-10, 2023 to learn and engage with expert speakers and professionals to gain new tools and insights for economic development in your community. 

Click here to view the 2023 Conference Agenda.


Featured Speakers

Additional Speakers Include: 


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: The conference will take place within the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, with offsite tours and a special reception at the Three Rivers Winery. Conference registration fees do not include conference accommodations. If you would like to make a reservation using WEDA's group block, the Marcus Whitman Hotel may have rooms available, but discounts with our negotiated group rate have expired. Please call the hotel directly at 866-826-9422 and mention the WEDA conference. WEDA also negotiated a group rate at The Finch, a new boutique hotel in the heart of historic downtown Walla Walla which also expired but please call The Finch at 509-956-4994 or email info@finchwallawalla.com. Rooms in WEDA's hotel blocks are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are several additional nearby hotel options in the Walla Walla area: click here.


CONFERENCE REFUND POLICY: In the event that you are unable to attend the conference, WEDA will extend a full refund of your conference registration fees on cancellations made on or before July 30 and will issue a 50% refund thereafter.


For assistance with registration, to pay by check and for information on scholarships or other discounted tickets, please contact info@wedaonline.org.


WEDA's 2023 Summer Conference is on IEDC's list of recognized events.  




WEDA event attendees assume all risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending this conference. By registering for the conference, attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless WEDA, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. Attendees also consent to be recorded, photographed and videotaped related to the event, and hereby irrevocably and perpetually authorize WEDA to copyright, publish, reproduce, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, display, otherwise use, attendee name, image, likeness and voice, and all photographs, recordings, videotapes, audiovisual materials, writings, statements and quotations of or by obtained during the event.

Date & Time

Aug 8, 2023 3:00 PM - Aug 10, 2023 1:30 PM

Venue Details

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

6 W Rose Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362 Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
Washington Economic Development Association

WEDA is a statewide, non-profit association of economic development, local government, port, business, tribal, workforce/education and community leaders committed to enhancing the state's climate for economic development. Our mission is to serve as the statewide professional association committed to the development of economic and employment opportunities in our state. This requires a strong presence in state legislative and regulatory arenas.


WEDA is recognized among decision-makers in Olympia as a united voice for economic development. Legislators and the executive branch respect WEDA because it represents a broad cross-section of individuals throughout the state and has the ability to develop and utilize extensive coalitions on any issue central to economic development. WEDA offers its members and others high quality training and networking opportunities at its meetings throughout the year.