WEDA 2024 Summer Conference

  • June 18 - 20, 2024
  • The Davenport Grand

    333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
    Spokane, Washington 99201
Ticket Price $200.00-$425.00 Register Now

Please join fellow economic development, local government, port, business, tribal, workforce/education and community leaders from throughout Washington June 18-20, 2024 to learn and engage with expert speakers, legislators and professionals on the current state of Washington economic development and gain new tools and insights for economic development in your community. The conference will focus on fostering equitable, inclusive economic development as well as opportunities in sports-related economic development, highlighting Spokane’s tremendous leadership and success. We will acknowledge and celebrate Juneteenth in multiple ways. Attendees will leave with tools, resources and strategies to leverage in order to help their communities grow jobs and catalyze inclusive and sustainable economic opportunity across Washington.


Early Bird discounts will end on May 24. 


FOR 2024 ONLY:  In partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), WEDA is offering a special $25 discount for those registering for both the WEDA Summer Conference and the IEDC Economic Future Forum, both taking place in Spokane this year. Use promo code "IEDC" at check-out. 



The preliminary conference agenda is available CLICK HERE. It will be regularly updated, with all speakers added by about 3 weeks out from the conference.



The conference will take place at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane with offsite tours and receptions.



Conference registration fees do not include conference accommodations. 

If you would like to book a hotel room for the conference, we have negotiated a group rate at the Davenport Grand: Use this link: Davenport Grand – WEDA 2024 Summer Conference and select the dates (between June 18 – 21) to access our group rate of $175, subject to room availability. If you prefer to speak to someone at the hotel, call 800-228-9290 for assistance. The group rate will end on May 24.

There are several additional nearby hotel options in the Spokane area. Check out:


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 June 4 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


WEDA’s 2024 Summer Conference is a recognized event for IEDC’s CEcD re-certification credits.




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

Jun 18, 2024 2:00 PM - Jun 20, 2024 2:00 PM

Venue Details

The Davenport Grand

333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, Washington 99201 The Davenport Grand
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.