WEDA’s Fall Conference 2016 was held in Eau Claire, WI with the focus on Making Their Community a Destination for Business and Talent. Eau Claire was recently featured in Time Magazine on the many recent events that have spurred exciting community development efforts. 

During the conference attendees learned about various ways to brand their community as an attractive place to live, work and play.  Attendees learned firsthand how development deals were structured, creative ways to keep and attract talent, and innovative ideas on how music can be an economic driver. Our speakers focused not only on teaching attendees something new, but demonstrate how to implement it in their community.

The conference had a offsite reception, multiple exhibitors, keynote, multiple seminars, and a culinary crawl reception. The conference took place at the new Lismore Hotel in downtown Eau Claire. 

Before the conference.

Before the conference.

Morning session.

Morning session.

Offsite Reception

Offsite Reception

Keynote

Keynote

WEDA Sponsors

WEDA Sponsors

Exhibitors

Exhibitors

Culinary Crawl

Culinary Crawl

Culinary Crawl

Culinary Crawl

Seminar

Seminar

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