Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Sign In
Sign In securely

9/24/2017 » 9/26/2017
WVEDC Fall Conference

10/18/2017 » 10/20/2017
TEDC Annual Conference

10/18/2017 » 10/19/2017
KEDA Fall Conference

10/18/2017 » 10/20/2017
MEDC Fall Conference

2017 Young Professionals Meet the Consultants
Register View Registrations Map this EventMap this Event Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

 Export to Your Calendar 11/1/2017 to 11/2/2017
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
12:00 PM
Where: Map this event »
The Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St
Chicago, Illinois  60603
United States
Contact: Matthew Darius

Online registration is available until: 10/20/2017
« Go to Upcoming Event List  


Registration | Schedule 

Hotel |Panelists

Evening Event |  Sponsors

A message from the Young Professionals Planning Committee

"We hope that all of you will plan to join us in Chicago for our Annual YP Meet the Consultants event.  We are still finalizing the lineup, but this year’s event will feature representatives from well-known consulting firms that will share their thoughts on current trends and issues facing the economic development community.  We have no doubt that you will benefit from the information shared by the speakers and will be able to take this information back to your organization to aid in your economic development efforts. In addition to the consultant interaction and presentations, this event provides an opportunity to network with your peers from organizations all across the SEDC territory.  You will have the chance to meet or reconnect with other Young Professionals involved in our field of work.  These relationships can be a tremendous asset to all of us as our careers advance.  We sincerely hope that all of you will take time to join us for this important event and make lasting relationships with your peers."

-The YP Planning Committee


Registration Rates:    

  Regular Onsite
Member: $250 $300
Non-Member: $350 $400



• SEDC offers no partial or daily registrations

• SEDC reserves the right to limit or restrict registration

• Registration must be received no later than October 20th, 2017. After this date, registrants must register and pay fees on-site.

SEDC policy states that full payment is required prior to the start of the event.  Anyone with an outstanding balance may be denied entry.


Registration deadline is October 20th, 2017. After this date please plan to register on-site. In order to obtain a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing at the SEDC office. Refund policy is as follows: Cancellation notices received by October 2nd, 2017- amount refunded less an administrative fee of $50. Cancellation notices received between October 3rd, 2017 and October 16th, 2017- amount refunded less an administrative fee of $150. Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by October 16th, 2017 is required to pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty upon notification, however, appropriate member/non-member rates will apply to substitute attendees. SEDC is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), conference management will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. If you need assistance or if you have dietary restrictions, please indicate this on your registration form or call the SEDC office at 404-523-3030.


Member and non-member registration fees include: all conference sessions, lunch, breaks, as well as the evening event.

Descriptions and speakers subject to change

Topics at this year's event include (subject to change) Incentives, Foreign Direct Investment, Trends in the Food Industry, Trends in the Automotive Industry, Marketing Your Community, Completing RFI's, and more... 


A detailed schedule will be posted very soon, stay on the lookout!


November 1st will feature a half day of programming followed by a full day of programming and our evening Consultants Networking Reception on November 2nd. This year's reception will be held at the incredible Potter's Bar and Grill where you will have ample time to network with fellow YPs, site location consultants, and professionals from across the association.


Coming Soon!

Conference Location & Hotel

Conference Hotel:

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
TEL: 312.726.7500

Rates & Registration:

$199 - Single / Double Occupancy

Cutoff date for booking a room is October 10th, 2017



About the Conference Hotel:

By the turn of the century, the Palmer House had become Chicago’s liveliest social center, hosting a long list of prominent figures—including those ranging from U.S. presidents to Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde. In 1933, the Golden Empire Dining Room of Palmer House was converted into an entertainment epicenter. It hosted legendary entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, Louis Armstrong, and Liberace. In recent years the historic Chicago hotel, Palmer House has undergone a $170 million renovation to ensure that it includes all of the conveniences and comforts our 21st century guests expect while also preserving our significant history. Clearly “the Chicago hotel the world knows best” has positioned itself for the next era in downtown Chicago accommodations–and the next generation of Palmer House Hilton with a hip and historic outlook.


Don’t miss this excellent sponsorship opportunity for exposure to Chicago based site location consultants, up and coming economic developers, and SEDC members. Questions may be directed to Matthew Darius at

Presenting Sponsor

Networking Reception Sponsors
Event Sponsors

Break Sponsors