2015 Best Practices Conference

  • 13 May 2015
  • 15 May 2015
  • Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market, 555 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE 68102


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • New MID-AMERICA EDC Members (outside Nebraska) - Join now and save $25 on your Individual MID-AMERICA EDC membership AND attend the Best Practices Conference at the member registration rate – an additional $100 savings! TOTAL SAVINGS of $125!!!
  • Because Nebraska is the host state for the MID-AMERICA EDC 2015 Annual Best Practices Conference, new MID-AMERICA EDC members from Nebraska receive a special membership discount for 2015! Join MID-AMERICA EDC now AND register for the Best Practices Conference at this discounted rate!
  • Please choose this option if you are NOT choosing a BP Conference registration package. (If you are registering for the BP Conference AND Women in ED, you will have the option to add Women in ED to your chosen conference package above after you select it.) The registration fee for the Women in ED Seminar ONLY is $50. This fee will show up on the registration page.

Online Registration is now closed for the 2015 Best Practices Conference!  Registration after May 1st will be on-site only (on-site registration will be open Wednesday, May 13th beginning at 12:30 p.m. and will be located in the Big Blue Ballroom Foyer of the Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market).  Thank you!

Click here for the Conference Program

Join us May 13-15 at The Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market in Omaha, Nebraska for best practices from experts in the area of transportation and logistics!  You will hear from Union Pacific, CSX, Nebraska Trucking Association, Werner Enterprises, Foremost Quality Logistics, Port Authority of Kansas City, and Olsson Associates!  We will also present our first "Women in Economic Development Summit" as a pre-conference seminar at this year's conference.  

We will also be holding our first Women in Economic Development Summit on May 13th as our Best Practices pre-conference event!  For our first Summit, we will welcome keynote speaker Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO, Texas Economic Development Corporation.  We will also hold a panel discussion “Women in Varying Leadership Roles”.  Hear from leaders in the economic development field - Cinda Kelley-Hutchings, President & CEO, Hendricks County EDP; Jennifer Daly, CEO, Greater Peoria EDC; Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, Department Director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development; and Michelle Comerford, Industrial & Supply Chain Practice Leader, Biggins Lacy & Shappiro.  Visit our website at http://www.midamericaedc.org/news/3283425 for full details.

Best Practices Conference Hotel/Travel Information

Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market
555 S. 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

To book your hotel room:
You may book your hotel room now through April 12th for the 2015 Best Practices Conference! You may call the Embassy Suites at 402-346-9000 and ask for the Mid America Economic Development Council room block to receive the discounted rate of $134 per night (single or double suite). Reservations are available for the nights of May 11th through 15th. You may also reserve your room online by visiting https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=12196210.  

Please note:  As of April 6th, our hotel room block at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Old is nearly sold out.  Additional hotel options are listed below (there are no group room blocks at these hotels).  Both of these hotels are within walking distance of the Embassy Suites.

·         Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown/Old Market -http://omahadowntownoldmarket.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

·         Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown/Old Market -http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nebraska/hilton-garden-inn-omaha-downtown-old-market-area-OMADMGI/index.html 


For those staying the Embassy Suites, a  complimentary airport shuttle is provided by the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market. When you are ready to be picked up from the airport, call the hotel at 402-346-9000 and ask for the shuttle service. Onsite parking is available at the hotel - $12 per night self-park and $18 per night valet.  

The Hyatt Place and Hilton Garden Inn also offer shuttle service.  Please contact these hotels for additional information if you are an overnight guest.  

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