Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference

Network at the Guild’s Most Popular Event

Each year, the Guild holds its marquee Annual Conference event with all global Guild members in attendance. The cornerstone of the Annual Conference is knowledge sharing, an interactive exchange of ideas and networking between Guild members and economic developers and investment promotion professionals from around the world.

At the conference, the ratio of Guild members to economic development organization (EDO) participants is eight to one (eight attendees for every one Guild member). Members plan all conference content, serve on panels and participate in interactive breakout sessions with conference attendees for the purpose of sharing insights and fostering discussion. Additionally, our awards program for the Annual Conference gives EDOs, their partners and communities the opportunity to be recognized within the industry and receive complimentary registration.

See below for sponsorship opportunities, general registration, agenda and other event related details.

Event details

Date & Time

March 29-31, 2023

Location

San Antonio, TX

Venue

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

Agenda

All events are located at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel unless otherwise noted. Event locations and times are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Welcome Reception
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Registration Check-in
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Breakfast
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom DE

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Welcome & Conference Programming
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Table Talk – round 1
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom DE

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions – block 1

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Break
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Breakout Sessions – block 2

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM – Silver Sponsor Reception (PRIVATE RECEPTION FOR SILVER SPONSORS & GUILD MEMBERS ONLY!)
Fourth Floor | Republic BC

5:15 PM – 7:15 PM – Happy Hour
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Gold Sponsor Dinners (PRIVATE DINNERS FOR GOLD SPONSORS & GUILD MEMBERS ONLY!)

Friday, March 31, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM – Breakfast
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom DE

8:45 AM – 9:20 AM – Conference closing
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

9:20 AM – 9:50 AM – Break
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

9:50 AM – 11:50 AM – Table Talk – round 2
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

General Information

General Information

The 2023 Annual Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk hotel in San Antonio, TX March 29-31, 2023.

The registration fee will be determined at a later date (excluding hotel and/or travel accommodations) and is non-transferrable between other Guild events such as the Annual Conference and/or Fall Forum and can only be transferred to another attendee within the same organization.

To be eligible to attend the Annual Conference, you must be a practicing professional from a local, regional, state or national economic development organization in the U.S. or abroad. Each registration will be vetted for eligibility before attendance is confirmed. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will receive notification of your acceptance and provided information in regards to payment.U.S. or abroad. Each registration will be vetted for eligibility before attendance is confirmed. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will receive notification of your acceptance and provided information in regards to payment and the hotel link.

Professional Development Scholarship

A Chance to Receive Complimentary Registration

The Site Selectors Guild recognizes that some economic organizations have limited resources and are not otherwise able to enjoy all of the educational benefits and networking opportunities that attendance at a Guild Annual Conference can provide. The Robert M. Ady Professional Development Scholarships award five deserving economic developers with complimentary registration to an upcoming Annual Conference. We seek candidates who are eager to learn and plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained to benefit their careers, organizations and communities. If selected for an Ady Scholarship, applicants must promptly confirm their ability to attend the corresponding Guild Annual Conference. They are expected to be present for the duration of the conference, taking fullest advantage of conference-related activities.

Guild Awards Program

Gain Recognition for Outstanding Work

The Site Selectors Guild has launched an award program for our Annual Conference attendees to give economic development organizations and their partners the opportunity to receive recognition for the work being done in their communities. Our two categories–Projects with a Purpose and Community Innovation: Building a Better Business Climate–recognize unique projects and initiatives that positively impact communities. Learn more about the different categories and how to submit a project for the 2022 Annual Conference Awards here.

Upcoming Annual Conferences

Dates & Locations

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Past Annual Conferences

Previous Dates & Locations

2022 | San Diego, CA | March 2-4
2021 | Orlando, FL | June 10-12
2020 | Atlanta, GA | March 9-11
2019 | Salt Lake City, UT | March 25-27
2018 | Cincinnati, OH | March 19-21
2017 | Tucson, AZ | March 13-15

Testimonials

Once again, I found the Annual Conference to be very informative with great networking opportunities. I appreciate all the work that goes into having such a meaningful event.

— Alen Neel, East Tennessee Economic Development Agency

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