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 2-4, 2022


San Diego, CA


Manchester Grand Hyatt

Sponsorship Opportunities

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The Guild offers a variety of opportunities for recognition and exclusive access to Guild members during Annual Conference. Click the button below for sponsorship benefits and availability.


Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Guild Partner Reception (PRIVATE EVENT FOR GUILD PARTNERS ONLY!)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 3, 2022
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Registration
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Breakfast
8:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Welcome & Keynote Speaker presentation
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Table Talk – round 1
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions – block 1
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Break
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Breakout Sessions – block 2
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM – Silver Sponsor Reception (Private reception for Guild members & Silver sponsors only!)
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM – Happy Hour
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Gold Sponsor Dinners (Private dinners for Guild members & Gold sponsors only!)

Friday, March 4, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM – Breakfast
8:45 AM – 10:45 AM – Table Talk – round 2
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM – Break
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Conference closing

General Registration

Join the Waiting List

Waiting List

Registration for the 2022 Annual Conference is currently closed but we encourage you to join the waiting list should any slots become available. To join the waiting list, please click here.

General Information

The registration fee is $2,000 per attendee (excluding hotel and/or travel accommodations) and is non-transferrable between 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

March 2-4, 2022
San Diego, CA
Manchester Grand Hyatt

March 27-29, 2023
San Antonio, TX
Grand Hyatt San Antonio

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Past Annual Conferences

Previous Dates & Locations

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


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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Ashley Hayden

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