Guild Partner | Elevator Pitch Participation

Guild Partner | Elevator Pitch Participation

“The Elevator Pitch: Consultants Offer Candid Feedback on EDO Presentations” will be presented on Thursday, March 30 at 1:00 PM and then again at 2:45 PM. For each session, we are looking for eight Guild Partners to make a “90 second” elevator pitch about your community and/or organization. These sessions will be held concurrently with other breakout sessions. Below is a description of the session:

Session 3: The Elevator Pitch: Consultants Offer Candid Feedback on EDO Presentations

Can you describe your community and its unique assets in 90 seconds? Here’s an opportunity to test your “elevator pitch” and receive candid feedback from a panel of Guild members. Economic developers will be allotted time to give their pitch opportunity. The Guild members will provide immediate feedback on the pros and cons of each pitch as well as summary thoughts at the conclusion of the session.

  • Session Lead: Leslie Wagner
  • Panelists: Dennis Donovan, Courtney Dunbar, Jay Garner, Matt Highfield, Jerry Szatan and Matt Szuhaj

If selected as one of the sixteen participating Guild Partners, you’ll be notified of your assigned session and pitch order one week in advance of the Annual Conference. The topic of the elevator pitch is of your own choosing but should highlight what differentiates your community and organization from the thousands of other options that companies/ consultants consider on a daily basis. Our goal is to make this a fun, interactive session that provides valuable guidance to both presenters and the audience.

Guild Partners will be selected at random for the limited 16 opportunities based on an expression of interest. If you would like to participate in “The Elevator Pitch,” please click the link below to express your interest by Thursday, March 9, 2023.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel


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Event details

Date & Time

Thursdsay, March 30 2023


Fourth Floor | Crockett C


Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel