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Join your peers at SSTI conference in Atlanta this Sept. 6-8

July 13, 2023

SSTI’s Annual Conference is in Atlanta this Sept. 6-8. The event will feature numerous opportunities to connect with your peers from across the country who are working to strengthen their regional innovation economies through roundtables focused on specific areas of practice and workshops on communications, building stronger organizations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The entire conference is available for a registration fee of just $390. Reserve your spot today!

An overview of the schedule can be found below. Visit 2023.ssticonference.org for the full agenda.

September 6

Content options include a full-day introduction to tech-based economic development, a workshop on organization management, and roundtables for attendees to meet with, and learn from, peers working across the country on risk capital and higher education.

September 7

Morning plenary sessions will highlight big thinkers and innovation trends. The afternoon will include a financing forum for attendees to learn about programs that fund TBED and include roundtables on state programs, venture development organizations, and entrepreneurship development.

September 8

The conference’s final day will feature a communications workshop and roundtables on rural innovation, STEM talent, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and lab-to-market support.

Each roundtable at the conference will contribute to resources on effective practices that SSTI’s TBED Community of Practice will make available to the field. Organizations interested in having their initiatives reflected in these resources are encouraged to participate. These sessions will also contribute to the community’s research and education agenda for the next year.

The registration rate of $390 has been made possible through the TBED Community of Practice, which is supported by the Economic Development Administration (EDA). We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference for $169 per night, which you can reserve here.

SSTI hopes that this below-cost rate will allow a wide range of practitioners to attend the conference. Organizations facing financial barriers for travel can contact SSTI’s TBED Community of Practice team (tbedcop@ssti.org) to learn about travel stipend opportunities. 

To learn more about the conference, visit 2023.ssticonference.org or contact SSTI at contactus@ssti.org.

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