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SCEDA's 54th Annual Conference will be May 1-3, 2019, at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

5/1/2019 to 5/3/2019
When: May 1-3, 2019
Wednesday - Friday
Where: Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Coste Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  29572
United States
Contact: Andi Rawl
(803) 929-0305

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SCEDA Annual Conference

MAY 1-3, 2019

The SCEDA Annual Conference moves to Myrtle Beach for the 2019 event.  The annual event will be May 1-3, 2019, at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes.  Below is information on the conference agenda and speaker, pre-event networking activities, hotel accommodations, and sponsorship opportunities.  For any questions about the SCEDA 2019 Annual Conference, please contact the SCEDA office at (803) 929-0305.

*Conference Registration does not include hotel reservation. 

** Cancellation Policy-  Full Cancellations refunds will only be accepted if received more than 7 business days before the event in writing. If a cancellation is received in writing less than 7 business days before the Conference, a 50% refund will processed. If within 3 business days, cancellations will receive no refund unless medical or family emergency. Please note that the threat of inclement weather is not considered sufficient to override our cancellation policy. 


This year's SCEDA Annual Conference planning committee is working to put together an informative and exciting agenda for this year's conference.  Please check back to see agenda updates.  

Click here to download the SCEDA Conference Tentative Agenda


Each year, SCEDA hosts over 325 industry professionals at the Annual Conference.  This is the place to be if you are in economic development. 

Attendee list as of April 18, 2019


The Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes has just undergone a hotel-wide renovation, and SCEDA is excited to call the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes our host hotel.  This property, which is located oceanfront, is a wonderful location for the SCEDA conference and offers great views of the Atlantic Ocean.  SCEDA has a discounted room rate of $189 per night at the hotel.  

The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes is currently sold out.  If you are still in need of a hotel room, please email and request to be added to the hotel waitlist.  As rooms become available, we reach out.  


Wednesday Pre-conference Include:


sponsorship available

Join fellow SCEDA Members for a great round of golf on the beautiful and challenging Members Course at Grande Dunes.  Registration includes a round of golf, cart fees, lunch and beverages on the course.  Registration and Lunch at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon.  


sponsored by Oconee Economic Alliance

The SCEDA Women's committee is hosting a women's golf "clinic", in conjunction to the SCEDA Annual Golf Tournament.  Whether you have never picked up a golf club or have a 0 handicap, come get some tips and tricks, while networking with a fabulous group of people for a fun-filled afternoon. Registration and Lunch at 11:00 a.m. with clinics starting at noon.  Space is limited to 21 individuals and registration is open to anyone who would like to sign up.  


sponsorships available

Registration includes a 1/2 day fishing excursion, lunch, beverages.  


sponsored by Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. 

4-hour sight-seeing trip around the waters of Myrtle Beach.  Registration includes lunch and beverages. 

Thursday Afternoon Networking Opportunities:



sponsored by Kozlarek Law

Enjoy a little friendly competition as players compete in our Beach Bocce Tournament on the beach just outback of the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes. Registration includes entry and beverages during the tournament. 


Are you interested in expanding your company's visibility at the SCEDA Annual Conference?  We have a variety of sponsorship levels for all budget types.  Click the Sponsorship Prospectus below to find a sponsorship opportunity that best fits your needs. 


Platinum Sponsors