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SCEDA's 52nd Annual Conference will be May 3-5, 2017, hosted in the beautiful lowcountry of South Carolina at the Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort.

5/3/2017 to 5/5/2017
When: May 3-5, 2017
Where: Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort
130 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina  29928
United States
Contact: SCEDA

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SCEDA Annual Conference

May 3-5, 2017

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

The SCEDA Annual Conference moves to the beautiful Hilton Head Island for the 2017 event.  The annual event will be May 3-5, 2017, at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.  Below is information on the conference agenda and speaker, pre-event networking activities, hotel accommodations, and sponsorship opportunities.  For any questions about the SCEDA 2017 Annual Conference, please contact the SCEDA office at (803) 929-0305.

Conference Agenda

This year's SCEDA Annual Conference will have speakers covering a variety of topics, including the Dillon In-Land Port, Telecommunications, Economic Development Case Study, plus much more. 

For a tentative agenda, please click the agenda link below. 

Conference Agenda

Hotel Information

The host hotel, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, is sold out for the SCEDA Annual Conference.  We have a small block of rooms at the Marriott Resort Hilton Head Island, for those unable to make reservations at the Sonesta Resort.  The Marriott has honored the SCEDA conference rate of $189/ night and waived the $20/day resort fee.  To reserve a room at the Marriott Resort Hilton Head, please call the hotel directly at (843) 686-8400.  

Optional Networking Activities

Wednesday Pre-conference Activities Include:

Golf Tournament - $130/ person

Join fellow SCEDA Members for a great round of golf on the beautiful and challenging Clipper and Galleon courses apart of The Shipyard Golf Course.  Registration includes round of golf, cart fees, lunch and beverages on the course.  Shotgun start at noon. 

Fishing Trip -SOLD OUT

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

Catamaran Sight Seeing Tour - $75/person

4 hour sight-seeing trip around the beautiful island of Hilton Head.  Registration includes lunch and beverages. 

Thursday Afternoon Networking Activities

Cornhole Tournament - $25/player

Enjoy a little competition as teams compete in the 2nd Annual SCEDA Cornhole Tournament.  Registration includes entry and beverages during tournament.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

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. 

Sponsorship Prospectus


Each year, SCEDA hosts over 250 industry professionals at the Annual Conference.  For a list of conference attendees, please click the link below. 

Conference Attendee List as of 4.28.17


Cancellation Policy:  Written requests for full refund of prepaid registration will be honored, less a $50 cancellation fee, if received prior to April 15, 2017. Substitutions may be made at any time by submitting a written request to Questions? Please contact SCEDA at 803-929-0305.

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