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UEDA 2020 Application Portal

Introduction + Instructions

Submit by May 1, 2020

Welcome to the UEDA 2020 Application Portal. This portal should be used for the official submission of all content relative to the UEDA Summit. This includes the Awards of Excellence, Summit Call for Workshops + Presentations, and Lightning Rounds. 

2020 Summit Theme

The Logistics of Economic Development:
Connecting Talent, Innovation, & Place

Practitioners of economic development rely on strong ecosystems that involve many parts moving in a common direction to achieve common goals. The UEDA 2020 Summit will explore the inner-workings of these ecosystems, the elements that comprise the ecosystems, and how these pieces come together to achieve regional success, especially within the confines of talent, innovation, and creating a sense of place. We all have a role to play—higher education, economic development organizations, the public sector, and private partners. Together, throughout the Summit, we’ll work together as ecosystem partners to address ecosystem needs and drive regional prosperity.

We strongly encourage you to download the appropriate worksheet in order to complete required content using a Word document and then pasting into the form(s) that follow. The worksheets for this portal are below:

Call for Workshops and Presentations Worksheet (includes Lightning Round)
Awards of Excellence Nomination Worksheet

You may submit as many applications as you would like.  However, if you are proposing duplicate content in several areas, please indicate accordingly in the final question of each application. If you have any questions, please contact UEDA at
1. Please provide your contact information. This will be used should changes be required, announcement if a submission is accepted/awarded, and to coordinate general logistics about this application.  *This question is required.
Is your organization a member of UEDA?If you are not a member of UEDA and you apply for the Awards of Excellence, there is a $250 application fee for each initiative submitted. Of course, we'd rather have you become a member of UEDA. Then you can submit as many applications as you want and also get all of the other benefits of membership. Visit for more information on membership. 
2. Which of the following are you submitting with this application? *This question is required.