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UEDA 2020 Application Portal

Introduction + Instructions

DEADLINE: Submit by July 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, and the Summit Call for Content.

2020 Summit Theme

Redesigning the Future Amidst Dynamic Change: A Virtual Economic Accelerator Summit

Economic recovery is imperative. We must not only consider regional recovery but establishing resiliency for long-term survival in an ever-changing world. To accomplish this, UEDA is pleased to host a Virtual Economic Accelerator Summit assembling economic development minds from across the globe to collaborate and co-design strategies to leverage higher education institutions to advance economic acceleration and resiliency.

During this one-of-a-kind Summit, participants will collaborate on regional challenges, hear from industry and higher education experts, and actively participate in digital workspaces, design-thinking sessions, and visual collaborations to develop a framework for accelerating regional economies. This is NOT your typical online conference. This will be an immersive, engaging experience where participants will work collaboratively across digital channels to share ideas, data, and expertise to develop actionable take-aways. All economic development minds and allies are encouraged to attend.

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 Content Worksheet
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.