Q: Why bring a “team”?
A: We encourage more than one person to attend for several reasons. First, more than one person returns to a community “fired up” to implement f the ideas learned. Second, with over 25 educational sessions offered during the 24-hour conference it is possible only one person will miss some.
Q: Who should be on the team?
A: Anyone that is interested in helping entrepreneurs succeed in your town. However, we also encourage you to be a bit strategic when recruiting people. Bring folks from a variety of places (chamber, schools, business, econ development, local government, service clubs, etc.). This broadens your reach when you return home and mobilize your community into action.
Q: Can just one person come to the conference without a “team”?
Q: Can I get copies of the presentations for review later?
A: Yes. All presentations are on the CEC website available for review and use after the conference.
Q: How do I find lodging for the conference and how much does it cost?
A: As we get closer to the conference dates, host communities will provide lodging lists and price options. Visit the "Lodging" page under this year's CEC conference page.
Q: Does it matter where I stay?
A: No. The conference (by design) is walkable and happens in the downtown area. Once you arrive at the registration area you will be able to walk to all venues.
Q: Can I get a list of who attends the conference with contact info?
A: Yes. After the conference is complete the list of participants and speakers will be posted for further follow-up. We suggest you bring business cards as we provide networking opportunities and highly encourage communities to meet and share information.