EDND SparkED Training Conference

The Economic Development Association of North Dakota conferences are where economic development professionals and community leaders to learn and network through interactive sessions led by industry experts and speakers from throughout the state and region. Held bi-annually in different communities, EDND’s conferences unite our profession by educating and connecting economic developers, businesses committed to economic development, community leaders, academics, and stakeholders. Learning from each other about cutting-edge strategies and fostering new relationships is critical to the future of North Dakota.


New in 2023 is EDND Spark ED Training.  This basic economic development course provides comprehensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of local economic development. This 2.5-day training course is designed for those new to the field and those seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills around economic development. Economic development professionals, public officials or staff engaged in economic development, and members of local development organizations are encouraged to attend.


Dates for Spark ED Training are June 19-21, 2023, at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College. Contact Dana for information about sponsorship opportunities.


Interested in knowing what will be presented? Check out our tentative conference schedule!


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Book your hotel today!

  • Bismarck Ramada rooms are $99/night. Call 701-258-7000 by June 4.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites rooms are $159/night. Call 701-751-5656 by June 4.