September 28-30, 2022 | Radisson Hotel | La Crosse, WI

Exploring the Building Blocks of Economic Development

The 2022 WEDA Best Practices Conference will be held this fall, Sept. 28-30, in beautiful La Crosse, WI. Coincidentally, the conference will overlap with La Crosse’s famous Octoberfest – the longest-running Oktoberfest in the Midwest. What could be better than a cutting-edge economic development conference AND a revered Wisconsin tradition?

The upcoming conference will provide attendees with a tremendous opportunity to dive into the fundamentals of economic development and the leading issues of the day, including workforce housing; childcare access; talent attraction; transportation issues; business expansion and retention best practices; and redevelopment and revitalization opportunities.

In addition to a wealth of networking opportunities, dynamic speakers, and continuing education credit certifications (EDFP, CEcD and AICP), the Best Practices Conference will include the Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDA). The CEDA Awards program recognizes and celebrates exceptional projects, programs, and businesses that drive economic growth in Wisconsin.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Best Practices Conference. Come for the conference and stay for the world renowned La Crosse Octoberfest!

Please CLICK HERE to review conference agenda. Also, you can review the conference website HERE.



  • Full Conference: WEDA Member - $299; Non-member - $399  
  • Thursday Only: WEDA Member - $129; Non-member - $229 
  • Friday Only: WEDA Member - $99; Non-member - $199 


NOTE: A 75% withdrawal penalty will be charged for cancellations made after Aug. 28, 2022. Substitutions are accepted WITHOUT penalty. 

2022 WEDA Fall Best Practices Conference

  • September 28 - 30, 2022
  • Radisson Hotel La Crosse
    200 Second Street South, 200 Harborview Plaza
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
    United States