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SCEDA Annual Conference

May 3-5, 2017

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

The SCEDA Annual Conference moves to the beautiful Hilton Head Island for the 2017 event.  The annual event will be May 3-5, 2017, at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.  Below is information on the conference agenda and speaker, pre-event networking activities, hotel accommodations, and sponsorship opportunities.  For any questions about the SCEDA 2017 Annual Conference, please contact the SCEDA office at (803) 929-0305.

Conference Agenda

This year's SCEDA Annual Conference will have speakers covering a variety of topics, including the Dillon In-Land Port, Telecommunications, Economic Development Case Study, plus much more. 

For the conference agenda, please click the agenda link below. 

Conference Agenda


Each year, SCEDA hosts over 250 industry professionals at the Annual Conference.  For a list of conference attendees, please click the link below. 

Conference Attendee List as of 4.28.17

Hotel Information

The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, the SCEDA Annual Conference host hotel, is a wonderful location for the SCEDA conference as it is nestled in the dunes of Hilton Head Island right on the Atlantic Ocean. 

Currently, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is sold out.  SCEDA has rooms available at the Marriott Resort Hilton Head Island, the next hotel over from the Sonesta, at the SCEDA Annual conference rate of $189.00/night plus tax and waived $20/day resort fee.  To make your hotel reservation, call the Marriott Resort directly at 843.686.8400 and make sure to ask for the SCEDA room block.  Rooms are limited so make your reservation today!

Optional Networking Activities

Wednesday Pre-conference Activities Include:

Golf Tournament - $130/ person

Join fellow SCEDA Members for a great round of golf on the beautiful and challenging Clipper and Galleon courses apart of The Shipyard Golf Course.  Registration includes round of golf, cart fees, lunch and beverages on the course.  Shotgun start at noon. 

Fishing Trip - $150/ person 

Registration includes a 1/2 day fishing excursion, lunch, beverages. 

Catamaran Sight Seeing Tour - $75/person

4 hour sight-seeing trip around the beautiful island of Hilton Head.  Registration includes lunch and beverages. 

Thursday Afternoon Networking Opportunities:

Cornhole Tournament - $25/player

Enjoy a little friendly competition as teams compete in the 2nd Annual SCEDA Cornhole Tournament.  Registration includes entry and beverages during tournament.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in expanding your company's visibility at the SCEDA Annual Conference.  We have a variety of sponsorship levels for all budget types.  Click the Sponsorship Prospectus below to find a sponsorship opportunity that best fits your needs. 

Sponsorship Prospectus

Platinum Sponsors