Best Practices Conference

Monday, February 12, 2018


2018 Best Practices Conference


Presented by Professional Developers of Iowa and Mid-America EDC


May 1-3, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa


Attendees of the 2018 Best Practices Conference will enjoy educational events on May 1 & 3 at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel.  On Wednesday, May 2nd, attendees will join 400-500 professionals and volunteers at Iowa’s signature economic development event, the Iowa Utility Association’s SMART Economic Development Conference, held at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown (a short 8 minute walk from the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel).  The Mid-
America Economic Development Council and the Professional Developers of Iowa are pleased to present a conference agenda with high impact sessions, networking opportunities and a unique ambiance that only downtown Des Moines can provide.

For the full agenda, including registration rates and hotel information, click here.


Register online by check or credit card at


Best Practices Conference Hotel/Travel Information

Renaissance Savery Des Moines
401 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309


To reserve your hotel room:

You may reserve your hotel room now through April 9th for the 2018 Best Practices Conference.  You may call the Renaissance at 800-468-3571 and ask for the Professional Developers of Iowa room block to receive the discounted rate of $134 per night (single or double suite).  Reservations are available for the nights of April 30, May 1, May 2, and May 3.  You may also reserve your room online by visiting the hotel link at the link below.



To and from the Airport:  The Hotel Shuttle is available upon request.  The shuttle is complimentary and available Monday-Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Call 515-244-2151 to make prior arrangements.  Taxi service is available with an estimated fare of $12.00.

Around Des Moines:  The Hotel Shuttle is available upon request.  Uber and Lyft services are also available in Des Moines. 



Hotel parking is valet only for a fee of $25 daily, with in and out privileges.  For self-parking, you may use the 4th and Grand Avenue ramp, located across the street from the hotel, for a fee up to $10 per day (re-sets upon exit).

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