Best Practices Conference


2022 Best Practices Conference
"Vibrancy Matters!"

July 13-15, 2022

Springfield, Ohio


Online Registration is now closed, but you can still register onsite!

Registration after July 5th will be on-site only, on-site registration will open Wednesday, July 13th beginning at 8:00 a.m. and will be located in the Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor of the Courtyard Springfield Downtown. 

To save time onsite please print and fill out the onsite registration form
ahead of time and bring it with you.

Thank you!



Click Here for the Schedule of Events


Big or small, vibrancy matters!  Join us in Springfield, Ohio to learn how a Midwestern community is leveraging its assets to create vibrancy and sustainable economic growth.  Attendees will not only learn from the presenters and each other, but will leave with actionable ideas to build upon their own community’s assets.  Along with educational sessions, take advantage of interesting, unique tours, and - of course - enjoy multiple opportunities for networking and getting to know your fellow Midwest economic development professionals and stakeholders in economic development.  This is one conference you do not want to miss

This year’s Best Practices Conference will be held in Springfield Ohio. Events will be held at various facilities as noted in the schedule of events.  Conference check-in and primary educational sessions will be held at the Courtyard Springfield Downtown and the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center on the Clark State College Campus, adjacent to the Courtyard Springfield Downtown. 


Hotel Reservations:

You may reserve your hotel room at the Courtyard Springfield Downtown for the Best Practices Conference online now through June 15, 2022 at discounted rate is $119 per night.  Reservations at the discounted rate are available for the nights of July 12, July 13, and July 14.  Complimentary onsite parking is available for hotel guests.

OVERFLOW HOTEL:  When the Courtyard Springfield room block is full, you may make a reservation at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield by July 5th at the discounted rate of $119 per night by clicking HERE and using code EDC.  (Please note that this block has a cancellation deadline of July 7th at 6:00 p.m. ET.  If you need to cancel, you must do so by this time to cancel without penalty.)  There are a limited number of rooms available for the nights of July 12, 13, and 14, so be sure to reserve early!  Please note that there will be a conference shuttle provided to transport to/from Holiday Inn/Courtyard on July 13, 14, and 15.  The shuttle will run continuously between the two hotels from 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, for your convenience. 


Day Parking Options:

For those who drive in each day for the conference, there are ample parking options in downtown Springfield for your convenience.  Additional information will be included in the conference app.