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2020 SWVA Economic Forum

May 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

$25 – $35

Are you ready to engage in a shared vision of regional collaboration, growth, and innovation for all of Southwest Virginia? The Southwest Virginia Economic Forum has become the place for the region to discuss new ideas and work collaboratively to build Southwest Virginia’s future. The theme for this year’s forum is Place: Celebrating our Region and will feature keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions exploring our progress and future opportunities for our communities. We invite you to join us this year!

Who is it for?

Community developers, artists, organizers, municipal officials, planners, real estate developers, and other community leaders have found the Forum and its networking opportunities invaluable. If you are interested in making our public spaces more attractive, interesting, lively, and fun, we invite you to consider attending the SWVA Forum.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn from experts in placemaking;
  • Hear from local partners working to accelerate this momentum by highlighting exciting work from around the region, state, and country;
  • Meet others that are working to identify strategies for overcoming the challenges associated with placemaking;
  • And listen as we reveal a crowd-sourced list of 20 accomplishments leading up to 2020!

For full information on the event, please visit our website.

Early Bird registration is just $25 and will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. General Admission will open afterward at $35 per person. Online registration will close at 5 p.m. on May 18, 2020. However, all are welcome to attend the Forum and onsite registration will take place the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m.

A block of rooms is being held at each of the following area hotels. Please contact the hotel directly to reserve your room.

  • The Heritage Inn (Norton) – 276-679-6655
  • The Western Front Hotel (St. Paul) – 276-738-3040
  • The Inn at Wise – 276-321-7600

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SWVA_Econ_Forum for more updates and more discussions on placemaking throughout the region and join the #SWVAForum conversation using that hashtag. The SWVA Economic Forum is generously supported by our partnering sponsors.


May 20, 2020
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
$25 – $35


David J. Prior Convocation Center
437 Stadium Drive
Wise, VA 24293 United States
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