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2018 Spring Workshop

Pre-registration for this event is now closed. You will be able to walk up to the event and register at the Registration Desk starting at Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:00am.

5/9/2018 to 5/11/2018
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
11:00 AM
Where: Westin Jekyll Island
110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, Georgia  31527
United States
Contact: Kelly McLendon

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Pre-registration for this event is now closed.  You will be able to walk up to the event and register at the Registration Desk starting at Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:00am.

Join your fellow economic developers as we gather at the beautiful Westin Jekyll Island for GEDA's Spring Workshop.  Workshop details are continuing to emerge so check back often.

Registration Pricing

3/1/2018-4/20/2018 4/21/2018-5/9/2018
Non-member $375 $450
Members $275 $350
Spouse/Guest $225 $225
Non-Member One Day Ticket $150 $150
Member One Day Ticket $130 $130
Non-Member Wed-Thurs Ticket $245 $290
Member Wed-Thurs Ticket $245 $290
Non-Member Thurs-Fri Ticket $190 $205
Member Thurs-Fri Ticket $190 $205

Optional Items Pricing

  • Bronze Sponsor - $500
  • Break Sponsor - $1000
  • Gold Sponsor - $2000
  • Golf Tournament Sponsor - $500
  • Golf Beverage Cart Sponsor - $500
  • New Member Luncheon Sponsor - $500
  • Platinum Sponsor - $3000
  • Silver Sponsor - $1000
  • Golf Hole Sponsor - $100
  • Door Prize Sponsor - $50
  • Golf Tournament Registration - $100
  • UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Tour - $40.00
  • Georgia Ports Authority and Car Processing Facility Bus Tour - $30.00

Hotel Reservation Information

A dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made at this web address:

If you want to call to make reservations use Group Code: GE20AA.  To make reservations call 912-319-2833.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Click above to download the Word document. Last updated 04/26/2018.

For the latest information download the app by clicking here,

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer during the Spring Workshop please click above.

Optional Thursday Activities

  • Golf at the Jekyll Island Golf Club - $100
  • UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Tour - $40.00
    • Join us for a tour of the University of Georgia's Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant facility in Brunswick.  The trip will begin by boarding the RV Georgia Bulldog, a 72-foot shrimp boat, for a cruise and trawl around beautiful St. Simons Sound.  While on the research vessel you will learn about Georgia’s fishing and shrimping industries, conduct a research trawl to see what kind of aquatic creatures live in the Sound and learn about the ecosystems that support coastal industries.  On our return to the dock, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant faculty and staff will provide an overview of their programs and mission in support of coastal Georgia such as advising communities on sea level rise, revitalizing Georgia's oyster industry, supporting coastal tourism, and other means of leveraging UGA's vast expertise critical to our coast.
    • Departs the Westin Jekyll Island at 12:00pm
    • Transportation and Lunch included
    • Tour sponsored by UGA Public Service & Outreach
  • Georgia Ports Authority and Car Processing Facility Bus Tour - $30.00
    • This tour of the Georgia Ports Authority facility in Brunswick will leave from the Westin at 1:30pm, and return to the Westin at 4:00 / 4:30 pm.  You will tour the port and one of the car processing facilities at the port, and discover the importance of these facilities to Georgia’s economy.  You will eat lunch on your own before you leave for the tour. 

Speaker Photos and Bios

Restaurants at or near the Westin Jekyll Island

Sponsorship Information

To learn more about sponsoring this or any other GEDA Event click HERE.

To see the logos of those who are already sponsoring the GEDA Spring workshop 2018 click HERE.

Consent for Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, GEDA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to GEDA’s use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

    • A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the Spring Workshop, is considered a "No Show.”  No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances. 
    • Those who are ill and have a doctor’s excuse or have a death in the family will be excused.
    • The last day to receive a refund of registration fees paid is the close of business (5:00 p.m.) seven days before the Spring Workshop begins.
    • Substitutions will be accepted at any time.
    • All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or hard copy) and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
    • Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.
    • When possible, refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.
    • For those who have registered and choose the “bill me” or “pay by check” option, they are still subject to the refund policy.

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