''Q: Why bring a “team”? 

A: We encourage more than one person to attend for several reasons.  First… it’s always better to have more than one person return to a community “fired up” to implement some of the ideas learned and secondly, with over 25 educational sessions offered during the 24 hour conference it’s impossible for just one person to cover them all.

Q: Who should be on the team? 

A: Anyone that’s interested in helping entrepreneurs succeed in your town of course.  However we also encourage you to be a bit strategic when recruiting people.  Try to get folks from variety of places (chamber, schools, business, econ development, local government, service clubs, etc.)  This will also broaden your reach when you get back home and want to mobilize your community into action.

Q: Can just one person come to the conference without a “team”? 

A: Absolutely!

Q: Can I get copies of the presentations for review later?

A: Yes.  All presentations are on the CEC website available for review and use after the conference.

Q: How do I find lodging for the conference and how much does it cost?

A: As we get closer to the conference dates, host communities will provide lodging lists and price options.

Q: Does it matter where I stay? 

A: No.  The conference (by design) is walkable and happens in the downtown area.  Once you arrive at the registration area you will be able to walk to all venues.

Q: Can I get a list of who attends the conference with contact info?

A: Yes.  After the conference is complete the list of participants and speakers will be posted for further follow-up.  We do suggest bringing a bunch of business cards as we purposely provide networking opportunities and highly encourage communities to meet and share info.

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