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2018 Conference: Call for Session Proposals

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) holds two signature events each year.  One is the 2018 Annual Conference, which will be held in Arlington, Virginia from March 18-20, 2018.  The second is the Annual Professional Development Conference, being held in Knoxville, TN from April 17-19, 2018.

The bedrock principal of Local Development Districts (LDDs) is that local governments and communities can accomplish more by working together than individually. Building on this bedrock principal, we need the strength of all DDAA members working together to offer compelling session proposals to ensure comprehensive, educational programs for the membership.

Session proposals should address topics and trends that reflect the wide-ranging needs and interests of member Local Development Districts.  We all do things a little bit differently, administer different programs, and serve the unique needs of our membership.

No one knows the needs and assets of Appalachia better than our members and those partners who work with us as we serve our regions! We look forward to your help in crafting the best sessions yet! 

Download the DDAA Call for Session Proposal

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

Questions regarding the Call for Session Proposals should be directed to