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Registration for the 2019 Bright Ideas Competition has closed.  Stay tuned for team introductions and competition updates!

Ontario's best and brightest
economic development professionals and emerging leaders

Collaborative, team-centric approach

Dynamic learning environment
responding to key economic development issues

Empowerment through experiential professional development

  • 30 Jan 2019 11:21 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The EDCO Bright Ideas Competition officially launched at the 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase in Toronto, ON. 

    Jason Dias, Bright Ideas Committee Member and Past-Chair of the EDCO Young Professionals Network explained "the Bright Ideas Competition is your chance to solve some of economic development’s biggest challenges, embark on a journey of learning, explore new solutions and experience what it’s like to work with like-minded colleagues from across the province."

    During the competition, economic development practitioners will work in teams to explore local economic development issues, tackle the issues and present their innovative ideas, giving an additional resource to EDCO members.

    The Economic Developers Association of Canada will award 5 certification points to participating individuals and the finalist teams will gain recognition by presenting at #EDCO2020 conference in Toronto.

    To register, visit The cost to participate is $25 per person.

  • 17 Jan 2019 9:48 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    EDCO is excited to announce that participants of the Bright Ideas Competition will receive 5 certification points from the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC).

    The Bright Ideas Competition is an opportunity for professional growth in an experiential setting.  The competition is two-years in the making and will officially launch at EDCO's 62nd Annual Conference & Showcase.

    Registration will take place between January 31, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

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