Welcome to The Development District Association of Appalachia
Building a better future for the Appalachian Region requires both a clear vision of the present, and an informed view of the past. In considering how to help the Region continue building stronger local economies and communities, local development districts (LDDs) must review past efforts to learn what programs have worked; where change is needed; and how to better plan for the challenges and opportunities tomorrow will bring.
Like the Reigon itself, LDDs have a proud histroy of hard work and achievement to celebrate; and now, in a rapidly changing global economy, they can build on the lessons learned in the past to plan and prepare for success in the future. More than ever, LDDs' ecnomic development expereince gives them a critical role to play in making Appalachia prosperous.
The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) invite YOU to take time to improve yourself and your organization at the Annual Professional Development Conference, in Knoxville, TN. Whether you want to attain skills and knowledge for personal development or career advancement, join us for real-world executive and employee development sessions, networking and more in Knoxville, TN. The presentations are targeted for Executive Directors, Managers, Fiscal Managers, Officers, IT Managers and Staff. The conference will begin on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:15 p.m. with the opening plenary. The afternoon will consist of two breakout sessions until 4:30 p.m. An Opening Reception from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm will conclude the first day of the conference. Wednesday, April 18, is a full day of breakout sessions starting at 9:00 am and finishing up at 4:15 p.m. Dinner will be on your own. Thursday, April 19, will bring with the Opening Plenary at 8:00 a.m. The closing plenary will conclude the conference around 11:30 am.
The DDAA Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the NADO Washington Conference. Whereas in previous years there were two separate registrations for two conferences, this year there is only a single registration process for a combined conference. In other words, if in past years you registered separately for each conference, this year you only need to complete a single registration process and pay a single registration fee. The conference is set to begin with the Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Sun., March 18 and end with the Closing Plenary at 11:00 am on Wed., March 21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. For more information and to register click Annual Conference under the Events & Training tab.