2019 ABCD Corp. Annual Meeting
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 7:30 am | Blair County Convention Center
Join ABCD Corporation at our annual meeting on Friday, May 24th, where we will welcome our keynote speaker, Dr. Neil Reid. Neil, who is warmly regarded internationally as “The Beer Professor,” will lead a keynote discussion titled “Where Community Convenes: Coffee Shops, Breweries and Other Great Third Places.” Neil is a regional scientist and industrial geographer at the University of Toledo. His research interest is on local economic development in former industrial cities. He has framed the importance of “Third Places” by highlighting the rise and importance of the local craft brewery movement in several articles and presentations across the globe.
Keynote Address: Unique locations or “Third Places” are critically important in today’s overall community and economic development efforts. They are where people come together, work remotely, socialize, share an idea, find a new hire or launch a new business. They help to attract and retain next generation talent and investors. Over the past several years, our First Frontier Blair County mountain main streets have seen many of these new places take shape in the form of coffee shops, local craft breweries, restaurants, parks and civic gathering spaces. That is why our 2019 annual meeting will highlight the role these special places play in economic development.
How to Register: To register for our annual meeting on Friday, May 24, 2019, please complete the registration information below. Please note that that you can pay via Credit Card, PayPal, or print an invoice. If there are any questions please contact our office at 814-944-6113.
**PLEASE NOTE**: if you are registering multiple people at the same time you will need to enter each registrant’s contact information on the second page of the registration process.