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EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RETURNS THURSDAY, MAY 6TH FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD

EDCO ANNUAL LUNCHEON RETURNS THURSDAY, MAY 6TH
FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD

BEND, OR (March 12, 2021)Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host its Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 6th, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, both in-person and virtually.

EDCO is proud to again host the Annual Luncheon at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. New this year is the opportunity to attend the event virtually. Whether joining in-person or virtually, networking and lunch will be provided. In-person attendees will also receive one of the keynote speaker’s books. In-person tickets and tables are available and on sale here. Virtual tickets and tables can be purchased here.

Additionally, for each virtual ticket sold EDCO will donate a virtual ticket to a student in Central Oregon.

EDCO’s Annual Luncheon is a tradition providing the Central Oregon business community an opportunity to hear nationally (and now internationally) recognized leaders discussing topics important to the business community. With the challenges and changes surrounding the past twelve months, this year’s keynote will focus on how disorder can transform our lives for the better.

Tim Harford


Keynote Speaker

Tim Harford

International Bestseller | Economist | BBC Radio Host  | TED Speaker

 

When Things Get Messy:
The Productive Reactions to Destruction

Tim Harford has been described as ‘perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world’. He is a behavioral economist, BBC radio and TV presenter, and award-winning Financial Times columnist. Sometimes called ‘Britain’s Malcolm Gladwell’, Tim offers a distinctive blend of storytelling, humor and intelligence.

He has written nine books, including The Undercover Economist, which has sold nearly 2 million copies in over 30 languages. His BBC Radio 4 series, More or Less, offers a genial smackdown of dubious statistics, while his BBC World Service radio series Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy was a critical success and iTunes topper. Tim’s most recent book, The Data Detective, was released this past February and his writings have won several prestigious awards, including the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism (2006 and 2016), Science and Data Commentator of the Year (2018) and more.

Tim is the only journalist to be an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, has given numerous invited lectures (including at Google) and three TED talks, which have alone been viewed nearly 10 million times.

“He’s a genius at telling stories that illuminate our world.” – Malcolm Gladwell

 

In-Person Tickets and Registration (book and lunch included):
$79 EDCO Members
$94 Non-Members

Tickets and tables can be purchased here.
(In-person table sponsors receive six luncheon tickets plus recognition prior to and during the event.)

Virtual Tickets and Registration (dining certificate and networking included):
$39 EDCO Members
$54 Non-Members

Tickets and tables can be purchased here.
(Virtual table sponsors receive ten luncheon tickets plus recognition prior to and during the event.)

Become an EDCO Member here.

About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)

Now in its 40th year of operations in Central Oregon, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders, whose mission is to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon by: recruiting new employers to move to the region; helping entrepreneurs start new, scalable businesses; and working with businesses that are already here to grow their operations. For more information, visit www.edcoinfo.com.

EDCO Annual Luncheon Set for February 14

EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON SET FOR FEBRUARY 14TH
FEATURING FUTURIST & INVENTOR PABLOS HOLMAN

BEND, OR (January 29, 2019)Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host their Annual Luncheon on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 11:00 – 1:30 pm at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Tickets and tables seating ten are available via Eventbrite here.

EDCO’s Annual Luncheon is a tradition providing the Central Oregon business community an opportunity to hear nationally recognized business leaders discuss current and future economic trends and business best practices.

Keynote Speaker
Pablos Holman
Hacker, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Futurist

Pablos Holman implements science fiction. His vast experience gives him a unique view into breaking and building new technologies.

Pablos consults worldwide on invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies – making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa. He helped create the world’s smallest PC, 3D printers at Makerbot, spaceships with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, artificial intelligence agent systems, and the Hackerbot, a Wi-Fi seeking robot.

With over 20 million viewers on his TED Talk channel, Pablos is a highly desired keynote speaker. Recently, he has spoken at Stanford, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Microsoft CEO Summit – invited by Bill Gates, the CIA, Google Zeitgeist, The Milken Global Conference, and many of the world’s top tech companies and conferences.

Cost and Registration
$78 EDCO Members
$92 Non-Members
Become an EDCO Member here.

Tables and tickets can be purchased online here. Table sponsors receive ten luncheon tickets recognition prior to and during the event.

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About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders, whose mission is to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon by: recruiting new employers to move to the region; helping entrepreneurs start new, scalable businesses; and working with businesses that are already here to grow their operations. For more information, visit www.edcoinfo.com.