The 10th Annual Growing the North Conference is scheduled for February 20-21, 2019 at Evergreen Park (visit for more information and location).

Since its inception in 2010, the Growing the North Conference has been helping municipal leaders and entrepreneurs examine innovation and explore economic development opportunities in the Peace Region of Northwest Alberta and Northeast B.C.

A wide range of qualified speakers provide knowledgeable insight into a variety of industries that are vital to our area. There is also ample time for networking to build and renew relationships with fellow delegates. 

Our roster of presenters for 2019 has now been finalized. Click on the Speakers tab at the top of this page for biographies and the Schedule tab for the conference timetable. The Hospitality tab provides information on our host hotels. Our sponsors and conference organizing partners are listed under their respective tabs. 

For sponsorship information, please contact Cindy Simigan at 780-532-5340 or

For registration information, please contact Janice Chomik at 780-532-5340 or 

The cost is $299.00 + GST.

CLICK HERE for a PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM which can be faxed, mailed or dropped off at the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce (#127, 11330 - 106 Street, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7X9)

CLICK the image below for a FILLABLE REGISTRATION FORM which can be emailed to


The Growing the North Organizing Committee also invites delegates to a Pre-Conference Registration and Auction sponsored by the County of Grande Prairie. This event will run from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 19 at Centre 2000 (11330 - 106 Street, Grande Prairie). Check in; pick up your name badge; meet some of your fellow attendees; enjoy refreshments and appetizers. There is no cost to attend.

The highlight of the evening will be an auction at 7:00 PM featuring one of this year's presenters, Olympian and Amazing Race Canada host Jon Montgomery, with proceeds to the Dan Pearcy Health Sciences Scholarship fund for students working in an internship in pharmacy, medical, nursing, or other health-related fields of post-secondary education.

Please indicate if you are planning to attend by contacting the Chamber of Commerce office at 780-532-5340.

Post Conference Training

Following the conclusion of Growing the North (February 20-21, 2019), the County of Grande Prairie is pleased to offer two additional training opportunities for Elected Officials and Economic Development Practitioners:

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Training Masterclass
Limited seats. Cut off – February 14th at noon
Friday, February 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $250/person for EDA Members*
$300/person for Non-Members*
(*includes refreshments and lunch)
Presented by:
Andrew Clutz
Guillermo Mazier
Laura Martin
To register and for more information, please visit:

Economic Development for Elected Officials
Limited seats. Cut off – February 14th at noon
Friday, February 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $100/per person*
(includes refreshments and lunch)
Presented by:
Mark Morrisey
To register and for more information, please contact Hetti Huls by email at:

All post-conference training sessions will be facilitated by Economic Developers of Alberta at the TARA Centre at Evergreen Park.

Post Conference Accommodations - Please click on the Hospitality tab at the top of this page.

GROWING THE NORTH encourages delegates to use EventMobi for information prior to and during the Conference.





City of Grande Prairie
Community Futures Grande Prairie Region
County of Grande Prairie
Farm Credit Canada
Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce
Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
Municipal District of Greenview




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