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UEDA 2022 Application Portal

Introduction + Instructions

Awards of Excellence
Deadline Extended: June 15, 2022

Call for Summit Content
Early Deadline*: May 1, 2022
Final Deadline: June 1, 2022

Welcome to the UEDA 2022 Summit Application Portal. This portal should be used for the official submission of all content relative to the UEDA Summit. This includes the Awards of Excellence and the Summit Call for Content.

2022 Summit Theme

Harnessing Your Region’s Energy to Accelerate Innovative Futures

As UEDA’s Foundations for Strategy and Practice study has shown the three major areas of innovation, talent and place drive change. In partnership with Virginia Tech and funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), UEDA is also developing networks focused on addressing economic resiliency and equity as well as convening EDA University Centers to advance regions. Universities play a significant role in this development and the 2022 Summit will also highlight these activities, especially as they relate to our theme. We seek topics and activities which align with these areas for our Summit.

We strongly encourage you to download the appropriate worksheet in order to complete required content using a Word document and then pasting into the form(s) that follow. The worksheets for this portal are below:

Call for Content Worksheet (including Lightning Rounds)
Awards of Excellence Nomination Worksheet

You may submit as many applications as you would like.  However, if you are proposing duplicate content in several areas, please indicate accordingly in the final question of each application. If you have any questions, please contact UEDA at

*At the early deadline, the committee will begin to review applications and fill slots
1. Please provide your contact information. This will be used should changes be required, announcement if a submission is accepted/awarded, and to coordinate general logistics about this application.  *This question is required.
Is your organization a member of UEDA?If you are not a member of UEDA and you apply for the Awards of Excellence, there is a $250 application fee for each initiative submitted. Of course, we'd rather have you become a member of UEDA. Then you can submit as many applications as you want and also get all of the other benefits of membership. Visit for more information on membership. 
2. Which of the following are you submitting with this application? *This question is required.