Who Will lead our future? What Is next in our industry?


Consultant Connect presents "NEXT 2017."

NEXT 2017 is a meeting of the top 30 North American rising stars in economic development. Rising leaders of our industry will gather to learn from one another, build a strong network of talented, passionate economic development leaders and gain valuable insights from site consultants and the existing generation of leaders in our industry. It is time for the leaders of our future to gather and collaborate!


Applications for 2017 are now being accepted

Don't wait too long, seats are limited and applications will be reviewed by our site consultants and economic development panel on a first come basis. Submit your information below to get your name on the list! 


Join us August 1 + 2, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI!


Monday, July 31

6:45 pm | Meet for Dinner
7:00 pm | Dinner

Tuesday, August 1

7:45 am | Meet
8:00 am | Breakfast + Morning Sessions
11:30 am | Lunch
1:30 pm | Afternoon Sessions
4:30 pm | Refresh + Relax (break)
6:00 pm | Dinner

Wednesday, August 2

8:30 am | Breakfast + Morning Sessions
11:30 am | Closing Thoughts


Registration is $1,500 per guest beginning March 2 and includes event meals. Registration is available by application only. To apply for a seat, please enter your information by clicking "I AM NEXT." Upon acceptance, you will be contacted to confirm payment.

Questions? Contact Carla Winchester at carla@consultantconnect.org or 269.492.3782.