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Join Us in Asheville, NC for the 51st SDA National Convention

EDSymposium20 Registration is Now Open

Join us in Asheville for EDSymposium20! Asheville is that type of unique, special place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come. The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. A bastion of cutting-edge art and technology in the Blue Ridge, the city also prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past and celebrates this culture with annual events such as Shindig on the Green. While many cities underwent major overhauls in past decades, Asheville's historic and architecturally diverse downtown remains beautifully preserved.

There's something special about Asheville, and the world is just beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

Asheville is the ultimate playground, with a wide diversity of outdoor adventures and the ideal destination for an active and healthy getaway.

The convention will take place at the Renaissance Hotel Asheville. Explore the Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains when you visit the Renaissance hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. Just steps from downtown, your stay at the Renaissance Asheville will feature the sights and sounds of a major city, combined with views of stunning mountain ranges. Upon arrival, you’ll be met with a modern guest room with a sophisticated design. All of Asheville is waiting to meet you; with the finest shopping and dining located just steps from our front door. After your fun-filled day, retire to a luxurious bed with soft linens and enjoy a restful evening. If you need to know where to go around town, one of the front desk Navigators will help you on your journey to discover the best activities for you.



Download the EDSymposium20 Brochure Here

Begin Your Registration Here

EDSymposium Hotel Information Available Here

Meet the Speakers and Review the Schedule Here


Apply for the PPC Professional Development Grant - Details Coming Soon...Watch Your Email!

Business Partners - Become an EDSymposium Sponsor - Download sponsorship brochure here

Need to Convince Your Boss to Attend? Download our EDS20 Justification Toolkit here to help you prepare your request.

Want to Make a Donation for the Welcome Reception, Bag Swag or Door Prize?  Download our donation form here.


There are plenty of things to see and do in Asheville, so think about arriving early or staying later to take advantage of all there is to offer. Here are a few fun facts about Asheville as you prepare to make your way to the conference. 



See who is coming to Asheville.  Download the EDS20 Attendee list here (list coming soon!)





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