October 23 - 28, 2021


Registration for OU EDI in Fort Worth

The registration fee includes premium continuous break service, continental breakfast Monday through Thursday, lunch Monday through Thursday, an evening reception, and the use of the conference center.

EDI Registration

Early Bird Registration (SAVE $100) - Deadline: Friday, September 17, 2021

  • IEDC members            $1,745
  • Non-IEDC Members    $1,795

After Early Bird Registration

  • IEDC Members            $1,845
  • Non-IEDC Members    $1,895

(The $50 IEDC non-member fee may be credited toward the first year’s membership in IEDC provided this opportunity is exercised within a 12-month period after the completion of a week-long OU EDI Institute.)

Institute Schedule

CEcD Exam Prep Course is scheduled just before the Institute for those who wish to attend both.

CEcD Exam Prep Course - Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, 2021

$475 if taken in conjunction with OU EDI week-long courses.

$650 for OU EDI CEcD Exam Prep Course only. 

$775 for the Exam Prep Course and Ethics Course or Primer to the CEcD Course.

Registration for CEcD Exam Prep (both The Sat-Sun and Mon-Tues sessions) includes both breakfast and lunch, break service.

Register Now

Registration fees are payable to the University of Oklahoma. To qualify for the Early Bird registration rate, both a completed registration form and full payment must be received prior to Friday, September 17, 2021.  Payments not received by this date will be charged the normal registration fee (see fee structure under "Registration"). Conference attendees with a balance due will be required to remit payment before being admitted to the conference, with the exception of those attendees paying by government purchase order. A credit card or check will be required on site for attendees with balances that have not provided government purchase order or check.


Qualified substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, September 24, 2021, will be required to pay a $150 processing fee.

There will be no refunds for cancellation after Friday, October 8, 2021, or for non-attendance at the Institute. Transfers will incur $850 processing fee (half the registration cost).If registration fees are not paid prior to the cancellation or no-show, you will be billed.

Cancellations must be received in writing by mail or email at edi@ou.edu. Telephone cancellations are not accepted.

To pay for this course, register here.

William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh

OU EDI will be held at the historic Hilton in downtown Fort Worth!

Our host hotel is noted by the National Register of Historic Place and is recognized as the site of JFK’s last presidential address. Located in downtown Fort Worth, two blocks from Fort Worth Convention Center. Sundance Square is a five-minute walk, home to theatres, restaurants, and shops.

Book Your Room Now


OU EDI has reserved a room block at the conference facility, Hilton Fort Worth.  The room Rate is $169 per night (plus taxes and fees).   

Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
1-800-HILTONS  (1-800-445-8667)

Important:  Attendance is required for full course credit, and classes on Thursday (last day) end after 5:00 pm.  Please make travel arrangements accordingly.


Materials may be downloaded from the OU EDI database. Log into OU EDI and select Course Schedule from the View Your Info dropdown. You will be able to download course materials upon payment and print your schedule.

Materials can also be purchased for an additional fee of $65 prior to the event. 


In light of the ongoing pandemic, EDI will be taking some additional measures to keep our attendees as safe as possible. Below, you’ll find some information about our event, as well as some action items you can take prior to attending. 

  • If you are able, we encourage you to get vaccinated. If you are unable to vaccinate and would prefer to attend another event in the future, please email or call our offices, and we’ll reschedule you with no charge (if by September 30). 
  • All sessions will be socially distanced as much as the room will allow. Additionally, all meeting rooms and spaces will be sanitized at the end of each class. 
  • Masks will not be required for this program. However, if you are more comfortable wearing one, we strongly encourage you to do so. In order to properly accommodate some of our staff and instructors, there may be certain sessions and programs where you will be asked to wear a mask. If so, we will provide those for you. If you’d prefer to not participate in a session that would require a mask, please let us know, so we can properly accommodate you. 

We will also be implementing a STOPLIGHT system at EDI. At registration, you’ll be asked to select a color that will display your comfort with interaction at the event. You can select GREEN, YELLOW or RED. You’ll receive a dot on your name tag, as well as a wristband that will show others what level of social interaction you’re most comfortable with:  

  • GREEN (also symbolized with a circle): Green signifies you’re comfortable with hand shakes, high fives and other interactions with attendees at events. We do ask you still wash your hands and use hand sanitizer around popular spaces, like break areas or anywhere we’re serving food. 
  • YELLOW (also symbolized with a triangle): Means you’re still being cautious. Only use elbows when greeting others. We’ll have separate seating for those with a yellow designation in each room. 
  • RED (also symbolized as an octagon): Means no contact. Maintain six feet of distance and wear a mask when interacting with you. We will have additional seating for those using a red designation. We can also have separate meals and break services to limit as much social interaction as possible. Please let us know your comfort level is at a RED, so we can properly accommodate you. 

We want EDI to be as safe as possible, and we encourage everyone attending to be mindful of your fellow attendees and respect their spaces, as well as comfort levels. During the event, if at any time you feel uncomfortable, notice anything that might be problematic or start to feel sick, please notify someone on the EDI staff.

Download the EDI Social Bands PDF

For additional information on the University of Oklahoma’s response to COVID-19, please visit this link