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April 28 - May 2, 2024


Registration for OU EDI in New Orleans

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, March 8, 2024

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

After Early Bird Registration

  • IEDC Members            $1,945
  • Non-IEDC Members    $1,995

(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, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, 2024

$525 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, lunch and 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, March 8, 2024. 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, March 29, 2024, will be required to pay a $150 processing fee.

There will be no refunds for cancellation after Friday, April 12, 2024, or for non-attendance at the Institute. Transfers will incur an $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.

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

OU EDI will be held at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans!

The luxury Bourbon Street Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel is in the heart of the French Quarter, minutes away from Jackson Square, the French Market, and Algiers Point. Elegant guest rooms and suites, authentic hospitality, a Food is Art philosophy, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard create a unique atmosphere of timeless refinement.

The Sonesta is the perfect venue for events such as the OU Economic Development Institute, providing high quality space, amenities, and service.

Book Your Room Now


OU EDI has reserved a room block at the conference facility, The Royal Sonesta Hotel. The room Rate is $199 per night (plus taxes and fees).   

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: (504) 586-0300

Important: Attendance is required for full course credit. Classes on Thursday (last day) end after 5:30 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 $70 prior to the event.