MEDA Convention 2022: Schedule

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Join us as we gather virtually together again.

  • Hear how MEDA has helped stem the tide of the worst effects of the pandemic for hardworking people around the globe so that they can fulfill their God-given potential to earn a livelihood.
  • Learn how your support has empowered our clients and partners to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty.
  • Meet business professionals like you who are guided by their faith and values and know the importance of collaboration to build a global community where all can thrive.
  • Connect what you do locally with MEDA’s global work to create business solutions to poverty.
Day 1: Wednesday, November 2

Convention Registration

Freedom Hall Pre-Function
6-9 PM

Day 2: Thursday, November 3

Convention Registration

Freedom Hall Pre-Function
8 AM-10 PM

All-Day Day Tours

Meet in the Marriott Lobby
9 AM-4:30 PM

MEDA Board Meeting

MH State Room (3rd floor)
TBD 

Dinner on your own

MEDA Stakeholders Dinner (by invitation)

Commons on Vine
4:45 PM

Dessert reception

Freedom Hall Pre-Function
9 PM

Day 3: Friday, November 4

Breakfast/Networking

Freedom Hall A
7:30 AM

Past and Current Board Members Breakfast

TBA
7:30 AM

Plenary Session

Revolutionizing Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Bridging the Finance Gap for Women Entrepreneurs

 

Freedom Hall A
9-10 AM

Coffee Break

Commonwealth Pre-Function and Heritage Pre-Function

10-10:30 AM

Seminars

 

Business + Faith

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

10:30-11:30 AM 

 

Business Issues

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

10:30-11:30 AM 

 

Professional Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations

10:30-11:30 AM

 

International Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations

10:30-11:30 AM

Lunch/Plenary Session

Food Security: Addressing the risks in our global food systems and what it means for entrepreneurs

Freedom Hall A
11:45 AM-1:45 PM

Tours

Meet in the Marriott Lobby

2:30-5:30PM

Seminars

Business + Faith

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

2:30-3:30PM

 

Business Issues

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

2:30-3:30PM

 

Professional Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations

2:30-3:30PM

 

International Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations

2:30-3:30PM

Coffee Break

Commonwealth Pre-Function and Heritage Pre-Function

3:30-4 PM

Sarona Reception

Off-site - TBD

4-6 PM

Seminars

Business + Faith

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations

4-5 PM

 

Business Issues

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

4-5 PM

 

Professional Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations

4-5 PM

 

International Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations

4-5 PM

Women Empowering Women Networking

Location TBD

5-6PM

Dine-Around Dinner

Sign up at Registration to eat out at one of Lancaster’s local restaurants

Meet in the Marriott Lobby
6:30 PM

Late Night Music

Marriott Lobby

9 PM

Day 4: Saturday, November 5

Breakfast

Commonwealth Ballroom

7:30 AM

MEDA Year in Review and AGM and Coffee Break

Freedom Hall A

9-11:30 AM

Lunch on your own or as part of a tour

Tours

Meet in the Marriott Lobby

12-4 PM

Seminars

Business + Faith

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

2:30-3:30 PM

 

Business Issues

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

2:30-3:30 PM

 

Professional Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

2:30-3:30 PM

 

International Development

TBA

 

See Program booklet for locations 

2:30-3:30 PM

Coffee Break

Commonwealth Pre-Function and Heritage Pre-Function

3:30-4 PM

MEDAx Pitch Competition

Heritage Ballroom Salon DE

4-5:30 PM

Late Night Music

Commonwealth Salon 1-2

9 PM

Day 5: Sunday, November 6

Breakfast

Commonwealth Ballroom

7:30 AM

Worship Service

Ken Hochstetler
President and CEO of Everence Financial®️

 

Freedom Hall A

9-10:30 AM

Convention Adjournment

10:30 AM

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