Annual Conference

April 18 – 21, 2023 – Beau Rivage Resort Biloxi

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2023 MAPDD Annual Conference is now open. 


Conference participants will stay at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi.  To make reservations use the hotel reservation link or call the Beau Rivage at 1-888-567-6667.  Be sure to mention you are with the Mississippi Planning and Development Districts Conference to receive the group rate of $159 per night plus tax.  The rate is guaranteed until March 16, 2023, requires a first night deposit and includes the resort fee.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 18
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.TRIO Golden Gator Golf Tournament
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.Coastal Excursions
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.TRIO Early Bird Reception at Town Green
Wednesday, April 19
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Morning Pastries
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration
8:00 a.m. – NoonEducational Sessions
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Educational Sessions
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Cocktails on the Terrace
Thursday, April 20
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Morning Pastries
8:00 a.m. – NoonRegistration
8:00 a.m. – NoonEducational Sessions
2:00 p.m.Closing Session
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Gala Reception
Friday, April 21
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Closing Breakfast

Tuesday Activities

Golden Gator Golf Tournament

Conference participants may register to play in the TRIO Golden Gator Golf Tournament being held Tuesday, April 18, at the Shell Landing Golf Course in Gautier, compliments of TRIO Community Meals.  Lunch will be provided for golf participants at 11:00 with a shotgun tournament start at 12:30.   The tournament does require participants to pre-register and is limited to the first 72 players. 

Cruise Excursion

Conference participants may register to participate in a cruise of the MS Gulf Coast shoreline on Tuesday, April 18, from 11:00 – 1:00 or 2:00 – 4:00.  During the cruise you will be able to enjoy beautiful scenery and delightful wildlife sightings. 

Early-Bird Reception 

Conference participants are encouraged to join us as we kick off the conference at the Biloxi Town Green.  The Town Green is located on Beach Boulevard (Hwy 90) one block east of the Beau Rivage.  The Early-Bird reception is sponsored by TRIO Community Meals and will feature live music. 

Educational Sessions

The conference will feature a variety of sessions for conference attendees.  Elective Certified Municipal Official credits through the MS Municipal League will be offered for conference attendees.  In addition, applications are pending with the MS Board of Examiners to offer continuing education hours for social workers.  Educational topics include but are not limited to: 

Utility Management Tools2020 Census DataSmall Business Resource Partners
Accessing Business CapitalAccelerate MS ProgramsWorkforce Development Opportunities
Local Industry ApprenticeshipsFederal and State Grant Funding OpportunitiesWater Viability Workshop
Cyber SecurityPERS UpdateHR Best Practices
Medicaid Eligibility & DocumentationElder Fraud and Scam PreventionNutrition for Healthy Aging
Serving SeniorsPerson-Centered PlanningState Addressing Standard

Conference Sponsors

There are a number of ways your company can participate as a conference sponsor.  2023 Sponsorship information can be found here. (Make here a link to the sponsor brochure) To customize your sponsorship or if you need additional information, please contact MAPDD staff here.  Sponsorships are limited.