EDchannels Symposium (EDS)

EDchannels Symposium 2024 (EDS)

November 11, 2024, 1:00-6:00 PM 

The EDchannels Symposium (EDS) combines education market training and networking savvy to encourage top management and sales professionals to chart service goals, explore new ideas, and embrace strategies for success. The distributor, independent manufacturer’s representative, and manufacturer community will gather on November 11 for a half-day, preconference to discuss challenges and opportunities to increase sales and profitability in a hyper-competitive business landscape.

Welcome Remarks and Networking Activity
1:00 PM-1:15 PM

CULTURE FIRST MINDSET: How Compassion, Connection and Clarity Build World Class Teams
1:15 PM-3:15 PM

Presented by Joe Schmit

The elite organization today creates an environment where employees enjoy being there, being productive and being valued. This happens ONLY when organizations create an atmosphere of compassion, connection, and clarity. When an organization puts people before profits, success is the by-product. Employees today want three things:

1. To work for a successful company.
2. A chance to grow and advance with the organization.
3. Leadership that truly cares about them and the communities they serve.

Joe Schmit will kick off EDchannels with an inspiring and interactive conversation around how to make everyone realize they are a part of building a World Class Culture where they do amazing work but still maintain a healthy work-life balance. Take the steps to help strengthen and align your culture to a mission where compassion, connections and clarity is valued. When an organization gets the culture right, it results in happier, healthier employees and great customer service.

Joe Schmit

Joe Schmit

Joe Schmit is an award-winning broadcaster, community leader, author, and popular keynote speaker. He is a 2019 inductee into the Minnesota Speakers Hall of fame and has earned his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the National Speakers Association. He has won 19 Emmys from the National Television Academy. In 2020, Joe was awarded The Silver Circle designation by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Emmys for extraordinary contributions to the broadcasting industry.

Joe is also an author of three award-winning books “​Silent Impact​” and “​The Impact Blueprint​.”  He recently teamed with Minnesota Twins Legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Mauer to write a children’s book called “The Right Thing to Do.’  100% of the proceeds from this book go to two children’s charities and they have donated books to over 500 elementary schools.

Panel Discussion
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Voice of the Student/Teacher Panel Discussion. More information to come soon!


EDmarket Members: $26

Nonmembers: $103

Please note that registration is limited to distributors, suppliers and independent manufacturer’s representatives.

EDchannels Symposium content developed by the EDmarket Distribution Council