Proceeds from the conference will benefit the Victor Valley College Foundation, which provides scholarship and grant opportunities to students at VVC.

The HDO conference has a long history in the area and was formally designed to draw business owners and site scouts from out of the area and introduce them to the benefits of expanding or relocating to the High Desert region.

Popular keynote speakers at HDO have included NBA legend Magic Johnson, Inc. Magazine President/Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran.

In the past, the High Desert Economic Summit has featured economists such as UC Riverside’s Dr. Christopher Thornberg and Dr. John Husing.

The speakers for this year’s High Desert Opportunity Summit, which is presented by Desert Valley Hospital and Desert Valley Medical Group, will be announced in late June.