This year’s conference theme – Bridge the Gap – looks at how innovation, inclusion, and inspiration bridge common issues facing downtowns and urban districts from coast to coast. Immerse yourself among a diverse group of place management professionals and be inspired by top urban thinkers in one of the most innovative cities in North America. District management organizations “bridge the gap” every day, delivering elevated public services and enhanced local economic development in a dynamic, changing marketplace. As we explore increasingly complex urban systems, learn how public-private partnership organizations can become an influential voice and frame the discussion of shared economies, disruptive technologies, equity, sustainability, and more as positive contributors to vibrant places.
IDA conferences are designed to meet the needs of professional place managers from downtown organizations, city agencies, municipalities, and private-sector companies. Content is designed for every level of the profession from executives to associates.
Back by popular demand for 2015 is the Annual Conference Tradeshow! Be sure to come prepared with your 2015-16 RFPs to hand deliver during the show. Of course, we’ll have plenty of networking time for you to meet with the industry’s most innovative service providers.
Attendees and exhibitors alike will tell you the tradeshow is the center of networking! Grow your business with exposure to more than 600 expected attendees at the IDA Conference & Tradeshow. Exhibiting allows you to meet prospects one-on-one and further relationships with current clients.
The International Downtown Association is a world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers. Through its network of diverse practitioners, its rich body of knowledge, and its unique capacity to nurture community-building partnerships, IDA provides tools, intelligence and strategies for creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities and regions of the world.