IDA 2018 Events

Save the date for IDA's 2018 events. IDA collaborates with regional and international partners to provide access to IDA experts and networking, all while exploring relevant industry topics. Click the images for more details, which will be updated as they are available.

West Pam Beach

Join IDA and our local host partner West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority for the inaugural Southeast Urban District Forum. Visit West Palm Beach, Florida February 12-13, 2018 and learn about innovative mobility options; economic development strategies; and creative placemaking. Register now!

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Walnut Creek

IDA's West Coast regional will take place March 13-15, 2018 in Walnut Creek, CA, in partnership with the California Downtown Association. Experts will share best practices on enhancing downtown quality of life and cultivating the next generation of leaders. Click here for more details and registration information.

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IDA and the Business Improvement Association of British Columbia will present a Pacific Northwest regional conference in Kelowna, B.C., Canada on April 22-25, 2018. Click here to visit the BIABC website for program and registration information.

College Town Summit

The IDA College Town Summit will be hosted in Boulder, CO to share strategies, build partnerships, and find inspiration. This summit, taking place May 2-3, 2018, will focus on the unique downtowns that host colleges and universities as the backdrop to their urban spaces. More details and registration information coming soon.

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IDA's East Coast Urban District Forum is being held May 9-10, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. More details and registration information coming soon.

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The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long experiential program in June that brings together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. The fellows learned essential leadership and place management skills, and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-work-play experience, and public-private partnerships. The program will take place June 17-22, 2018 in New York City.

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International town and urban leaders came together last year in Sweden for the second World Towns Leadership Summit. In 2018, the event will take place in Berlin, Germany, June 18-20. City leaders worldwide will discuss the evolving nature of civic governance and the changing economic drivers for successful placemaking. More information will be available soon.


The 64th IDA Annual Conference & Tradeshow will take place in San Antonio, Texas, October 24-26, 2018. More information coming soon!

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Questions? Interested in hosting a future event? Contact Carolyn Dellutri, Director of Professional Development at

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