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The IDA Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long experiential program that will bring together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. The fellows will learn 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. Learn more about applying by Friday, November 30, 2018 for this program.

IDA Open Space

IDA is excited to once again include this attendee-driven agenda at the 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Open Space sessions empower attendees to custom design discussions organized in a facilitated environment, deliver intimate conversations that matter, and provide a space for passions, interests and concerns that need to emerge. Step in, take charge of the challenges, lend your resources and give your energy to what matters most to you and your organization. Come prepared to let your voice be heard, and leave inspired to truly make a difference in your city! Learn more.

IDA Toolkit

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for the 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow sessions and workshops. When CM credits are available, they are noted in the program. IDA's 2018 sessions provide an easy way for AICP certified planners to earn their CM credits. Register now!



IDA Canada

Learn about the work of IDA Canada, an IDA coalition, and read the Federal Agenda report.


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including Block by Block, CityPost, ICSC, IKE Smart City, Springboard and Stantec's Urban Places. 


Join the Narrative

IDA's Urban Place Management Narrative Toolkit provides a framework for communicating our commitment to shaping dynamic city centers all around the world.