LA Fashion

Join the LA Fashion District, California Downtown Association and IDA for the 2019 West Coast Urban District Forum March 19-21, 2019. Master Talks and breakout sessions will explore how downtowns serve as economic development resources beyond city boundaries, and how social equity plays an important role in the work that we do. Experts will share best practices on enhancing downtown quality of life and cultivating the next generation of leaders.

The LA Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles covers 100 blocks and is a culturally, socially and economically diverse community with a rich heritage in the fashion industry - a district that is evolving its future to include residential and creative opportunities while maintaining its roots in fashion. See you in Los Angeles!

Attend the Event

The WCUDF19 will be held at the ACE Hotel Downtown Los Angeles located at 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015 and at various locations throughout downtown Los Angeles.

Registration is now open for the 2019 West Coast Urban District Forum.

  • Early Bird Rate: $345 until Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Regular Rate: $395 until Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Onsite Registration Rate: $445 available onsite March 19-21, 2019
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    For further information or assistance, please email the IDA registration team at


    The Program

    The program will be updated in the coming weeks (program is subject to change).

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    Pre-Conference Tours

    Downtown Los Angeles Bus Tour ($50)

    Tuesday, March 19th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    On this tour we will explore the dynamic transformation of LA’s urban center. This is your opportunity to get a crash course on DTLA, with a focus on the exciting developments in residential, office, retail, arts and culture, and hospitality, as well as the many civic and infrastructure projects in the pipeline. Along the way, we will discuss how downtown continues to evolve. From the mega-projects of South Park to the burgeoning creative industries in the Fashion District to the hipster cool of the Arts District, we will cover it all in under 3 hours.


    The Fashion District: Building a Legacy & High End Design Walking Tour ($25)

    Tuesday, March 19th | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    This tour is a blend of the old and new. Learn about Florence Casler, the trailblazing female real estate developer who worked almost exclusively in the Fashion District in the early 20th century. Explore the struggles, defeats, and triumphs of garment worker unions in the Fashion District in the early 20th century, and see how the LA Fashion District has transformed over the years. In the span of a few blocks and buildings, the creative energies of fashion designers, marketers, wholesalers, and buyers converge to compare and compete—and strut—their talents. In re-purposed buildings, some architectural icons over a century old, you’ll see where hundreds of tenants cultivate fresh ideas in fashion design, media arts, sales and publishing, and offering unique venues for trade shows, special events, and receptions.



    The ACE Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, located at 929 S. Broadway, is offering a rate of $239/night for a medium room. Please book your room by Monday, February 18, 2019 online. Valet parking is available for $40 + tax for hotel guests.

    The Hotel Figueroa, located at 939 Figueroa Street, is also offering rooms for WCUDF attendees at rates of $239-359/night. Valet parking is available for $45 + tax for hotel guests. Please book your room by Tuesday, February 19, 2019 online.


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    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received or postmarked by March 1, 2019 will receive a refund less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will be processed approximately 30 days after the event. Cancellations received after March 1, 2019 will not be refunded.


    Sponsoring the West Coast Urban District Forum allows you access to an audience of urban leaders from around the country who want to learn how your product or service can work for them. Download the 2019 Spring Sponsorship PDF to review sponsorship packages for the 2019 West Coast Urban District Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Contact Tracie Clemmer, IDA Director of Corporate Relations at for more information.

    Join the California Downtown Association

    Read more about CDA membership benefits here. Already registered for the 2019 West Coast Urban District Forum? Pay only $50 in dues for the remainder of 2019 for your CDA membership (new members only). Download the application form and read all the details by clicking here.


    Interested in hosting a 2020 or 2021 event? Contact Carolyn Dellutri, IDA Director of Professional Development at