IDA 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow

The 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow, aptly themed “AuthentiCITY,” will continue to advance inclusive city building discussions, and examine the role of professional place management in shaping prosperous districts that remain true to the essence of each place. The 2017 conference and tradeshow will be the place for practitioners to study best practices, explore new ideas, network, and share solutions in an updated conference design while gaining the tactics and knowledge necessary to transform cities into healthy and vibrant urban places.

“AuthentiCITY” will highlight Canada’s diverse culture, history, spirit, and the creativity of its people during Canada 150, the anniversary of the country’s Confederation. Attendees will experience the pride, energy, and hospitality of friendly Manitoba and connect with the cultural hub of Winnipeg, the gateway to the west. This city, and its business districts, don’t simply embrace trends – they start them, making it the ideal learning laboratory for districts of every size.

Share Winnipeg’s dreams and challenges as they look towards the future. It’s a city of the unexpected on the path of revitalization, and an authentic destination full of life. Explore “AuthentiCITY” with IDA and leave inspired to truly make a difference in your city.

Attend the Conference

Registration information can be found on our conference website.


Room blocks have been secured for the IDA Annual Conference & Tradeshow at the Delta Hotels Winnipeg and Alt Hotel Winnipeg. Details can be found on our conference website.


Air Canada is providing a discount for attendees flying to the Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Discount information can be found on our conference website.


The most up-to-date schedule can be found on our conference website.

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Urban Champions

ICSC    IKE      MB  

Springboard   Stantec      TourismWinnipeg     City of Winnipeg

District Advocates

Air Canada     Amex BBB Brandish Desert Planter

Downtown Decorations         Earthplanter       MIG   PUMA   Streetplus 

Awards Partner

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Allied Universal Security Services

Centre Venture Development Corporation



Larisa Ortiz Associates LLC


Professional Security Consultants

True North Sports & Entertainment

Victor Stanley


Sponsor the Event

Showcase your products and services alongside IDA at our premier annual event, attracting hundreds of urban leaders and placemaking professionals from around the globe. Click here for more information.

Exhibit at the Tradeshow

IDA is please to present a new design for the 2017 tradeshow. This layout will increase your ability to build relationships with city leaders during the largest event of the year. Exhibits were developed with IDA’s partner, GES, a leader in the industry. We are thrilled to extend the opportunity to market your company through this innovative event. If you offer a service or product that enhances urban districts, please review the details.