All of us at IDA are excited to release the new IDA website and member database. Not only is the member experience greatly improved, but our new system will provide enhanced and direct access to member resources in the Knowledge Center, new illustrative organization profiles, and most importantly, begin to harness the power of data - making IDA the central hub of place management industry intelligence. Visit to get started today. Please note: the old website with domain will be accessible for a short time longer, but information will not be updated.

IDA 65th Annual Conference & Tradeshow

You are invited to join the International Downtown Association and our host partner, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, at the upcoming 65th Annual Conference & Tradeshow, October 28-30, 2019. Over 800 inspired leaders shaping cities from around the globe will convene to discuss emerging trends in urban place management and walk away with solutions to apply in their respective cities. This year’s theme will bring together the brightest industry minds to discuss what it means to be Proudly Urban and how embracing this mindset can benefit districts of all sizes.

Attendees will experience Baltimore’s easily walkable neighborhoods and some of the United States’ first urban renewal projects such as Charles Center and the Inner Harbor, both of which will form the backdrop of this year’s conference. Downtown Baltimore is the region’s densest office district and fastest-growing, most diverse residential neighborhood, where young residents and office tenants are attracted to the city’s affordability, transit connectivity, architecture, and thriving cultural scenes. It’s an exciting time to be #ProudlyUrban.

Attend the Conference

Pre-registration will open in May 2019. Stay up to date on the latest conference news by subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter, Inspired by IDA. Looking forward to Baltimore? Start the conversation now on Twitter using #IDABALT19.


Urban Champions

ICSC    Stantec’s Urban Places   

Presenting Awards Sponsor

Sky Connect Networks

District Advocates


Cube84       Earthplanter-80      EcoCounter      Google       MIG       Google     


Banner Saver      Equinox Desert Planers     Geocentric  

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.