People. Places. Partnerships.

The International Downtown Association and our host partners, The New York City BID Association and New York City Department of Small Business Services are pleased to present the IDA World Congress and 59th Annual Conference on October 6-9, 2013 in New York City. This three day conference will inspire people from across different continents and cultures who share a common passion for cities. We want attendees to meet the people who are leaders in their fields and hear how they are harnessing human energies and assets in their communities to create thriving towns and cities. We will hear how they have transformed buildings, places and streets through design, redevelopment, place management and distinctive programming that reflect the unique attributes of their cities.

Download the IDA World Congress Program

Program Cover

Download Daily Maps of Events

Sunday, Oct. 6th
Day 1
Monday, Oct. 7th
Day 2
Tuesday, Oct. 8th
Day 3
Wednesday, Oct. 9th
Day 4

Flying to the World Congress?

IDA has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a discount off ANY online published airfare for the IDA World Congress & 59th Annual Conference in New York City. The valid travel dates for this discount are October 3-12th, 2013 and airports include John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Newark International (EWR), and West Chester County (HPN). You can book your flights online or by calling 1-800-433-1790 (international attendees must call to receive discount). Please enter or refer to discount code: 21H3AT. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in promotiong your company's products or services through IDA events? View the 2013 Supporter Kit here, or contact Tracie Clemmer at for details.