About Education Opportunities

From national conferences to specialized webinars, IDA is committed to fostering industry knowledge, education, and information. Join industry professionals at the 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow in San Antonio, Texas in October 2018. Continue the sharing of best practices and trends of the industry between conferences with our monthly webinar series. IDA provides and facilitates educational experiences for all segments of downtown management.


Education Links

IDA's 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow: San Antonio

IDA hosts the industry's largest gathering each fall at the Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Save the date for the 2018 conference taking place October 24-26 in San Antonio, Texas.

IDA 2018 Emerging Leader Fellowship

A week-long experiential program that will bring together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry.

2018 Regional Events

Explore the globe at IDA's regional spring conferences, with events in West Palm Beach, FL; Boulder, CO; Walnut Creek, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Kelowna, BC, Canada; and Berlin, Germany.


IDA offers monthly webinars that connect downtown practitioners around topics that are relevant to the industry. If you miss a webinar, you can purchase the recording in the webstore.

IDA's 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Aptly themed “AuthentiCITY,” the 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow highlighted Canada’s diverse culture, history, spirit, and the creativity of its people during Canada 150.  

Conference Presentations

Members can access past regional event and conference presentations in the IDEA Connection library.