BIABC Member? Join IDA and Save!

The Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC) and the International Downtown Association (IDA) are pleased to announce that we have joined forces to create a unique alliance allowing us to launch joint programs, share resources and strengthen downtowns throughout North America. Our partnership kicked-off with the 2014 BIABC + IDA Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. Through this alliance, we have created a first-rate conference of seasoned professionals and speakers guaranteed to meet the unique place management needs of you and your team. In addition, we are delighted to announce a special offer to current BIABC members with budgets less than $1M USD - a significant 40% discount on IDA membership!

Why IDA? 

Founded in 1954, IDA is a champion for practitioners who transform downtowns into healthy and vibrant urban places. More than 2,000 practitioners are in IDA’s global network, so you will always have access to a great resource for sharing and learning best practices. IDA membership provides your entire office with the tools needed to reach the next level of downtown management. By joining IDA, you are investing in your staff, in your downtown, and in your profession. Here is just a snapshot of the value gained through IDA membership:

Access to Best Practices & Experts

Access to more than 1,000 online resources including presentations, example documents, reports, and more. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, connect with a peer expert who can provide opinions and responses to your specific question. Plus, stay on top of the latest place management trends with a weekly briefing of must-read articles on topics relevant to the industry, with the Inspired by IDA weekly e-newsletter.

Build your Network

Find and connect with over 2,000 urban advocates, all of whom can be found in the members-only directory. Register for a webinar and instantly share best practices and ideas with members around the world. IDA provides unmatched opportunities to meet and stay connected with place management practitioners both virtually and in-person.

Attend World-Class Events

Attend world-class events, at reduced rates, in some of the most exciting downtowns, including the Annual Conference & Tradeshow. IDA events are designed to meet the distinctive place management needs of all members from CEOs to marketing directors and operations to finance.

Again, we are thrilled to share the news of our exciting BIABC + IDA partnership and to extend this special 40% off IDA membership offer. Please see the brochure for more information on IDA member benefits, as well as a membership application.