Connect with Industry Peers
One of IDA's most popular member benefits, IDEA Connection (formerly PEAK) is a virtual community and easy one-stop-shop for connecting with peers, sharing best practices, and exchanging ideas. You can quickly ask and respond to questions, browse and contribute to a vast resource library, and connect with peers by searching member profiles. In the past year, IDA’s online community of over 3,000 members in has had 265 unique contributors, 520 public messages, 210 new threads, 325 public replies, and 155 private replies. Interested in getting connected?
Instantly Get (and Give) Answers
IDEA Connection allows users to instantly pose and respond to questions. From retail best practices to planning special events, situations often arise where the opinion or expertise of a peer from another district is your most valuable resources. Now, you can ask those questions instantly to make better, faster decisions. Remember, sharing is a two-way street, so if you have a helpful tip or experience, be sure to jump into the conversation. Together, we’ll grow the body of knowledge and best practices for our industry.
Shape the Industry’s Resource Library
In many cases there’s no need (or time) to recreate the wheel. When looking for an idea or inspiration, be sure to check out the resource library in IDEA Connection. In addition to hosting nearly 1,000 resources, the library allows you to share a document with member peers, provide feedback on available resources, or reference documents in a discussion.
Find & Connect with Industry Professionals
Enhanced member profiles pull information directly from LinkedIn, allowing you to find colleagues in the urban place management industry. Search by title, geography, or biography. Make sure to populate your profile so members from around the world can find you!
New to IDEA Connection?
Read the "Welcome to IDEA Connection" document to get started. Or view our "Membership Benefits Explained" webinar for instructions on how to use IDEA Connection. Note, this webinar will not open in the Chrome browser.