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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.

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 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 2,100 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. Corporate members, please review the "Corporate Members & IDEA Connection" document here.


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