IDA 2017 Events

Save the date for IDA's 2017 events. IDA collaborates with regional and international partners to provide access to IDA experts and networking, all while exploring relevant industry topics. Click the images for more details, which will be updated as they are available.


Sweden

International town and urban leaders came together last year in Scotland for the first World Towns Leadership Summit. In 2017, the event will take place in Malmo, Sweden. City leaders worldwide will discuss the evolving nature of civic governance and the changing economic drivers for successful placemaking.

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Long Beach

The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long experiential program in June that will bring together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. Now in its second year, the fellowship has received significant interest and positive reviews from last year's 26 professionals. The fellows will learn essential leadership and place management skills, and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-work-play experience, and public-private partnerships.

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Winnipeg

This year’s conference, “AuthentiCITY,” will highlight Winnipeg’s approach to achieving impact, embracing trends, and solving problems that face downtowns and urban districts coast to coast and across the globe. Conference programming and events will leverage Winnipeg’s partnership ethos and create a learning laboratory to inspire attendees’ partnerships in their own communities. By integrating best-in-class and how-to examples of successful partnerships with key industry subjects and trends, the 2017 conference and tradeshow will be the place for practitioners to gain the tactics and knowledge necessary to transform cities into healthy and vibrant urban places.

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Long Beach

IDA's West Coast regional takes place in Long Beach, California, in partnership with the California Downtown Association. This conference took place March 14-16, 2017.


Tempe

Join us in downtown Tempe as we host the IDA College Town Summit to share strategies, build partnerships, and find inspiration. This inaugural summit will focus solely on the unique downtowns that host colleges and universities as the backdrop to their urban spaces. Those of us working in these exceptional places know that the balance of utilizing university assets is often tipped by the challenges of engaging university partners. The quantity of students also greatly impacts the surrounding community and the economic and business developments that are cultivated. We will explore topics such as university partnerships, events and marketing, parking, public safety and the demands of students.  This conference took place March 28-30, 2017.
 


Sweden

Join IDA and the Business Improvement Association of British Columbia for a Pacific Northwest regional conference, this year located in Nanaimo, B.C., April 24-26, 2017. "Sharing Solutions" will explores partnerships around complex city-building issues, and includes keynotes, walking tours and more.

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Questions? Interested in hosting a 2018 or 2019 event? Contact Carolyn Dellutri, Director of Professional Development at carolyn@downtown.org. Interesting in sponsoring an event?Click here for more information.