IDA webinars provide easy access to thought leaders across multiple disciplines covering topics as diverse as downtowns themselves. From guerilla placemaking to capital improvements, practitioners have the opportunity to hear from and network with their peers at the forefront of downtown management. We offer two webinar series: Trending Topics which covers hot topics in the downtown and association world; and Best Practices which highlights award-winning projects from downtown organizations. Learn more about previous and upcoming webinars below!


Become a Local Partner with Google

The mission of Google’s Get Your Business Online program is to help every business be found by every customer looking for them online. Learn how you can partner with Google to help the small businesses you work with in your community, using resources, trainings, gear and one-on-one help from the Google team, all completely free of cost. We’ll also provide an overview of some tools available to help businesses get found on Google Search and Maps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out more about what it means to become a local partner with Google’s Get Your Business Online program.
  • Get an overview of the free resources available as a Get Your Business Online Partner, and how you can use these resources to help the businesses in your community.
  • Learn about some features of the Google My Business product, a tool that’s free for all businesses and can help them be found when customers are looking for them on Google Search and Maps.
  • Justine Benisch, Get Your Business Online with Google
    Register for this FREE webinar being held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 3-4 pm EDT.

    Register now!

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    Save These Upcoming Webinar Dates

    Stay tuned for details about our 2018 webinars! You can also visit the IDA webstore to purchase past webinar recordings.
  • September 19, 2018
  • October TBA
  • November TBA
  • December TBA

  • Member Benefits Explained

    Join IDA staff and fellow peers as we walk through all the benefits of an IDA membership. This free webinar is perfect for new members or groups that want a refresher on all their benefits. The next "Member Benefits Explained" webinar is coming up on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3 pm ET. Register for this free webinar by clicking here. 

    Contact Rebecca Bishophall at (202) 798-5908 if you would like a previous recording.

    Past Recorded Webinars

    July 26, 2017 - - Giving Pedestrians a Way to Connect (webstore)
    August 16, 2017 - - Faking it or Making it: How Communities Reflect Authenticity (webstore)
    October 4, 2017 - - Shop Small: Supporting Independent Businesses In Your Community; webinar presented by American Express (webstore)
    October 25, 2017 - - The Power of Data; webinar presented by Springboard Inc. (webstore)
    November 15, 2017 - - Here’s the Math: BID/BIA Impact on Property Values (webstore)
    January 10, 2018 - - Fasten Your Seatbelt: What the Coming Mobility Revolution Means for Your Downtown; webinar presented by Stantec's Urban Places (webstore)
    February 28, 2018 - - The Opioid Epidemic; webinar presented by Future's Palm Beach (webstore)
    March 21, 2018 - - The Economic and Cultural Impact of Downtown University and College Campuses (webstore)
    April 18, 2018 - - Homelessness in Urban Districts (webstore)
    June 13, 2018 - - How Parking Management Can Increase Transportation Choices and Leverage Downtown Growth; webinar presented by Stantec's Urban Places (webstore)
    June 20, 2018 - - Safety & Security Webinar (webstore) 

    Missed a Webinar?

    IDA webinars will be recorded and sent to attendees so please register if you are located in other time zones. Previous webinars are available as recordings in the IDA Webstore. If you don't see what you are looking for, please contact Rebecca Bishophall at (202) 798-5908 to inquire.

    Vendor Hosted Webinars

    Host a co-branded webinar with IDA to reach city leaders! Showcase your innovative solutions by explaining to this unique audience how your company enhances urban districts and enjoy an array of marketing benefits in this customized marketing opportunity. Special interest webinars are limited to six per calendar year. Contact Tracie Clemmer at tracie@downtown.org for details today.

    Certification Maintenance (CM)

    AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for selected IDA webinars. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of the webinar description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.