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!


Next IDA Webinar June 21, 2017: "Leading the Process"

"Leading the Process: Developing Public-Private Partnerships and Building your Community"
As you plan your city’s future, what role does the community play? How involved do your business and property owners become? Who thinks about infrastructure design and who plans the social media campaign?

As Downtown Yonge’s plan for revitalizing Yonge Street took shape, learn how they took the spirit of the neighborhood and involved private agencies as well. But first, what is a public/private partnership and why does it make your project a better experience for everyone involved? IDA Top Issues Council members and Downtown Achievement Award winners discuss the logistics of reports and press conferences, tweets and blueprints, and how they each manifest differently in every organization.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Work with PPP in any economic and political climate and national or local level
• Grasp community consultation and who should be engaged
• Get their work seen by city government
• Organize social media structures, including Facebook and Instagram
• Create a budget with strained federal and state resources
• Make social issues in downtown a stand-out factor

Speakers include:
Davon Barbour, Vice President, Economic Development, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc.
Mark Garner, Executive Director & CSO, Downtown Yonge B.I.A.
Kourtny Garrett, Executive Vice President, Downtown Dallas, Inc.
Jessica Hoang, Community Liasion, Downtown Yonge B.I.A.

June's webinar will be held Wednesday, June 21 at 3pm EDT.
Register today in the IDA webstore. Price: $35 (members) and $70 (non-members).

IDA would like to thank the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for their generous financial support of this 2016 Top Issues Council report.

Save These Upcoming 2017 Webinar Dates

July 19, 2017
August 16, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017

Member Benefits Explained

Join IDA staff and fellow peers as we walk though 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 will be Thursday, August 17 at 3pm EDT. Registration information coming soon.

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

Past 2017 Recorded Webinars

January 18, 2017 - - Attracting Businesses and Creating a Shared Identity (webstore)
February 22, 2017 - - Got Residents? How to Keep Your New Neighbors Happy (webstore)
April 26, 2017 - - Rebranding Pitfalls (webstore)
May 17, 2017 - - Activating Public Space (webstore)


Missed a Webinar?

Previous webinars are available as podcasts 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.