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.


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 urban place 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!


Save These Upcoming Webinar Dates

Stay tuned for details about our 2019 webinars. You can also visit the IDA webstore to purchase past webinar recordings.

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, February 21, 2019 at 3 pm ET. Click here to register for this free webinar.

Visit IDA's YouTube channel for past recordings.

Past Recorded Webinars

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) 
August 22, 2018 - - Become a Local Partner with Google; webinar presented by Google (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 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