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!


Save These Upcoming Webinar Dates

Stay tuned for details about our 2018 webinar line-up! Meanwhile, visit the IDA webstore to purchase past webinar recordings.
  • February 28, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • July 18, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • September 19, 2018

  • 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 is coming up on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3 pm EST. Register now!

    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)
    June 21, 2017- - Leading the Process: Developing Public/Private Partnerships ... (webstore)
    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)


    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.