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 opportunities to hear from and network with their peers are 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!

Special Interest Webinars 

Webinar Feb. 22: Got Residents? How to Keep Your New Neighbors Happy

It’s what every city wants and needs – people to love the downtown experience. But what do districts do when they start to move in? How do you transform a traditional business area into a stable mixed-use community? Join our expert panel as we discuss how to attract residents, adjust your BID's operations, and create appropriate public space. Presenters include a 2016 Downtown Achievement Pinnacle Award winner and a 2016 Top Issues Council – Residential chair.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the role of residential for downtowns and district management organizations
  • Walk away with tools for responding to and incorporating resident needs
  • Determine a plan for finding space for parks and green space, particularly in built-out neighborhoods
  • Learn how to challenge traditional downtown dynamics

Stacie West, Director of Parks Projects, NoMa Business Improvement District
Brian Douglas Scott, Principal, BDS - Planning & Urban Design

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 
Time: 3 pm Eastern
Price: $35 for members, $70 for nonmembers

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March 15, 22017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017
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, November 17 at 3pm Eastern. Register Today! Contact Rebecca Bishophall at (202) 798-5908 if you would like a previous recording.

Missed a Webinar?

Any previous webinar is available as a podcast in the IDA Webstore.

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.