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IDAWPG17 open space

What Matters Most to You?

Custom Design Your Perfect Conference! IDA is excited to announce a new attendee-driven agenda at the 2017 Annual Conference & Tradeshow. This year’s Open Space sessions empower attendees to custom design discussions organized in a facilitated environment. Open Space conversations are your chance to talk with the greatest minds in urban place management about the topics that matter most to you and your peers. Step in, take charge of the challenges, lend your resources and give your energy to what matters most to you and your organization. Read more about Open Space on our conference website.

IDAWPG17 session content

2017 Breakout Sessions

This year’s conference will highlight Canada’s diverse culture, history, spirit, and the creativity of its people during Canada 150. Attendees will experience the pride, energy, and hospitality of friendly Manitoba and connect with the cultural hub of Winnipeg, the gateway to the west. This city, and its business districts, don’t simply embrace trends – they start them, making it the ideal learning laboratory for districts of every size. View session content on the Conference website now.

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What We're Reading in July

Stay current on the latest books and articles related to downtown management. IDA thought leaders and Research Committee members select the industry's best reads and have prepared reviews. This month Steven Welliver, Deputy Chief Executive of Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., reviews "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City." Click to read the full review.

IDA Member Organizations

Where are IDA's North American members located?


IDA Canada

Learn about the work of IDA Canada, an IDA coalition, and read the Federal Agenda report.


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including ICSC, Springboard, and Stantec. 


2016 Top Issues Council

The 2016 IDA Top Issues Councils research initiative available for sale in the webstore.