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Join IDA in San Antonio for the 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow, October 24-26, 2018. This year’s conference theme, Retropolitan, will showcase the sustainability, creativity, preservation and heritage of San Antonio.

We are seeking IDEAS and speakers related to your IDEA to explore how urban place management organizations form partnerships to achieve impact, embrace trends and solve problems that face downtowns and urban districts across the globe. From historic preservation, economic development, sustainability, infrastructure, affordability and social equity, to placemaking, public safety and homelessness, the challenges faced by urban place management organizations demand innovative and collaborative solutions to getting the job done.

We invite you to submit your best IDEAS and speakers related to that IDEA! Don’t delay, as the deadline to submit your IDEA is Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:59 PM PT

IDEAS should fit within one of the seven core domains below. If you need assistance please contact Carolyn Dellutri, Director of Professional Development at carolyn@downtown.org

These seven core domains should act as a framework for urban place managers to utilize in furthering their professional careers and to aid in their work enhancing vibrant urban places. Urban place managers lead, curate, organize, convene, and push for positive change and economic growth.

Economic Development

Business Recruitment; Business Retention, Market Analysis/Market Research; Real Estate Financing; Historic Preservation Financing; Real Estate Development & Redevelopment; Attainable Housing- Workforce and Affordable; Residential development; Nighttime Economy; Tourism; Innovative Financing Methods; Working with entrepreneurs through Incubators and Co-working spaces; Retail recruitment including restaurants, national chains, local independents and pop-ups

Planning, Design and Infrastructure

Downtown visioning; downtown master planning; real estate development, zoning, land-use and permitting; streetscape improvements; transit-oriented development; multi-modal transportation; accessibility; sustainable infrastructure; open space planning; bicycle infrastructure; parking operations/management; way-finding; attainable housing initiatives and historic preservation.

Public Space Management & Operations

Clean, safe and hospitality; placemaking; activation; parks and open space; homelessness, panhandling and social services; opioid epidemic; beautification and landscape; public safety; public art; sidewalk activations; facilities management; street banners and holiday décor; parklets; technology trends for managing, responding, tracking and reporting.

Policy and Advocacy

Government Relations; Research; Stakeholder/Community Engagement; Equity and Inclusion; Social Issues; Legislation

Marketing, Communication, and Events

Branding; Public Relations; Public Engagement; Communications; Marketing strategies; Data and Metrics; Messaging and Reporting; Sponsorship and Fundraising strategies; Technology Trends; Crisis Communications plans     

Organizational Management

Governance; District Assessment models, District Formation and enabling legislation; Operational Systems; Board Management; Managing your team; Non-Profit Finance

Leadership Development

Leadership Skills; Visioning; Board Leadership including roles/responsibilities/expectations; Strategic planning with your team and board; External Relationship Building.

Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:59PM PT – IDEAS received after that date may not be considered. To get started, please complete the form below. You can stop, save and return to work at any time before the deadline. When you've completed the form, please click 'Submit' at the bottom.  

 Note: Submitting an IDEA or speaker does not guarantee selection.  IDA reserves the right to select ideas and speakers to fit the needs of our diverse audience. 

Join IDA in San Antonio for the 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow, October 24-26, 2018. This year’s conference theme, Retropolitan, will showcase the sustainability, creativity, preservation and heritage of San Antonio.

We are seeking session proposals to explore how urban place management organizations form partnerships to achieve impact, embrace trends and solve problems that face downtowns and urban districts across the globe. From historic preservation, economic development, sustainability, infrastructure, affordability and social equity, to placemaking, public safety and homelessness, the challenges faced by urban place management organizations demand innovative and collaborative solutions to getting the job done.

We invite you to submit your best ideas! Joint proposals including peers from multiple cities are encouraged. Full consideration will be given to all complete submissions. Submission details and topic guidelines are at the link below. Don’t delay, as the deadline to submit proposals is Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:59 PM PT

 Joint proposals including peers from multiple cities are encouraged. Full consideration will be given to all complete submissions using the following guidelines:


  • Proposal      offers fresh topical ideas and reflects the diversity of IDA's membership
  • Proposal      includes three learning objectives
  • Proposal      is relevant to the conference theme and IDA practitioners
  • Proposal      includes innovative approaches and perspectives.
  • Proposal      engages the audience and presents forward looking approaches to new      challenges

Conference sessions should fit within one of the seven core domains below. If you need assistance please contact Carolyn Dellutri, Director of Professional Development at carolyn@downtown.org

These seven core domains should act as a framework for urban place managers to utilize in furthering their professional careers and to aid in their work enhancing vibrant urban places. Urban place managers lead, curate, organize, convene, and push for positive change and economic growth.

Economic Development

Business Recruitment; Business Retention, Market Analysis/Market Research; Real Estate Financing; Historic Preservation Financing; Real Estate Development & Redevelopment; Attainable Housing- Workforce and Affordable; Residential development; Nighttime Economy; Tourism; Innovative Financing Methods; Working with entrepreneurs through Incubators and Co-working spaces; Retail recruitment including restaurants, national chains, local independents and pop-ups

Planning, Design and Infrastructure

Downtown visioning; downtown master planning; real estate development, zoning, land-use and permitting; streetscape improvements; transit-oriented development; multi-modal transportation; accessibility; sustainable infrastructure; open space planning; bicycle infrastructure; parking operations/management; way-finding; attainable housing initiatives and historic preservation.

Public Space Management & Operations

Clean, safe and hospitality; placemaking; activation; parks and open space; homelessness, panhandling and social services; opioid epidemic; beautification and landscape; public safety; public art; sidewalk activations; facilities management; street banners and holiday décor; parklets; technology trends for managing, responding, tracking and reporting.

Policy and Advocacy

Government Relations; Research; Stakeholder/Community Engagement; Equity and Inclusion; Social Issues; Legislation

Marketing, Communication, and Events

Branding; Public Relations; Public Engagement; Communications; Marketing strategies; Data and Metrics; Messaging and Reporting; Sponsorship and Fundraising strategies; Technology Trends; Crisis Communications plans     

Organizational Management

Governance; District Assessment models, District Formation and enabling legislation; Operational Systems; Board Management; Managing your team; Non-Profit Finance

Leadership Development

Leadership Skills; Visioning; Board Leadership including roles/responsibilities/expectations; Strategic planning with your team and board; External Relationship Building.

Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:59PM PT - Submissions received after that date may not be considered. To get started, please complete the form below. You can stop, save and return to work at any time before the deadline. When you've completed the form, please click 'Submit' at the bottom.  

*Please remember that speakers are required to register for the conference.  Options for daily registration will be available.
 

Note:  Submitting an IDEA or speaker does not guarantee selection. IDA reserves the right to select ideas and speakers to fit the needs of our diverse audience.