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Join the Downtown San Diego Partnership, the California Downtown Association, and the International Downtown Association for the West Coast Urban District Forum February 28, 29, and March 1, 2024.  This year’s theme –Pillars of Resiliency – will address how residents, businesses and tourism continue to support the changing urban economy. 

We will share best practices and strategies to sustain and grow strong communities and discover new ways to motivate our staff, boards and stakeholders. Hear from industry leaders, and civic and community thought leaders, on engaging and supporting resiliency in communities with an equity lens in retail, office, housing, transportation, public safety, homelessness and behavioral health. Join us in San Diego to network with your peers, exchange ideas and share solutions.

  We invite you to submit session proposals by Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  Submission details and topic guidelines are below.

  Joint proposals including peers from multiple cities will be given higher priority for consideration.
  Forum sessions should fit within the following topic areas listed below.

  • Organizational Management and Leadership Development
  • Economic Development strategies
  • Public Space Management and Operations which includes Placemaking, and Activations, Public Safety, Mental Health, and Homelessness. 
  • Marketing, Communications and Events
  • Policy and Advocacy

If you need assistance please contact Carolyn Dellutri, CAE,  Director of Professional Development at carolyn@downtown.org

Deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 11:59PM PT. 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 panel session does not guarantee selection. CDA and IDA reserve the right to select ideas and speakers to fit the needs of our diverse audience.  

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.