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Join the Downtown Memphis Commission and International Downtown Association for the Southeast Urban District Forum on May 1-3, 2024. This year’s theme – Place Management as an Economic Driver – will address approaches to economic development, placemaking and operations. Join us as we dive deep into entrepreneurial ecosystems, retail development, return to office strategies, placemaking and activation initiatives, and overall operations management covering ambassador programs, homelessness, mental health, and new technologies for tracking in your district.

We invite you to submit session proposals by Tuesday, December 12, 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.

  • 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, December 12, 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.