IDA Annual Conference & Tradeshow 2019

The Annual Conference and Tradeshow of the International Downtown Association is the signature gathering of inspired leaders who are shaping cities around the globe. This is the premier event for urban place management professionals to discuss industry trends, share best practices and learn the latest tips of the trade.

IDA Annual Conference & Tradeshow 2019

Over 900 inspired leaders shaping cities from around the globe will convene to discuss emerging trends in urban place management and walk away with solutions to apply in their respective cities. This year’s theme will bring together the brightest industry minds to discuss what it means to be “Proudly Urban” and how embracing this mindset can benefit districts of all sizes.

Attendees will experience Baltimore’s easily walkable neighborhoods and some of the United States’ first urban renewal projects such as Charles Center and the Inner Harbor, both of which will form the backdrop of this year’s conference. Downtown Baltimore is the region’s densest office district and fastest-growing, most diverse residential neighborhood, where young residents and office tenants are attracted to the city’s affordability, transit connectivity, architecture, and thriving cultural scenes. It’s an exciting time to be #ProudlyUrban.

What we heard at #IDASATX18:

“The IDA Conference is an outstanding opportunity to gain expert knowledge and learn from other communities. It is a ‘must-attend’ event for all urban management professionals interested in how to ensure a bright future for our ever-growing cities.”

“This conference was educating, refreshing and inspiring to see the work that’s being done in cities around the world. I encourage staff at varying levels to attend and share what you learned with your colleagues and create a plan of action to produce measurable change in your community.”

“Once again, IDA has brought together the innovators that breathe life and excitement into our downtowns.”

“If your organization is dealing with an issue, IDA conferences are the way to meet directly with a person who has successfully dealt with that issue.”

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Event Details

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

October 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019