October 23 + 24, 2018- ND Downtown Conference
The 8th Annual North Dakota Downtown Conference will be held October 23-24 in Downtown Grand Forks. Save the dates will be sent out soon and this year’s hosts, Grand Forks Downtown Development Association, are working busily at finalizing all details.
About this Event
Organizers are working to finalize details of the conference. For your planning needs, please note the agenda layout below.
Goals of the Conference:
Educate Downtown stakeholders on the positive impacts of healthy Downtowns including but not limited to: economic impact, tax efficiencies, community sustainability, affordable housing, mixed used planning, civic participation, community’s sense of place, and historic preservation.
Provide a forum for Downtown Stakeholders to learn about revitalization programs, successful Downtown community programs, and action steps in forming Downtown revitalization groups and efforts.
Who should attend?
Attendees include representatives from every size downtown, economic development organizations, city planning and communication offices, chambers of commerce, architects, engineers, private development companies, downtown business owners, downtown stakeholders, etc. This is the premier event for downtown specific development in the region.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
10:30 AM -12:30 PM : Registration (lunch on your own – Downtown Restaurant Guide Available)
12:30-1:15 PM: Welcome Reception
1:15-1:30 PM: Conference Introduction
1:30-2:30 PM: Opening Keynote
2:30-2:45 PM: Break – find your way to Breakout #1
2:45-3:45 PM: Breakout Session #1
3:45-4:00 PM: Break- find your way to the Afternoon Keynote
4:00-5:30 PM: Afternoon Keynote
5:30-5:45 PM: Break – find your way to Social
5:45-7:00 PM: Social Hour
Dinner on your own – Downtown Restaurant Guide Available
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:30-9:15 AM: Breakfast/Registration
9:15-9:35 AM: Morning Update
9:35-9:50 AM: Break – find your way to Breakout #2
9:50-10:50 AM: Breakout Session #2
10:50-11:05 AM: Break – find your way to Breakout #3
11:05 AM -12:25 PM: Breakout Session #3
12:25-1:45 PM: Lunch (included in registration fee) Food Trucks in Town Square
1:45-2:45 PM: Breakout Session #4
2:45-3:00 PM: Break – find your way to Closing Keynote
3:00-4:30 PM: Closing Keynote
5:15-5:30 PM: Conference Recap/Discussion
Please note: Hotel Room Blocks have been made at the Guest House, Downtown Grand Forks and at the Fairfield Inn, East Grand Forks.