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Advancing Places: The Future of Events

Producing events during a time of public health uncertainty can be challenging. This session explores how three organizations are revamping their events, enhancing their social media strategy and creating inviting spaces while limiting attendance. Speakers will discuss the future of events and the inconsistencies each of them are facing regarding the decisions to hold events. Join this webinar to learn from other experiences and engage in conversation with colleagues on this complex topic.

The session is free as part of IDA membership and $40 USD for non-members.

This session will include a moderated Q&A, but if you miss the live session, past recordings will be available.


Joe Batcheller, President, Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc.

Sara Berns, Executive Director, Discover Pacific Beach (San Diego, CA)

Cheryll Diego, Public Realm Experience Manager, Downtown Yonge BIA (Toronto, ON)

R.J. Price, Chief Marketing Officer, Downtown Phoenix Inc.

The virtual event will be held this Friday, August 14, 2020 from 11:15am – 12:30pm ET (8:15-9:30am PT).

For more information and to register.


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Aug 14 2020


11:15 am - 12:30 pm


Free for IDA members; $40 for non-members.