Events

banner

2020 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit

March 19, 2020 Update

IDA and our hosts at Downtown Dallas, Inc. have reached a very difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit originally scheduled for April 22-23, 2020. IDA has been pursuing all measures to keep members and conference attendees safe and informed. Significant information continues to emerge, suggesting our event does not warrant our community of place management professionals to make this trip in April.

While we are all disappointed by the postponement of the Summit due to the community health implications, IDA is committed to delivering the value you have come to rely on from this event. IDA is currently exploring options to reschedule the event for this year. Please look for more detailed information soon on exact dates and program information.

 

About the 2020 Placemaking, Operations & Security

You may not realize it, but both clean and safe teams and programming professionals go hand-in-hand in creating a place for everyone. Join IDA and Downtown Dallas, Inc. for the Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit April 22-23, 2020 which focuses on the many ways practitioners successfully maintain and manage places.

Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration and potential with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness and well-being. It can be accomplished through clean and safe efforts, events, activations, public art programs, intentional design and more. We invite you to collaborate and gain ideas from professionals in both sectors and see how they are coming together to successfully implement placemaking in their communities. Whether you consider yourself a left brain or right brain thinker, if you identify more with marketing than security, there will be a customized learning opportunity at our summit.

As North Texas’ only authentic, walkable urban center, Downtown Dallas and its surrounding neighborhoods have something for everyone.  It provides unique experiences through the diverse culture, plentiful parks, open space, and robust arts community. From chef-driven restaurants to shopping, events, and festivals, downtown is the heart of it all in Dallas.

Master Talks

master-talks

Jason Roberts

Conference Details

March 19, 2020 Update: IDA has reached a very difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit originally scheduled for April 22-23, 2020. While we are all disappointed by the postponement of the Summit due to the community health implications, IDA is committed to delivering the value you have come to rely on from this event. IDA is currently exploring options to reschedule the event for this year. Please look for more detailed information soon on exact dates and program information. For more information about COVID-19, we encourage you to visit IDA’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources page.

Get social! What questions will you come ready to ask? Share them on Twitter #IDAOps20 and #IDAPlace20

Registration is currently closed for the 2020 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit. There will be no on-site registration for the event in Dallas this April. While we are all disappointed by the suspension of the Summit next month due to the community health implications, IDA is committed to delivering the value you have come to rely on from this event. Please look for more detailed information soon on exact dates and program information.

Cancellation Policy: Written notice of cancellation is required. Cancellations received via email by April 1, 2020 will receive a refund less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations received via email after April 1, 2020 will not be refunded. Refunds will be processed approximately 30 days after the event. Please email the cancellation notification to the International Downtown Association by emailing at registration@downtown.org.

Adding a Pre-Conference Tour: Please note, the pre-conference tours sell out quickly. Therefore, it is advisable to add these items at the time of your registration. If you are registering for someone else or a group, please find out their selection prior to registering them. Although each person within the group can purchase a tour after they have been registered, they run the risk of the tour no longer being available. If a tour is sold out, you can be waitlisted by contacting the registration department at registration@downtown.org.

Payment Methods: For your convenience, payments may be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Should you need to pay by check, you will not be able to complete registration online. Please email registration@downtown.org for assistance.

If you booked a room at the Magnolia Dallas Downtown, you will be receiving email notification of your room reservation being canceled. If you do not get that email, please reach out to the hotel directly.  The Magnolia Dallas Downtown can be reached at (214) 915-6500.

About Magnolia Dallas Downtown
Pegasus, the Flying Red Horse, shines as a vibrant icon from atop Magnolia Dallas Downtown, formerly the Magnolia Petroleum Company Building, one of the city’s most revered structures. Built in 1922, this 400-foot high, 29-story structure was the first high-rise in the United States to have air conditioning and the city’s first skyscraper. At the heart of the destination, American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks; the Dallas Convention Center; AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, Fair Park and the flagship Neiman Marcus are all nearby for your enjoyment.

Don’t be Scammed by Third Party Housing Companies
The official hotel and overflow properties (if applicable) are listed above. Please beware of other companies soliciting hotel room “deals” over the dates of the event. Third party housing companies typically offer a higher rate than the official block rate. These company’s cancellation polices are often harsh and unforgiving. IDA is not working with any third parties to offer attendees accommodations! If you receive a solicitation and are unsure whether or not it is legitimate, please contact Lul Teklit at lul@downtown.org.

The program will be updated in the coming weeks. Preview the current schedule-at-a-glance below (program is subject to change). To see the full description, click on the down arrow next to the title.

For decades, urban place management professionals have acted as leaders of their communities by undertaking the strategic and visionary work of city building. IDA has developed seven official knowledge domains, recognizing the distinct areas of professional practice used to shape vibrant urban districts which anchor the well-being of towns, cities, and regions around the world. Content for IDA’s forums, summits and conference is organized around this framework. For more information about each domain, visit the Career Center.

Get social! What questions will you come ready to ask? Share them on Twitter #IDAOps20 and #IDAPlace20

Conference Program

 
 
  • Wednesday 22 Apr 2020
  • Thursday 23 Apr 2020
  • Friday 24 Apr 2020

Wednesday 22 Apr 2020

program-list
Location:
  • Hotel Lobby, Magnolia Dallas Downtown, 1401 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201
program-list
Price:
  • $25
Meeting Location:
  • Magnolia Dallas Downtown, 1401 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Notes:
  • Please meet no later than 9:30 a.m. in the lobby
Sub Topic:
  • Operations
Description:
  • Tour downtown Dallas with Safety Patrol and Clean Team members, talk about the scope of work, equipment, visitor engagement and more. This tour will begin at the AT&T Discovery District, and after a short presentation, the group will shadow Safety Patrol and Clean Team members in Main Street and West End Districts including Farmers Market Districts. Learn how Downtown Dallas, Inc. Clean & Safe team gets the job done by observing DDI’s 60 employee clean & safe team in action. Note: this tour includes walking; please plan accordingly.
program-list
Price:
  • $25
Meeting Location:
  • Magnolia Dallas Downtown, 1401 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Notes:
  • Please meet no later than 12:30 p.m. in the lobby
Domain:
  • Planning, Design and Infustructure
Description:
  • Beginning in 2004, Dallas created a bold Downtown Parks Master Plan that called for the creation of multiple new signature parks to enhance the quality of life. Since that time, downtown has seen the addition of over 20 new acres of park space added with more on the way. Funded jointly by Parks for Downtown Dallas and the City of Dallas, four new signature parks: Pacific Plaza (now open), West End Square, Harwood Park, and Carpenter Park will all be open by the end of 2024. This walking tour will give attendees the opportunity to tour the many parks within downtown, and hear from park designers, operators and programmers. Learn how these parks were designed, funded and maintained and lessons learned along the way. Note: this tour includes walking; please plan accordingly.
program-list
Location:
  • Waterproof, 19th Floor of The Stratler, 1914 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Description:
  • Join fellow attendees at the IDA Placemaking, Operations and Security Summit for lite refreshments at Waterproof, perched on the 19th floor of the historic Statler, Waterproof boasts stunning and panoramic views of surrounding downtown Dallas.

Thursday 23 Apr 2020

program-list
Meeting Location:
  • Hotel Lobby, Magnolia Dallas Downtown, 1401 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
  • Please meet no later than 5:45 am in the hotel lobby.
Notes:
  • No cost and no prior sign-up required
Description:
  • Join us for this free 3-mile group run with Downtown Dallas Inc., which will jog us past many of Downtown’s most beautiful streets and sceneries.
  • Please come prepared. Suggested items to bring are water bottles, workout clothing, and appropriate workout shoes.
program-list
Location:
  • Hotel Lobby, Magnolia Dallas Downtown, 1401 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
  • Please meet no later than 5:45 am in the hotel lobby.
Description:
  • Love hard physical training? Turn your body into a fat burning furnace with cardiovascular conditioning, resistance training and plyometric drills. Improve your speed, agility, balance, core strength and flexibility while your body is power training and burning fat. This training camp will be taking place at the Cowboys Fit Downtown. *Please come prepared.
  • Suggested items to bring are water bottles, workout clothing, and appropriate workout shoes.  
program-list
Location:
  • Pegasus Room Foyer, 2nd Floor, Dallas Power and Light Building, 222 Browder Street, Dallas, TX 75201
program-list
Location:
  • Pegasus Room Foyer, 2nd Floor, Dallas Power and Light Building, 222 Browder Street, Dallas, TX 75201
program-list
Location :
  • Pegasus Room, 2nd Floor, Dallas Power and Light Building, 222 Browder Street, Dallas, TX 75201
  • Sponsored by Downtown Dallas, Inc.
Master Talks:
  • Jason Roberts, Founding Director, Better Block Foundation
  • David Wiley, Founder, PULSE
program-list
Location:
  • One AT&T Plaza 208 South Akard Street
  • Please meet in the lobby of One AT&T Plaza no later than 9:30 am. You will be escorted to the meeting room by AT&T Security Representative.
Description:
  • AT&T Asset Protection is hosting the session at the AT&T World Headquarters. Panelists will discuss Public and Private Sector partnerships to address downtown crime and safety issues; intelligence sharing, and critical incident response for commercial office tenants. After the presentation attendees will tour the AT&T Global Security Operations Center.
Moderator:
  • Martin Cramer CPP, Vice President DDI
Speaker:
  • Major James Lewis, DPD Office of Chief of Police (Dallas, TX)
  • Ken Sena, Vice President, Global Security Goldman Sachs (Dallas, TX)
  • Tiffany Parker, Emergency Manager, Baylor Scott White Hospital Public Safety (Dallas, TX)
  • Matthew Williamson, Associate Director, AT&T Asset Protection (Dallas, TX)
program-list
Location:
  • TBA
Sub Topic:
  • Placemaking
Description:
  • Jane Jacobs said, “you can’t rely on bringing people downtown, you have to put them there.” In this session, we will hear from multiple practitioners for roughly 5-7 minutes each on a topic related to placemaking and how their specific roles contribute to putting people in urban areas. After the mini-presentations have concluded, a facilitator will lead the presenters through a Q & A format, including the audience, to demonstrate how various different roles come together to create places that transform our unique communities. These talks will provide insight into best practices related to different areas of placemaking.
Mini Talks:
  • Dustin Bullard, Sr. VP Planning and Public Space, Downtown Dallas Inc. (Urban Planning / Economic Development and Mobility)
  • Chad Emerson, President and CEO, Downtown Huntsville (Brand Management and Storytelling)
  • Samantha Jackson, Sr. Director of Strategy and Community Affairs, Downtown Phoenix, Inc. (Clean and Safe)
  • Rachel Radawec, Placemaking and Community Engagement Manager, Tampa Downtown Partnership (Activation and the Art of Play)
program-list
Location:
  • TBA
Sub Topic:
  • Placemaking
Description:
  • Description Placemaking is for everybody and should not be approached from a top-down perspective by a small internal group; rather include community input, public engagement, feedback loops and the opinions, attitudes and desires of the diverse community at large – both within a district’s geographic area, and possibly event destination feeder market targets. In this lecture, attendees will learn proven processes and approaches for diversity, equity and inclusion in placemaking from experts who have the real-world experience in involving, supporting and continually enriching the neighborhoods and places they serve.
program-list
Location:
  • Pacific Plaza, 401 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Description:
  • Pacific Plaza is Downtown’s newest park, one of four new priority parks underway in partnership with Parks for Downtown Dallas Foundation. Enjoy lunch in the park from Ruthie’s Rolling Café Fueled by Café Momentum and Easy Sliders, two of Dallas’ most popular rolling culinary delights. Chad Houser, Founder of Café Momentum, will join us to talk to attendees about Café Momentum, a nonprofit restaurant which provides a 12-month paid post-release internship restaurant program for young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities.
program-list
Location:
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Room TBA, 411 Elm Street
  • Please meet in the lobby of the Museum. You will be escorted to the meeting room by Museum Security.
Description:
  • Hear subject matter experts review Downtown Homeless Outreach initiatives. DDI Outreach Team caseworkers take an aggressive therapeutic approach focused on unsheltered, chronic and service-resistant homeless who reside in downtown Dallas. Shelters and day resource Directors review initiatives designed to identify issues effecting the homeless and citizens residing or working downtown.
Moderator:
  • Carl Falconer, CEO, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (Dallas, TX)
Speaker:
  • Nadia Chandler-Hardy, Assistant City Manager and Chief Resilience Officer (Dallas, TX)
  • Wayne Walker, Executive Director, Our Calling (Dallas, TX)
  • Rebecca Cox, Chief Services Officer, The Bridge (Dallas, TX)
  • Brenda Snitzer, Executive Director, Stewpot (Dallas, TX)
program-list
Location:
  • TBA
Sub Topic:
  • Placemaking
Description:
  • The third place is the social space separate from the two usual social environments of home (“first place”) and the workplace (“second place”). Examples of third places are environments such as cafes/coffee shops, churches, clubs, public libraries, or parks. In this guided field-trip session, attendees will visit several community spaces that provide the elusive “third place” for community building. Attendees will tour and interact at various locations throughout the Downtown Dallas district providing venue and opportunity for the community. Note: This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people. Please sign up at the registration desk onsite.
program-list
Location:
  • TBA
Sub Topic:
  • Placemaking
Description:
  • Join this panel discussion of three places, from nodes to communities, that have utilized flexibility in existing space and the built environment to facilitate activation opportunities and influence the perception of their place. Discussion will focus on how place management organizations can utilize clean and safe programs along with events and effective communication and outreach efforts to result in placemaking that is inclusive of all users. Also, an examination of the effectiveness of the wrap around approach to placemaking in long-term positive uses of the places.
program-list
Location:
  • Bank of America Plaza - 901 Main Street Suite 4200
Description:
  • Hear about the City of Dallas Right Care Team and Dallas County jail deflection program. Caseworkers screen homeless eligible for drop off at "one-stop shop” to assess needs and programs versus jail time. Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team (RIGHT) provides comprehensive emergency response to calls involving behavioral health emergencies. The RIGHT Care Program includes specially trained and equipped police officers, paramedics, and mental health professionals responding as a team to effectively manage patients experiencing behavioral emergencies.
Moderator:
  • Ron Stretcher, Sr. Dir. Meadows Mental Health Inst. (Dallas, TX)
Speakers:
  • Blake Fetterman, Executive Director Salvation Army
  • Kevin Oden, Project Manager City of Dallas Right Team (Dallas, TX)
program-list
Location:
  • TBA
Sub Topic:
  • Place Marketing
Description:
  • In the 21st century, advancements in lighting technology enable us to augment existing spaces with illumination; creating interactive spaces, affordable, easy‐to‐lift installations, rehabilitate formerly blighted or susceptible areas and go overboard with creative placemaking. In this session attendees will learn about various ways to use affordable lighting technology to activate, create, program or engage the public, as well as ways to enhance or deter activity in susceptible locations with lighting.
Moderator:
  • Josh Yeager, Co-Founder, Bright Brothers Strategy Group (Philadelphia, PA)
Panelists:
  • Speakers: Rachel McCall, Downtown Norfolk Council, Special Projects Manager (Norfolk, VA)
program-list
Location:
  • Nasher Sculpture Garden, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Description:
  • Join us for the closing reception at the Nasher Sculpture Center designed by Pritzker Prize winner, Renzo Piano. Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces. In addition to the indoor galleries, the one-and-a-half-acre sculpture garden features approximately 25 large-scale sculptures. The garden provides an oasis of art and nature in the midst of the vibrant urban core.

Friday 24 Apr 2020

program-list
Price:
  • $50
Domain:
  • Public Space Management and Operations
Meeting Location:
  • Magnolia Dallas Downtown, 1401 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Description:
  • Jump on the TRE train for a visit to Downtown Fort Worth! Join Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI) for a walking tour highlighting the management, maintenance, programming, and funding of some signature Downtown parks and public spaces. Visit the Fort Worth Water Gardens, an architectural and engineering marvel designed by Philip Johnson, General Worth Square, home to Fort Worth’s JFK Tribute, and Sundance Square Plaza, a privately owned and programmed public plaza surrounded by 35 blocks of Sundance Square restaurants, retail, and office space. DFWI will share a look to the future with a vision to fundraise the renovation and re-opening of Heritage Park Plaza, closed since 2007. Followed by Trinity River Vision Authority on their holistic approach to flood protection, with plans for a pedestrian oriented, urban waterfront district adjacent to Downtown. *This tour includes transportation and walking, along with lunch; please plan accordingly. Note the tour will arrive back to the hotel approximately between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.*

Sponsors

Urban Champions

District Advocate

Interested in Sponsoring?

Gain access to an audience of urban leaders from around the country who want to learn about your product or service.

Learn More

Interesting in Hosting?

If you are interested in hosting a future event, contact Carolyn Dellutri, IDA Director of Professional Development.

Learn More

Questions?

For assistance or further information, please contact the IDA registration team.

Learn More