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2023 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit

About the 2023 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit

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 mpls downtown council & Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District for the Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit on May 10-11, 2023 focusing 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. Collaborate and gain ideas from professionals in both sectors and learn how they are coming together to successfully implement placemaking in their communities while managing the public space. Whether you consider yourself a left brain or right brain thinker, if you identify more with marketing or security, there will be a customized learning opportunity at this summit. 

Minneapolis is the economic engine of the Upper Midwest, and all roads lead to downtown. The city’s core is home to internationally celebrated James Beard-winning restaurants, world-renowned theatres, four professional sports teams, incredible parks and green space, major public art displays at the Mpls Sculpture Garden and along Nicollet, and breathtaking views of both the skyline and St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River from the Stone Arch Bridge. There truly is something for everyone in downtown Minneapolis. 

Conference Details

The 2023 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel at 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 and at various locations throughout downtown Minneapolis. 

Explore things to do in downtown Minneapolis here or check out a list of restaurants and retail stores open for business here. View a Google map of the downtown walking paths here and learn about the Skyway System. Visit these webpages (On Nicollet or Nicollet: Minneapolis’s Main Street) to learn about Nicollet – the heart of downtown, or view an accessibility guide here. 

Get social! What questions will you come ready to ask? Share them on Twitter #IDAOps23 and #IDAPlace23 

Registration is now open for the 2023 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit. In order to register for the event, you need to either have an account in IDA’s database or you must create one. If you previously registered for an event in the past, you should have an account in the database. All below prices are USD.  

  • Early Bird Rate until Wednesday, April 5, 2023: $200 Member | $250 Nonmember 
  • Standard Rate until Tuesday, May 2, 2023: $225 Member | $275 Nonmember 
  • On-site Registration Rate available May 10-11, 2023: $250 Member | $300 Nonmember 

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Cancellation Policy: Written notice of cancellation is required. If a cancellation is received via email by April 19, 2023, there will be no penalty. Cancellations received via email after April 19, 2023 will receive a refund less a $100 processing fee. If a tour cancellation is received via email by April 19, 2023, there will be no penalty. Tour cancellations received via email after April 19, 2023 will not receive a refund. Refunds will be processed approximately 30 days after the event. Please send the cancellation notification to the International Downtown Association by emailing registration@downtown.org. 

Substitutions: Substitutions of complete registrations (including tours and/or workshops) are gladly accepted prior to the event start date. Please submit a written request to registration@downtown.org before Monday, May 8, 2023 at 3 pm ET to complete your substitution. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant and must be transferred to an individual in your organization. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.   

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 registration. If you are registering for someone else or a group, please find out their selection(s) 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.

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.   

Outstanding Balance: Please note, if you have an outstanding balance for this event and/or tour(s), you will not receive your badge on-site or be allowed to attend tours until payment is received. Please contact registration@downtown.org prior to your arrival on-site to pay your outstanding balance. 

By registering you are agreeing to IDA’s Event Agreement and Code of Conduct and IDA Attendee Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release Form.

The Minneapolis Marriott City Center, located at 30 South 7th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, is offering a rate of $219 USD per night plus tax for a standard room for PMOS23 attendees. Please book your room by Wednesday, April 26, 2023 online. Valet parking is available for $49 + tax and on-site parking is available for $26 + tax for hotel guests. Click here for more information.  

About Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel
Minneapolis Marriott City Center is at a prime location in the heart of downtown. Top attractions like Target Center, Target Field and US Bank Stadium are close by and easily accessible
year-round with climate-controlled skyways with access directly from the hotel. Also, enjoy an evening in the signature bar and restaurant, Aurora.
  

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.

Travel
Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is approximately 20 minutes (13 miles) from the Minneapolis Marriott City Center hotel. Taxi/Uber/Lyft is approximately $30-$40 USD one-way. The Metro Transit Light Rail Train (Blue Line) is also available from the MSP Airport to Nicollet Mall, which is approximately 25-30 minutes. From Nicollet Mall, the Minneapolis Marriott City Center hotel is a 4-minute walk. The metro runs every 12-15 minutes, starting at roughly 4:00am until 11:30pm. Click here for more information.  

 

IDA is committed to making our educational sessions accessible to everyone, regardless of ability, and to reasonably accommodating the assistive needs of our members, attendees and partners. We are actively working to increase the accessibility of our offerings. In so doing, we strive to comply with the available standards and guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws to the greatest extent possible. If you are having trouble accessing an IDA offering, or have a question regarding session accessibility features, please contact IDA at registration@downtown.org for assistance. 

By attending the 2023 Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit, certified Leaders in Place Management will earn 6 credit hours toward the renewal of their LPM certification. Please visit downtown.org/certification to learn more about becoming certified or recording continuing education units. 

IDA is an AICP credit provider. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for sessions. When CM credits are available, they are noted in the program. IDA’s 2023 sessions provide an easy way for AICP certified planners to earn their CM credits. 

Preview the schedule-at-a-glance below (program is subject to change). To see the full description, click on the down arrow next to the title. The program will be updated in the coming weeks. Please note, all times listed are Central Time and all prices are in USD. 

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 conferences is organized around this framework. The Placemaking, Operations & Security Summit content is organized around the Public Space Management and Operations domain. For more information about each domain, visit the Career Center. 

 

Conference Program

  • Wednesday 10 May 2023
  • Thursday 11 May 2023
  • Friday 12 May 2023

Wednesday 10 May 2023

program-list
Location:
  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minnesota Meeting Room Foyer (Sixth floor)
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Price:
  • $25
Meeting Location:
  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel Lobby, 30 South 7th Street
  • Please meet no later than 12:40 p.m. in the hotel lobby
Description:
  • How do great places help make a city more livable? Visit several key downtown Minneapolis locations on a guided tour to explore how the Mpls Downtown Improvement District and its partners connect the dots between people, places and things to cultivate a more vibrant downtown. Enjoy a guided tour through the Nicollet Office, the Alley Project, Peavey Plaza, The Commons, Loring Greenway and more! *This tour includes walking; please plan accordingly.
program-list
Price:
  • $25
Meeting Location:
  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel Lobby, 30 South 7th Street
  • Please meet no later than 12:40 p.m. in the hotel lobby
Description:
  • How can UPMOs rise to meet the new challenges of the day and keep their districts running smoothly and effectively? Join us for a walking tour of the Mpls Downtown Improvement District from an operations perspective and learn how the local team approaches the delivery of core services and innovates to meet emerging needs.The guided tour stops to include the DID Operations Center, Safety Communication Center, Community Storage Space, Streetscape management and Peavey Plaza. *This tour includes walking; please plan accordingly.

Thursday 11 May 2023

program-list
Location:
  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minnesota Meeting Room Foyer (Sixth floor)

Friday 12 May 2023

program-list
Price:
  • $50
Meeting Location:
  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center, 30 South 7th Street, Hotel Lobby
  • Please meet no later than 8:40 p.m. in the hotel lobby
Description:
  • After three years of research and work – and then a pandemic that nearly derailed it all – Saint Paul’s first ever improvement district launched on January 1, 2021 in downtown. What is it like to establish a DID when you have no “before times” to refer to? A fresh slate. When you’re starting at square one there’s nowhere to go but up The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance has strategically used the introduction of the SPDID and other recovery-focused initiatives to launch the new StPL brand for downtown that better reflects the city’s younger, more diverse population and a creates a holistic sense of place that had been missing. This tour will lead attendees through downtown to visit key sites where approaching operations, safety and placemaking through the StPL lens have been most impactful. *This tour includes transportation and walking; please plan accordingly.
  • Note: Please book your departure flight after 3:30 p.m. CT to allow travel time to the airport upon conclusion of the tour.

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