Advancing Places: Innovative Events (recording)

Overview: City builders have been working hard to turn lemons into lemonade for the past six months. As summer winds down, marketing and events professionals are steadfast in brainstorming new ideas to keep their communities healthy and engaged during the coming months. Join this webinar to discover how two practitioners are working to both re-imagine their premier annual events and think outside the box for brand new district-wide activations. Panelists will share their process of mapping out the upcoming events season with a focus on boosting business sales and community development during a time of physical distancing.

September 25, 2020 | 11:15am ET (8:15am PT) 

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Domain: Communication, Marketing and Events

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.


  • Annie Coakley, Executive Director, Downtown Evanston (Evanston, IL)
  • Gabe Holmstrom, Executive Director, Downtown Little Rock Partnership (Little Rock, AR)


  • David Downey, President & CEO,  International Downtown Association (IDA)



Annie Coakley


Gabe Holmstrom

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