IDA webinars provide easy access to thought leaders across multiple disciplines covering topics as diverse as downtowns themselves. From guerilla placemaking to capital improvements, practitioners have the opportunity to hear from and network with their peers at the forefront of urban place management. We offer two webinar series: Trending Topics which covers hot topics in the downtown and association world; and Best Practices which highlights award-winning projects from downtown organizations.

COVID-19: IDA Member Community Discussions: Each Friday hear from leading subject matter experts on various topics about how their organization is responding to the outbreak. IDA Canada will be hosting Wednesday conversation calls with front-line perspectives on what colleagues are facing every day as business and property owners try to cope with unprecedented circumstances and Canadian-focused content. All sessions include a moderated Q&A. Please note, COVID-19: IDA Member Community Discussions live webinars are currently accessible for IDA members only. Selected past recordings are available for members and nonmembers (see the right sidebar for available recordings).

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for selected IDA webinars. When CM credits are available, they are noted in the webinar description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at

IDA webinars are recorded and available for purchase. Please see the right sidebar for a list of available recordings.

IDA staff and fellow peers walk through all the benefits of an IDA membership with the “Member Benefits Explained” webinar. This recorded webinar is perfect for new members or groups that want a refresher on all their benefits. Visit our YouTube channel to view the most recent webinar.

Upcoming Webinars

May 27, 2020

COVID-19: An IDA Canada Community Conversation — Form & Function

This live discussion is for IDA and IDA Canada members and will include a moderated Q&A.

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May 29, 2020

Place-Based Economics: An IDA Community Discussion

This webinar is available for both IDA members and nonmembers.

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June 01, 2020

COVID-19: IDA/ATCM Transatlantic Community Discussion

This live discussion is for IDA member chief executives and will include a moderated Q&A.

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June 03, 2020

How Public and Non-Profit Partners Can Aid Retail Recovery

Join ICSC for this free webinar to discuss setting the stage for recovery. 

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