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Iowa Downtown Conference

The conference includes plenary sessions at the Hotel Julien Dubuque with motivational keynote speakers and educational breakout sessions focusing on downtown revitalization, field sessions, tours, an exhibit hall and a number of networking activities.

Prepare to be inspired! The Downtown Conference is the premier statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in preservation-based downtown revitalization in Iowa and neighboring states.

Attendees will find value and enjoy authentic experiences as they make new connections with professionals and volunteers involved in commercial district revitalization! Learn how you can discover, retain and enhance your community’s sense of place. Get new tools to keep your downtown vibrant and competitive in today's market!

The Iowa Downtown Conference offers:

  • Two days with plenary and concurrent educational sessions offering fresh, topical ideas presented by industry experts and internationally recognized speakers
  • A full BONUS DAY of workshops
  • Educational tours provide attendees an immersive experience to explore the community
  • Exhibit Hall featuring vendors showcasing resources of interest to YOU and a prize drawing
  • Peer luncheon with facilitated discussion on relevant downtown topics
  • Networking events with people who recognize the importance of downtown revitalization

Questions regarding the conference or exhibiting/sponsoring may be sent to, 515.348.6177.


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