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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

Registration Information - 

Late registrations are welcome but will need to register at the door at the rate of $175 per person.

Conference Materials

Full Conference Program
Conference Schedule at a Glance
Fun Facts
Restaurants and Attractions
Downtown Dubuque
Transportation and Parking

Sponsorship Opportunity

Interested in being a sponsor for the Iowa Downtown Conference? Download the Sponsorship Prospectus to learn more.

Lodging Information

Room blocks are available at two facilities in downtown Dubuque. Request the Iowa Downtown Conference when calling to make lodging arrangements:

The room block at the Hotel Julien is full. 

Holiday Inn
Reservations @ 800.465.4329 / 563.556.2000

If you have questions regarding registration, email or call 515.348.6185. Questions regarding the conference or exhibiting/sponsoring may be sent to, 515.348.6177.

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