October 23 + 24, 2018

The 8th Annual North Dakota Downtown Conference will be held October 23-24 in Downtown Grand Forks. Save the dates will be sent out soon and this year's hosts, Grand Forks Downtown Development Association, are working busily at finalizing all details. 

Goals of the Conference:
Educate Downtown stakeholders on the positive impacts of healthy Downtowns including but not limited to: economic impact, tax efficiencies, community sustainability, affordable housing, mixed used planning, civic participation, community’s sense of place, and historic preservation.

Provide a forum for Downtown Stakeholders to learn about revitalization programs, successful Downtown community programs, and action steps in forming Downtown revitalization groups and efforts.

Who should attend?
Attendees include representatives from every size downtown, economic development organizations, city planning and communication offices, chambers of commerce, architects, engineers, private development companies, downtown business owners, downtown stakeholders, university students interested in urban design and development, etc. This is the premier event for downtown specific development in the region.

Where will this be held?
Across various locations Downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Full agenda with locations will be released soon.

Who is speaking at this event and what are the breakout sessions?
The full agenda and speakers will be announced very soon. Stay tuned to this page for updates. 

Where should you stay?
Room blocks have been reserved with special pricing at:
The Townhouse Hotel, Downtown Grand Forks, 701-746-5411, under "2018 ND Downtown Conference"

Fairfield Inn, East Grand Forks, 218-399-3030, under "2018 ND Downtown Conference"

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? 
Contact the Grand Forks Downtown Development Association with sponsorship inquiries!

More questions?
For more information, call the Grand Forks Downtown Development Association at 701-757-4051.

Sign up on Eventbrite!

Early Bird Registration ends August 31st.
Student Tickets available!


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