National Main Streets Conference

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Mark your calendars for the 2016 National Main Streets Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 22-25! The conference will bring together doers, makers and innovators to address challenges facing 21st century downtowns and commercial districts, while building on collective insights into opportunities on the horizon. Together we will focus on creating places that are economically competitive and socially connected, as well as developing leaders that can direct these efforts and pave the way for communities of the future. Join us in May to learn about topics ranging from creating measurable economic impact, to placemaking, the arts, and everything in between. 


About the National Main Streets Conference

The National Main Streets Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, providing attendees with an opportunity to convene and learn about the innovative methods and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation. Whether you hail from an urban business district, small rural downtown, or some place in between, you will find real solutions to common problems and techniques to help position your Main Street Program and your community to thrive.

Who Attends the National Main Streets Conference?

The National Main Streets Conference attracts professionals in preservation-based, economic development and community revitalization, including both experienced and new downtown and neighborhood Main Street directors, volunteers, architects, planners, economic development professionals, public officials, volunteers, and consultants.

What does the conference offer you?

People from urban neighborhood business districts, small and rural towns, suburban communities, large and midsized cities, will all benefit from ideas, solutions, issue discussion, and networking opportunities that only we offer.

  • Three full days of learning and networking opportunities;
  • Daylong Main Street Four-Point Approach® training;
  • Mobile workshops where attendees learn from revitalization successes and challenges in our host city and surrounding Main Street communities;
  • Expo Hall filled with product and service providers specializing in commercial district revitalization; and
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues who are experiencing similar successes and challenges in their communities.

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