2011 Conference Registration Information 

Online Conference Registration for the 2011 National Main Streets Conference is now closed. Please visit the registration desk on site in Des Moines.

The 2011 National Main Streets Conference will take place at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines located at: 501 Grand Avenue. Registration will be in the Main Lobby

Registration Desk Hours

Saturday, May 21: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 22: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 23: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25: 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.


On site

Monday Only

Tuesday Only

Wednesday Only

Network Member










Student (student ID required)*



The conference registration fee includes admission to all of the conference's non-ticketed events: all plenary and educational sessions; the Main Street Expo and all expo events; and the Opening Reception. It also includes conference materials and access to continued online learning after the conference.

Check out the conference schedule at a glance to see setails on each day's activities

Registration Categories

  • Network member: To qualify for the network member rate, you must provide your membership number when registering. If you are not a member, you can join now and get the discounted registration rate.
  • *Student rate: Registrant must be a full-time student; fax a copy of current student ID with your email address to 202-588-6050 and registration instructions will be emailed to you;register by May 4, 2011.
  • On-site: Registrations received after May 4, 2011 will be charged the on-site rate.
  • One-day: Available to people attending one day of the conference only. Registration must be completed on or before May 4, 2011 or on site May 22-25, 2011.
Event Tickets

Check at the registration desk in Des Moines for ticket availability. 

Cancellation and Refunds

All cancellations or refund requests must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations received by April 1, 2011, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after April 1 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations received after May 4, 2011, will not receive a refund. Tickets may be canceled or exchanged until May 4, 2011. No refunds or exchanges for tickets will be made after May 4, 2011. A $25 administrative fee will be applied to a cancellation refund. Cancellations and refund requests can be faxed to 202-588-6050, e-mailed to msconference@nthp.org, or mailed to National Main Streets Conference, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20036.

Who Attended?

Click Here for a list of registrants by state.

All Roads Lead to Des Moines

Check out these two maps that show how easy it is to get to Des Moines by road or air. Are there a lot of main streeters in your area? How about getting together to pool your resources to travel together by car or bus?

Driving to Des Moines

Flights to Des Moines