DEI Summit (April 2021)

Join CDA and IDA for the first in a series of DEI Summits in 2021. This event will explore how managing downtowns and public spaces has become much more than flower baskets and events. Experts will share best practices on economic development strategies, multi-generational leadership and cross-sector collaboration, and how it plays an important role in the work that we do.

Systemic inequality in our communities today requires place management professionals to create new practice models aimed directly at building diverse and inclusive cities.  It will be a lifelong journey, beginning with clearly understanding the history which defines today’s context.  We must understand our own individual responsibility to make change and the opportunities for each of us to work within the ecosystem of partners organizations, civic leaders, and place champions in our cities.  This session will speak to our past, focus on our individual responsibility, explore the intersection of place, race, and identity and the ecosystem where place managers can be most effective. 

Join three professionals for a combination of presentation and facilitated discussion as we journey through historical context, our own individual opportunities and responsibilities, and the place management eco-system of partners we can work with to build more inclusive city centers, downtowns and livable urban places.

April 29, 2021 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm ET (9:00am – 12:00pm PT)
Pricing:  $60 USD per individual

Attend the Event

In order to register for the virtual event, you need to either have an account in IDA’s database or you must create one. If you previously registered for an event or webinar in the past, you should have an account in the database. For instructions on logging in to your IDA account for the first time, please visit the Guide.

When registering for this virtual event, please complete the sign-up as yourself and not your organization. If additional staff would like to attend the same event, each individual must register as themselves to receive their unique login link. Questions? Email