Past ND Downtown Conferences

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5th Annual ND Downtown Conference October 20-21, 2015 :

Agenda: 5th ND Downtown Conference Agenda

Year 5 Conference Theme: Capturing Talent by Creating Vibrant Downtowns

Thriving Downtowns and Main Streets are the key to attracting workforce, visitors, and permanent residents to your community.  We’ll explore how Urban Amenities & Lifestyle can boost re-migration, entrepreneurism, workforce, and draw the “Creative Class” to choose your city as their home.

4th Annual ND Downtown Conference 2014

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Conference Agenda 2014

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3rd Annual ND Downtown Conference 2013

Conference Agenda 2013


Downtown Conference Welcome Presentation 2013

Retail Panel- Kinzey

Downtown Organizations/Structure- Keynote Lisa

Alleyscapes Intro 2013

2nd Annual North Dakota Downtown Conference 2012

Updated Agenda 2012 – Detailed

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The Bismarck Downtowners are hosting the 2nd Annual statewide conference focused on North Dakota Downtown topics including redevelopment programs, tax efficiencies, trends, planning, and cohesive design.

The 2012 conference was held Oct 16-17 in Bismarck ND

Mission: To create a network of and provide a forum for Downtown stakeholders in North Dakota and surrounding regions for the purpose of Downtown Revitalization for Community Sustainability.


Economic and Civic Impact of Public Spaces- Main Street Square Year 1

Dan Senftner  – Chairman & CEO of Destination Rapid City:

Our Mission is to Foster downtown Rapid City through economic development, creating a vibrant business district rich in appeal for the Rapid City Community and its visitors.

Destination Rapid City- Main Street Square Year 1


Downtown Management and Leadership (Session 1) & Downtown Master Planning (Session 2)

Linda McCarthy — Executive Director of Missoula Downtown Association:

The Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) is a not-for-profit membership based organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing the vitality of downtown Missoula. Created in 1975, the MDA has grown to over 400 business and individual members.

Missoula, Montana


Downtown Master Planning

MasterPlanAccomplisments Sm


Parking in Conjunction with Transit for Dense Mixed Use Areas

Anthony Knauer —  City of Rochester MN

Parking & Transit, Rochester MN


Creating Downtown Housing

Brad Schafer— Co-Founder and Principal of Schafer Richardson Development

Schafer Richardson provides quality investment, leasing, management, development, and construction services to the commercial and residential real estate industries.

North Dakota Downtown Housing Presentation