The 2014 National Main Streets Conference in Detroit, Michigan!
Join your Main Street colleagues in Detroit, May 18-20, 2014, to see resiliency at work. The 2014 National Main Streets Conference will offer important lessons on creativity, innovation and hard work, all of which exemplify the Main Street movement across the country and can be seen first-hand in Detroit: a city that is actively building on its cultural and heritage assets to overcome economic challenges.
The National Main Streets Conference is the largest nationwide gathering of preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. As Main Street managers, board members, committee members and volunteers, the 2014 National Main Streets conference is your opportunity to further your community development education while enjoying all that the Motor City has to offer!
Downtown Detroit packs the best of history, entertainment, dining, and culture all into one district. From trendy one-of-a-kind shops, culinary gems and entertainment venues for the theater, sports, or music lover, there is something for everyone to enjoy right downtown. Between sessions try a historic architecture tour or check out the Motown or Henry Ford Museum. Even better, visit one of many urban agricultural gardens or explore what the beautiful state of Michigan has to offer outside of the city.
The 2014 National Main Streets conference is expected to bring over 1,500 downtown development professionals and volunteers from around the country and will feature educational sessions that cover all four areas of the Main Street 4-Point Approach©. Education opportunities will include tracks specifically for Executive Directors and board members. There will even be Main Street 101 sessions that are free and open to the public, providing an overview of the Main Street approach. Whether you’re a seasoned Main Street professional or just testing the waters, the 2014 National Main Streets Conference has something for everyone.
There is no doubt that Detroit has had a big presence in the media over the last few years—good, bad, and ugly. But there is really only one way to truly know the city of Detroit and that’s to experience it yourself at the 2014 National Main Streets Conference. See you in May!
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center | Detroit, MI 48243
Early: $355 Member/$375 Non-Member | Late: $460 Member/$580 Non-Member | One Day: $200 Member/$250 Non-Member | Registration will open in January 2014.