The 2006 National Main Streets Conference, June 4-7, New Orleans, LA

The 2006 National Main Streets Conference, June 4-7, New Orleans, LA

National Trust Main Street Center

The National Main Streets Conference is your opportunity for training and networking at the premiere conference on preservation-based commercial district revitalization. Learn about cutting edge issues and "what works" solutions from professionals in the field. Join us as we showcase the dynamic projects, activities, and strategies communities are using to revitalize their commercial districts. Educational sessions and field trips will cover many current revitalization topics in addition to focusing special attention on ways to leverage your local cultural and heritage resources to create an economic development edge and a sense of identity. The Conference Features:
* More than 50 educational sessions to explore and teach proven revitalization practices.
* Resources for services, products, and information at the Main Street Expo, featuring for- and non-profit entities.
* An opportunity to share experiences with peers, discuss strategies one-on-one, and learn from others.
* Access to commercial district revitalization experts through panels, workshops, educational sessions, and more.
* Field sessions and tours that will give you an up-close look at revitalization and preservation projects.
* An opportunity to meet colleagues engaging in innovative projects and attendees go home energized with new ideas.
Topics in revitalization include:
* 25 GREAT Downtown Marketing Ideas
* Hidden Treasures: Capitalizing on Your Everyday Heritage 
* Creating Market Synergy in Mixed-use Downtowns 
* Slaying the White Elephants
* Effective Downtown Marketing: Combining Print and the Web
* Upstairs Downtown 
* Target Markets and Event Calendar Development
New Orleans is Reviving, Rebounding, Rebuilding... and Open for Business!  By the way, the city is ready to host us, the hotel and French Quarter are fully operational, the streetcars are running, the water is fine, the air is good, recovery is underway and there is plenty for you to see and do in the Crescent City. To answer any further questions you have, go to our website to Get Answers to your Questions about New Orleans (pdf). There will also be opportunities to serve the neighborhoods of New Orleans with recovery through volunteer work events. See our registration site for more details. 
This conference attracts a diverse audience including directors of revitalization organizations, planners, architects, historic preservationists, business development specialists, economic development professionals, smart growth professionals, city management staff, CDC staff and more. The National Main Streets Conference is produced by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Louisiana Main Street Program.

Related Link: The 2006 National Main Streets Conference Web site

For more information contact:

Luke VanBelleghem
National Trust Main Street Center
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
DC 20036

Phone: 202 588 6219
Email: [email protected]

Posted April 20, 2006

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