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Montana Downtown & Main Street Conference
8:00 AM
Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park
October 23 - 25 in Missoula, MT - hosted by the Downtown Missoula Partnership.

Enjoy two full days of inspiration and education for all who focus on community development and engagement. Hosted by the Downtown Missoula Partnership and Destination Missoula, the conference will feature panel topics and tours of planning and implementation, arts and culture, marketing and events, place-making, and tourism to help build and promote your downtown.

The conference is open to Main Street and downtown district promoters, elected officials, city staff and planners, architects, engineers, property owners, business owners, chambers of commerce, and anyone interested in promoting and revitalizing downtowns and Main Streets.

This event was produced with support from Destination Missoula & the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District.

Keynote Speaker Dinner with James B. Lindberg is Senior Policy Director at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Based in Denver, he works with partners across the country, providing policy research and solutions for more inclusive, healthy, and resilient communities.

Panels Include:
Increasing Business Through Tourism: Destination Missoula
The Value of Public Art for Cities and Towns: (tour and presentation) with Geoff Badenoch, past Director Missoula Redevelopment Agency
Historical Building Restoration: An A to Z Primer: with Jim McDonald, architect, A & E Architects
Planning for Prosperity: with Dave Glaser, President, MoFI
Montana Main Street Program: with Tash Wisemiller, Montana Department of Commerce
Master Plans for Small Towns: with Benjamin Levenger, Development Readiness Initiative
Public and Private Partnerships: with Ellen Buchannan, Director, Missoula Redevelopment Agency
Heritage Interpretation for a Vibrant Downtown: with Alan Newell, past owner of Historical Research Associates
Downtown Livability: tour and presentation
Unseen Missoula: tour and presentation
Networking and cocktail gathering: Wednesday at Stockman Bank and Thursday at Residence Inn Marriot
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Age Group: 21+
Venue: Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park
Address: 200 South Pattee Street Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-8550

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