2022 Iowa Downtown Conference

August 2-3 | Pella

The 2022 Iowa Downtown Conference, brought to you by the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Downtown Resource Center in partnership with #Visit Pella, Central College, Pella Opera House, Alliant Energy and ISG. The conference will include plenary sessions with motivational keynote speakers and educational breakout sessions focusing on downtown revitalization, field sessions, tours, an exhibit hall and a number of networking activities in cool venues. The keynote speakers and conference agenda has been announced and is available here.

The Iowa Downtown Conference will include 26 educational opportunities for attendees to hear about the latest trends; acquire practical information and ideas; and learn strategies relevant to rural, mid-sized and urban communities and urban districts. Concurrent sessions will be presented by a lineup of engaging speakers who will share practical ideas and solutions to learn how to keep your downtown vibrant in today’s market! Register here.

2022 Iowa Downtown Conference Logo

There are still opportunities for involvement in the 2022 Iowa Downtown Conference to be held August 2-3 in Pella!

2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the Iowa Downtown Conference is a highly visible, cost–effective way to reach a local, state and regional audience of approximately 250 attendees, including downtown development and economic development organization executives, bankers, chambers of commerce and Main Street program directors and volunteers, preservationists, design professionals and city officials.

Download the 2022 Sponsorship Prospectus.

2022 Exhibitor Application

Vendors are invited to exhibit goods and services in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, August 2 from 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet face to face with dedicated and passionate professionals and volunteers who either purchase or influence purchases for their city, neighborhood and/or downtown improvement program. There will be a limited number of spaces available on a first come/first served basis.

Download the 2022 Exhibitor Application.

Lodging Opportunities

Lodging options can be found at #VisitPella. Room blocks have been reserved for conference attendees under the name IOWA DOWNTOWN CONFERENCE at the following locations:

  • Country Inn & Suites – Book at a reduced rate before July 1
    315 Roosevelt Rd, Pella, 641.620.1111
  • GrandStay Hotel & Suites – Book at a reduced rate before July 1
    2508 Bos Laden Dr, Pella, 641.628.4853

For more information, contact:

Carol Lilly