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DCI Annual Conference
Downtown Colorado, Inc. 
invites you to join us for our 

2014 Annual Conference, Vibrant Colorado Downtowns

featuring keynote speakers 

John Norquist, Congress of New Urbanism
John Norquist, president and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism and a former big-city mayor, is a national leader in discussions of urban design, transportation and the relationship between the art of building and the making of community. The nonprofit the Congress for the New Urbanism promotes walkable, neighborhood-based development and pledges to stop sprawl and the erosion of community while halting environmental deterioration. Thu, Sept 11, 7pm AND Fri, Sept 12, 8am

Jeff Speck, Author of Walkable City:
How Downtown Can Save America,
One Step at a Time

Jeff Speck is a city planner and architectural designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he oversaw the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design, a federal program that helps state governors fight suburban sprawl. He is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream as well as The Smart Growth Manual. He serves as a Contributing Editor to Metropolis Magazine and is on the Sustainability Task Force of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His new book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, is now available in print, digital, and audio format. Thu, Sept 11, 8:50am

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Wednesday Only



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Emerging Leaders & Students

(must provide proof of enrollment)



Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence Dinner & Gala



Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Wednesday, September 10:
Featuring plenary speakers Darin Atteberry, Brad Segal, Jon Schallert, and 
representatives from Colorado's Main Street and Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado Main Street and Creative Industries 
Transportation & Transit
Financing & Economic Development 
Sessions include:
"The Where, When, How and Why of Business Improvement Districts"
"Retaining Business & Sparking Creativity in Your Downtown"
"Purporting Progress on the Parking Problem"
Plus a special evening networking reception and Colorado Main Street Achievement Awards at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery! 
Additional ticketed events: 
Mobile Tours & Dine-Arounds - See registration for details

Thursday, September 11:
Featuring plenary speakers 
Elizabeth Garner, Tom Milligan, Jeff Speck, 
Beth Parish, Chris Onan, and Justin Croft

Creating a Multi-generational Downtown 
Planning & Placemaking 
Marketing & Branding

Sessions include:
"Sustainable Placemaking: The Integration of Planning and Architecture"
"Start-up Ecosystems for Entrepreneurship"
"Public Engagement: The Latest and Greatest Tools"
Additional ticketed events: 
Mobile Tours & Dine-Arounds - See registration for details
2014 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence & The Best of Fort Collins Festival

Friday, September 12:
Half-Day Real Estate Redevelopment Forum - New This Year!


 Join DCI and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in presenting the first annual Colorado Real Estate Redevelopment Forum. The forum will focus on redevelopment trends and tools in our state and how the public sector can shape redevelopment to drive the community vision.

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the re-certification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).


*Sessions are currently subject to change. Check back soon for full conference schedule! 

Book your hotel room now!
Mention DCI at the following hotels for a discounted rate:

Armstrong Hotel

259 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO

(970) 484-3883 

Quality Inn & Suites

4001 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO

(970) 282-9047

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