DCI Annual Events offer a unique opportunity for networking, continued education, collaboration, idea sharing, and celebration.
Annually, DCI hosts:
DCI Members are often highlighted and also receive significant discounts and scholarships to events. Learn more below.
The DCI Annual Event, IN THE GAME, is a unique 4 day opportunity to get fired up about being a DOer! A highlight of the event is the Challenge Studios, a component of our signature program, the Challenge Colorado Accelerator Program, intensive two-day workshops designed to transform unique and difficult community challenges and problems into promising plans with implementation strategies. Community leadership works side-by-side with leading industry experts and local peer networks to craft action-oriented problem-solving plans that result in improved futures for all.
Additionally, DCI's Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence have recognized outstanding projects and people in Colorado that demonstrate creativity in the face of challenges, unlikely and enduring partnerships and dedication to the community to further downtown initiatives. We celebrate these nominees and winners with a dinner during the event.
The IN THE GAME Event features many events to keep all types of participants learning and connecting including:
Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to partner with Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority to convene delegates from communities across Colorado for the Fifth Annual Southern Colorado Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Summit to discuss how to use TIF to attract investment to drive the vision set by their community.
In 2021, DCI presented a TIF Housing Summit, a dynamic networking and problem-solving event to move redevelopment from planning to action.
Many Colorado communities are curious about districts and authorities that can focus on redevelopment, reuse, and place management in the downtown or commercial areas of your community. Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Downtown Development Authorities (DDAs), and Urban Renewal Authorities (URAs) represent some of the tools available to help municipalities implement the vision through public-private partnerships. What are the differences between these tools, how are they formed, governed, and how do they work? Could this be a tool to help with downtown development in your town?
Why sit in a conference room to learn, when you can hit the road and tour some projects?!
Read about our most recent tour in the communities of Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Arvada!