2018 Texas Downtown Conference

Let's go to the beach!  The 2018 Texas Downtown Conference will be held November 6-9 in Downtown Corpus Christi.  Join us for great sessions, tours, and events AND show your support for rebuilding efforts along the coast.

Since 1986 we have partnered with the Texas Main Street Program of the Texas Historical Commission to present this opportunity for educational sessions, networking opportunities with downtown professionals, and field sessions that allow you to explore and learn about an amazing, historic downtown.  The conference is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Download the preliminary 2018 schedule.

2018 Conference Speakers

We are seeking dynamice speakers for the 2018 Texas Downtown Conference scheduled for November 6-9 in beautiful Downtown Corpus Christi.

Conference attendees represent cities and towns of all size, economic development professionals, tourism and travel leaders, small busiensses, and more.  Past topics have included funding downtown development; economic development strategies for downtown; building a shop local program; unique downtown events; and more.

Submit your proposal by April 5.  

Complete the speaker form.

Conference Location & Host Hotel

All conference activites will be held at the Holiday Inn Marina. 

Holiday Inn Marina
707 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX  78401

Check back for room block details.

Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers

Cancellations will only be considered when received by email.  You may receive a full refund for your conference registration (less a $25 processing fee) for written cancellations received by TDA on or before October 6, 2017.  You may receive a 50% refund for written cancellations received October 7, 2014 through October 20, 2017. After October 20 refunds will be handled on a case by case basis.

All requests for cancellations, refunds, and transfers should be emailed to info@texasdowntown.org.

Registrants who do not show up for the conference and do not contact TDA (via written correspondence as listed above) prior to the end of the show automatically forfeit all registration fees paid unless your inability to contact us was due to a verifiable emergency medical issue that occurred within 1 one week prior to the start of the conference. In this instance the deadline to receive your request for a partial refund is November 15, 2017. Regretfully, no considerations can be made after this date.

If you are unable to attend for any reason, you can transfer your registration to another person without penalty. Simply email a copy of your confirmation letter and state your request along with a completed registration information for the person replacing you to info@texasdowntown.org