Regional Roundtables & Webinars

TDA's educational events are designed to provide our members educational and networking opportunities within their regions. Roundtables are half to full day events and include presentations, discussions, networking, and lunch.  These meetings are a great way to showcase your downtown and share initiatives and strategies that have been useful in your community.

Regional Roundtables and webinars are open to both members and non-members of TDA.

Previous Topics
The Arts & Downtown
Growing Your Business Through Philanthropy
Developing a Strategy to Attract Locals
Attracting Entrepreneurs
Supporting Small Business Retention & Working with Local Partners
Small Business Best Practices
Comprehensive Incentives for Downtown
Pop Up Businesses
Food Trucks and Downtown
Collaborative Marketing for Local Restaurants
The Business of Art
Tools of Revitalization - Economic Development Funding Strategies
Preparing for and Responding to Economic Disruption
Small Business Solutions: E-Commerce & Social Media Marketing*
Hope for the Holidays*
Light up the Night: Strategies for Downtown Lighting*
Downtown Associations*

*Recordings available for purchase

May Webinar

Bringing Back Downtown Events: What You Need to Know

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Cost: $25.00

Our May webinar will feature a panel discussion about downtown events and how they have been reimagined during pandemic recovery. Our panel will share lessons learned, the path forward, and best practices.

Katelyn Brown, Destination Bryan
Letecia McNatt, City of Garland
Sandy Jumper, Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce


Upcoming Webinars

June: Downtown public spaces
This webinar will explore how downtown public spaces were used during the pandemic, and plans for how public spaces will be expanded and utlized moving into the future.

We will not host any webinars in July and encourage members to register for our first ever Downtown Summer Camp.


Mark Your Calendars for 2022 Educational Events!

We will be sending out emails and Listserv notices with specific details for each as we solidify programming.

Webinars - Dates & Topics TBD
September or October
Regional Roundtables – Dates, Topics, & Locations TBD
Members: $50.00
Non-members: $75.00
September or October
2022 Texas Downtown
San Marcos
November 1-4