2021 Texas Downtown Conference

Join us in Denton November 3-5 for general and breakout sessions, field sessions, events, and more! This is the only conference in Texas dedicated to downtown so you don't want to miss out.


2021 Texas Downtown Conference registration will open in August and we will share the hotel room block link at that time as well. Please use the pricing below for budget & planning purposes.

Full conference registration
Early bird - deadline October 15
Member: $385.00
Non-member: $410.00

After October 15
Member: $410.00
Non-member: $450.00

One day registrations*
Before October 15 - $200.00
After October 15 - $250.00
*No member discount. This registration level may only be used for a single day attendance.

Awards Gala & Anice Read Fund fundraiser

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center is our host hotel and meeting location. Our room block rate is $139.00/night for Single/Double/Triple/Quad occupancy.

2021 Speaker Proposals

TDA hosts educational events throughout the year including the annual Texas Downtown Conference, webinars, virtual events, and regional meetings.

We are interested in dynamic presenters who can share relevant, practical information for downtown and commercial district professionals including managers, economic development staff, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders from chambers of commerce and merchant groups.

Deadline to be considered for Downtown Virtual Summer Camp scheduled for July 2021: March 31

Deadline to be considered for 2021 Texas Downtown Conference in Denton: April 30

If your proposal is not selected for the virtual summer event, it could be selected for the Denton conference.

Click here to complete the speaker proposal form.

About the Texas Downtown Conference

The annual Texas Downtown Conference is the only statewide conference dedicated to downtown. Our 250+ attendees represent cities of all sizes, downtown and Main Street programs, economic development professionals, chambers of commerce staff, nonprofit leaders small business owners, and entrepreneur consultants. The event features general and breakout sessions, mobile tours, events, and networking. Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available.

"I was very happy with the virtual platform that was used.  I have attended MANY virtual conferences since April, and some were not user friendly.  Others were poor audio or video quality. This one was the best one I have attended. I do miss the in-person conference l but this format was an excellent solution!"
2020 Virtual Texas Downtown Conference Attendee

This conference was so extremely well done, kuddos to everyone for all the hard work leading up to and during the event. This was by far my favorite conference regarding content, speakers, presentations. Just excellent! We are social and miss one another but this was so well done.
2020 Virtual Texas Downtown Conference Attendee