2021 Texas Downtown Conference

Please save the date for our 2021 Texas Downtown Conference to be held November 3-6 in Denton. Our conference committee is already working on the schedule, sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, and more. Bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Interested in serving on the conference committee? Please contact the TDA office for more details.

Thank you 2020 Sponsors

Launched in 1986, the Texas Downtown Conference has historically been one of our biggest events of the year. The onset of the pandemic and the restrictions put in place due to COVID, posed challenges to both the TDA staff and board around producing TXDT2020. With research and a quick learning curve, we were able to put together a virtual conference we are incredibly proud of. Our attendance matched that of our in-person conferences of the past and engagement was high.


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