We are a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and on webinars held by AARP, Appalachian Regional Commission, Conservation Fund, Main Street America, the International Downtown Association, US EPA, and others. Topics we have spoken on include economic development, downtown revitalization, entrepreneurship, tactical urbanism, placemaking, and historic preservation. If you would like for us to speak, please let us know. A chronological list of major speaking engagements follows.

  • Affordability on Main Street, Main Street Now, Boston, Massachusetts (March 30, 2023, 12pm to 1:15pm). Affordability has been a focus of key administrative and public and private initiatives. These programs are bringing to light some of the broader issues facing Main Streets around access to housing and employment and thoughtful solutions-oriented initiatives. Our Main Streets are often the core of our communities, beyond small business, they define how we think about housing, housing access and policies around development. Our session will focus on private and public sector endeavors, sources of capital, and how strengthening of communities and not just businesses is key to ultimately addressing affordability in a multi-pronged approach.
  • Turnaround Your Downtown, Northeast Region CSI Conference, Jersey City, New Jersey (March 24, 2023, after keynote). Most places fall short of their potential. This fast-paced session will provide visual examples of transformations – from storefronts, to streets and sidewalks, to public spaces – demonstrating successful strategies to achieve revitalization results. Participants will be engaged in a conversation to build shared knowledge around vital concepts and leave  equipped to make places better. Our presenter, Isaac D. Kremer, is a nationally recognized expert in the Main Street Approach to commercial district revitalization. He has successfully led revitalization programs throughout the country.

Prior Talks

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