Early Bird Registration Now Open for PA Downtown Center’s Premier Revitalization Conference

Early Bird Registration Now Open for PA Downtown Center’s Premier Revitalization Conference

Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s Conference will take place September 12-15 in Reading. Billed as Pennsylvania’s premier revitalization conference, the event will feature workshops and informational sessions on various topics related to community development, mobile tours, as well as featured speakers and the 2021 Townie Awards.

Early Bird registration rates are available until Monday, July 12th! Regular rates apply through Friday, September 3rd.

Dr. Mariela Alfonzo will offer the opening Keynote Address on Monday, September 13. Bridging the worlds of academia, practice, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo is an internationally-renowned thought-leader and speaker, with 20+ years of experience on the nexus between urban design, behavior, and the triple-bottom line. Dr. Alfonzo is the Founder and CEO of State of Place, an urban design database, benchmarking, and predictive analytics platform that quantifies what people love about places, recommends the best ways to make them better while driving upside, and quantifies the value of doing so. 

See the full schedule here.

Learn more and register here.


The mission of Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) is to build and support the capacity of local non-profit organizations, municipalities and individuals to enhance the overall well-being and sustainability of Pennsylvania’s “core” communities. PDC accomplishes this mission by engaging local community leaders and volunteers, and educating them, to advance the sense of place, quality of life and economic vitality of the Commonwealth’s downtowns, traditional neighborhood business districts and nearby residential areas. Primarily through utilization of the National Main Street Center®, PDC provides outreach, technical assistance, and educational services in order to assist communities in revitalizing their central business districts and surrounding residential neighborhoods. Learn more about PDC at padowntown.org.

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