2023 Georgia Downtown Conference

August 21-24

Canton, GA


The Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) is excited to announce that it will be hosting the 2023 Georgia Downtown Conference in Canton August 21-24.  This annual conference attracts over 200 downtown professionals from across the state to network, learn, and grow through a variety of session topics and tours.  This conference is designed to further educate individuals on issues affecting downtown development on a national and statewide level, reinforce existing downtown development efforts, and help plan for future initiatives. It is a conduit to promote downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations, and education. A highlight of the conference is the Georgia Downtown Awards Ceremony where the accomplishments of organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and improvement in Georgia’s traditional downtowns are celebrated. 

For additional information, contact Renee Coakley.  

​Previous Georgia Downtown Conference Locations
2022 Macon
2021 Brasstown Valley
2020 Virtual 
2019 Jekyll Island
2018 Braselton
2017 Columbus
2016 Athens
2015 National Main Street Conference in Atlanta
2014 Decatur
2013 Savannah
2012 LaGrange

2022 Concurrent Session Power Points

*A New Downtown Square Hinesville's Vision, Design, and Build 
*Engaging & Inspiring Historic Ethic
*Existing Buildings as Your Economic Catalyst!
*Fox Theatre Institute Presenters & Preservationists Connect Here
*Grass Roots Visioning & Goal Setting
*How do you Become a Georgia Grown Community?
*Mobile Location Data for Retail & Downtown
*Open Containers Big Impact on a Small Town
*Redefining Retail - Opening Session
*Rural Roadmap Making it Happen in a Small Town
*Social Media in the Downtown World