Birmingham, Alabama, will serve as the host city for the 2024 Main Street Now Conference. Hosted by Main Street America in partnership with Main Street Alabama and Sweet Home Alabama, the industry-leading conference is poised to attract local leaders from across the country to downtown Birmingham.
2024 Main Street Now Conference to be held in Birmingham
The Main Street Now Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, providing downtown revitalization practitioners with opportunities to convene and learn time-tested techniques and innovative methods that make the Main Street Approach™ one of the most powerful preservation-based economic and community development tools in the nation.
“Birmingham offers a unique host city experience, with opportunities to visit and learn from vibrant metropolitan commercial corridors and dynamic rural Main Streets in nearby towns,” stated Hannah White, Interim President and CEO of Main Street America. “We look forward to collaborating with Main Street Alabama to develop a conference experience that is welcoming and engaging for our network of state, regional, and local leaders.”
From May 6-8, 2024, experts in economic development, historic preservation, and place keeping will lead dynamic professional development and network-building activities. Attendees will also have ample opportunities to engage in immersive learning through mobile workshops hosted by Main Street Alabama communities.
Between sessions, attendees are expected to explore local shops, eateries, and attractions in two Main Street Alabama districts—Downtown Birmingham and the Historic 4th Avenue Business District—as well as the city’s extensive urban green spaces and historic architecture, vibrant arts, and culture scene, and National Historic Landmarks, Districts, and Monuments dedicated to the American Civil Rights Movement and metalwork manufacturing industry.
“Main Street Alabama is thrilled for the opportunity to showcase our beautiful state and the innovative projects that are happening in our Main Street Districts,” said Mary Helmer Wirth, President/State Coordinator at Main Street Alabama.
More information about conference themes and partnership opportunities for sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors is scheduled to be released in the coming months.
For conference updates, follow @MainStreetsConf on Twitter, @MainStreetNowConference on Facebook, and the hashtag #MainStreetNow. More information and full program details are available through Main Street America.