Forums & Conferences

Downtown Management Forums

Downtown New Jersey provides virtual and in-person opportunities for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to exchange ideas about best practices related to downtown management and  economic development. 

Upcoming Forums:
  • TikTok Demystified
    Thursday, April 21 at 11:00AM via ZOOM
  • Save the Dates:
    • TOD in Your Downtown Forum: Rethinking the ROW
      Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00AM via ZOOM
    • Cultivating the Arts in Your Downtown
      Friday, June 10, 2022 at 11:30AM
      Newark Location TBD (Lunch Included)

Downtown Excellence Awards

Each year Downtown New Jersey recognizes New Jersey’s best downtown projects and programs completed within the last two years. Winning submissions are considered models worthy of emulation and are promoted on Downtown New Jersey’s website and will be recognized at an in-person awards ceremony and networking event.

Awards Ceremony & Networking Event
Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00PM 
Lion’s Roar Brewing Company, Westfield, NJ
More information>

(Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.)

New Jersey Downtown Conference

Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference and New Jersey’s premiere economic development event, Reimage and Reinvent Downtown, offered insights and lessons into downtown management best practices, as well as development, business, and retail market trends. The two-day online event and networking experience on February 10th and 11th was an action-packed celebration of the value of downtowns as vehicles for providing enormous economic, cultural, and social benefits to communities throughout New Jersey. Recap and videos>

Past Forums & Conferences:

2022
2021
2020
2019

2018
2017
2016
2015