July 24–26th, 2019
The Westin St. Louis
811 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Early Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019

Be Inspired – Join us at Missouri’s Premier Downtown Revitalization Conference to develop fresh ideas on how you can engage, inspire and create memories while at the same time increase economic prosperity in the very heart of your community.

This year’s conference will inspire downtown revitalization attendees to rethink how they present and market their district, businesses, special projects and their organization to customers, visitors, business and property owners.

This Conference will ignite creative ideas that will inspire welcoming change from our urban districts to small towns and rural Main Streets.

Missouri’s Premier Downtown Revitalization Conference is the only commercial district revitalization educational and networking event that blends economic development, community revitalization, and historic preservation.

Tuesday, July 23rd Conference Highlights

Opening Reception & Brewery Tour

Budweiser Tour – Budweiser Brewery
5:50 & 6:00pm – $20/person

A special treat for those that arrive the evening before the conference begins – a visit to Budweiser Brewery! We have booked two private tours, each will include our own private guide that will take us to visit the Clydesdales Stables, Beechwood Aging Cellars, Brew House and Packaging Plant. The tour lasts about two hours and concludes with a brief visit to the Biergarten. Note that the Stables and Clydesdales are subject to availability. Please register early as we must confirm ticket numbers two weeks ahead. Limited number of tickets available so don’t wait! Transportation from the Westin will be provided.

Limited number of tickets available ONLY online—no onsite tickets available.

Wednesday, July 24th Conference Highlights

Show Me Bash Event

ShowMe Bash
6:00 – 9pm – $40/person

The ShowMe Bash will be held at the National Blues Museum in downtown St. Louis. The National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on American and world culture. We will gather in the Lumière Place Legends Room for Sugarfire BBQ and blues music! All Show Me Bash attendees will have full access to tour the Blues Museum during the evening. Join us for a fun-filled evening with friends old and new! Transportation from the Westin will be provided and run continuously throughout the evening.

Tickets available online and onsite at the registration office.

Thursday, July 25th Conference Highlights

Evening of Excellence Award Ceremony

Evening of Excellence Awards Dinner
6:00 – 10pm – $65/person

Evening of Excellence returns and will be more dynamic than ever! We will gather in the Promenade Foyer and Promenade Room at the Westin St. Louis Hotel for the Wine Reception beginning at 6:00 pm. The Evening of Excellence Awards Dinner will follow beginning at 6:30pm, where we will have dinner and present awards to Missouri communities for their special projects and events. This evening showcases the people, projects and partnerships that best represent the great accomplishments communities have made throughout the state in downtown revitalization.

Tickets available online and onsite at the registration office.

2019 Conference Sponsors

This conference is a private and public partnership with Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, USDA, and MMSC.