Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 08/01/2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Denver

    Colorado’s downtowns and districts throughout the state are the gathering place for diverse community members. In Colorado, many of our community are experiencing homelessness and our districts are the first line in supporting these groups and/or enforcing policies around those experiencing homelessness. Join our conversation as we look at some of the innovative ways our front line districts are responding to transient populations in Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver Public Library, and Downtown Fort Collins.

    This year's City Builder will be held at the Emerson School Building at 1420 Ogden Street, Denver, CO 80218

    Please note that the City Builders' Panel on homelessness will be starting at 12:30 PM.

    • 08/01/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • 08/02/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Denver

    This quarter's VISTA training will be on August 1st from 3 PM to 5:15 PM following the City Builder's Forum. The additional morning session on Wednesday, August 2nd will be from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. 

    We will cover topics ranging from starting out as a VISTA and what those requirements entail such as reporting and why it's vital for the program.

    Additionally, more information about Colorado will be presented for those VISTAs who may not be as familiar as others with the area.

    Lastly is some quick information and discussion about soft office skills (email, excel beyond the simple spreadsheet, etiquette, etc.)

    If you have any questions or suggested topics, email Eli Levine.

    • 08/27/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Grand Junction

    Downtown Colorado Inc's Downtown Institute in Grand Junction will be regarding developing downtown retail for small businesses. Taking place on August 17th from 1-5 PM, we will be discussing topics such as capitalizing on events, small business thriving in an Amazon world, small business growth, succession, and ownership, and brainstorming sessions where implementable strategies will be developed. 

    We hope to see you there!


    • 12/08/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    Urban Renewal Board Training

    December 8, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: TBD

    In 2017, DCI will continue the tradition of training for urban renewal board members with a continuation of the Urban Renewal 101 series. We are identifying new and exciting case studies that will show rural renewal and urban innovation. DCI will highlight processes for implementing 1348 and the opportunities that these new partnerships create. DCI is also building a coalition of partners to study the impacts of urban renewal in Colorado and we are seeking partners to contribute to the planning and shaping the parameters of this study.

    If you have a URA membership with DCI, you receive over 50% off the ticket to this event. Log in to your account to access this discount. Contact DCI if you would like to sign up for membership or check on an existing membership.

    Below is the agenda of the training:

    Welcome and Introductions|Meet your URA peers from around the state and find out what they are working on.

    Urban Renewal 101 

    URA and TIF 101|Get the basics on urban renewal and tax increment finance. Brief presentations with informal discussion, question for beginners. 

    Lunch and Keynote Speaker

    Urban Renewal 201 Partnerships with Key Stakeholders

Past events

07/14/2017 Urban Renewal Board Training
06/20/2017 Colorado Municipal League 2017 Conference
06/19/2017 Digital Marketing for Small Business
06/14/2017 San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days
06/13/2017 Leading for Success - Grand County Economic Summit
06/03/2017 DCI's 35th Birthday Celebration | Fireside Concert and Brunch
05/24/2017 Downtown Institute: Parachute, CO
05/04/2017 Save our Screens Luncheon | IN THE GAME Conference
05/03/2017 Districts Luncheon | IN THE GAME Conference
05/03/2017 URA Luncheon | IN THE GAME Conference
05/03/2017 Vibrant Downtowns Conference
03/20/2017 DCI & CO Main Street Fundraising Webinar
03/06/2017 Rural Housing Workshop: Buena Vista
02/16/2017 City Builder: Housing for the Homeless
02/06/2017 Grand County Rural Housing Strategy Workshop
01/31/2017 DCI Annual Meeting & Board Elections
12/09/2016 URA Board Member Training
12/05/2016 DCI Holiday Party Reception
12/05/2016 City Builder: RiNo Arts District
11/16/2016 WEBINAR: The Fastest, Easiest & Most Affordable Way to Bring Customers Back
11/08/2016 WEBINAR: Small Business Customer Experience
11/03/2016 DIDs Forum: Using the Historic Tax Credit
10/26/2016 WEBINAR: How The Smart Destinations Are Getting Ahead With Offensive and Defensive Tourism
09/22/2016 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence & Neon Alley Street Party
09/20/2016 DCI Annual Conference
09/14/2016 WEBINAR: The Ultimate Customer Service Program: Fast and Easy
08/11/2016 DIDs Forum: Understanding DOL Regulations
08/10/2016 WEBINAR: Telling the World You Exist: The Power of Public Relations
08/09/2016 WEBINAR: What is a Downtown Development Authority?
08/04/2016 Downtown Institute: Paonia
08/02/2016 Annual URA Board Member Training
07/20/2016 WEBINAR: The Rewards and Pitfalls of Branding
07/12/2016 WEBINAR: Basalt: Open Space as a Catalyst for Downtown Vitality
06/16/2016 DIDs Forum: URAs Creating a ProForma for Historic Buildings
06/15/2016 WEBINAR: Creating a Massively Successful Social Media Campaign
06/14/2016 WEBINAR: Build a Better Haystack Using Data
06/07/2016 Downtown Institute: Branding and Events
05/24/2016 DIDs Forum: URAs Basics of Tax Increment Financing
05/10/2016 WEBINAR: Showcasing Opportunity in Your Community
04/25/2016 City Builder Forum #2: Densifying the Suburbs
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