Opening Plenary

Sunday, April 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us on Sunday afternoon for a high energy, inspiring, and thought-provoking plenary session. You’ll hear from the new leadership of the National Main Street Center, Inc., a newly launched subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. NTHP President Stephanie Meeks; National Main Street Center Board Chair Barbara Sidway, and Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center, will share their exciting vision and plans for Main Street going forward.

Jeff Speck, author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, will be our keynote speaker. Sharing sharp observations and real-world examples, Jeff will lay out a practical, essential, and eminently achievable vision that explains how to make the right choices to make our normal American cities great again. Follow Jeff: @JeffSpeckAICP


And, we’ll conclude with a celebration of three new Great American Main Street Award winners.