Main Street Now 2017

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Main Street Now Conference! Join your fellow commercial district revitalization professionals in Pittsburgh, May 1-3 for three exciting days of education sessions, mobile tours, special events, and plenty of opportunities for exploring all the great things Pittsburgh and the surrounding area has to offer. View our mobile event guide for complete session schedules, speaker information, and much more! (Enter the passcode mainstreet17 for access.)

Pittsburgh is a scenic city (rivers, bridges, and hills abound!) that has consistently been named one of the most livable places in the country. And, it has a profound revitalization and resiliency story to tell. With dynamic tech, education, arts and healthcare industries, ample historic character, and dynamic neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is the perfect learning lab for Main Streeters.

Together, we’ll explore how Main Streets can position themselves at the forefront of the new economy, dive into the critical intersection of health and place, discover how commercial districts can be drivers of equity and inclusion, and so much more. We can’t wait to see you there!

Quicklinks: Registration | Hotel | Sponsorship | Exhibitors | Schedule | Travel


Early Bird (before Jan 31): $395 Member | $545 Non-Member
Regular: $495 Member | $645 Non-Member
One Day: $245
Student: $175

Register Now

Some events and workshops require additional registration. Here's how to add to your existing registration.

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 21. On-site registration is available for $655.

View the Main Street Now Cancellation Policy here.


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Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (Headquarters)
600 Commonwealth Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Rate: $145

Where Pittsburgh's famed three rivers meet soaring skyscrapers, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh awaits to offer you an inspired experience in the heart of downtown. The Wyndham is the site of the conference and will house education sessions and the exhibit hall. The hotel is located in easy walking distance of Heinz Field, the Cultural District, and 80+ restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and shopping. Take in spectacular views of Point State Park as you relax by the indoor swimming pool or soak in the jacuzzi. Energize when it suits your schedule in our 24/7 fitness center with views of downtown.

Book a room in our discounted hotel block ($145 + tax per night) using this link:

**Please note: As of February 3, additional rooms have been added to our block at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, though availability remains extremely limited. Overflow room blocks are listed below:

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Rate $150

Use this link to book in our discounted room block at the Omni William Penn Hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Rate: $150

Use this link to book in our discounted room block at the DoubleTree:

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
107 6th Street  Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Rate $179

Use this link to book in our discounted room block at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown (limited availability)
535 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Rate: $140

Use this link to book in our discounted room block at the Embassy Suites:

Hilton Garden Inn (room block is full)
250 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Rate: $140 

Learn more about Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania with our Marketing Kit.


Help support the work we do to re-energize local businesses, refurbish historic buildings and build vibrant, sustainable local economies with Main Street Now sponsorship opportunities.


The Main Street Expo is the place to find information, products, and services that can take local revitalization efforts to the next level. Learn more about exhibiting at Main Street Now with the 2017 Exhibitor Prospectus.

Click here for Exhibitor Registration>


View our mobile event guide for the schedule, session details, speaker information, and much more! Best of all, it’s accessible from all devices with an internet browser: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even desktops. Click here to view in your web browser (enter the passcode mainstreet17 for access).

Click the corresponding link below from your device to download mobile event guide as an app, or search "MSN 2017" in the app store:

Google Play | Apple App Store | BlackBerry World | Windows Phone Store

When prompted, enter the passcode mainstreet17 for access.

View an app tutorial here.

The Main Street America Institute's annual Leadership Development Workshop is offered in conjunction with the Main Street Now Conference. Learn more here.

More details coming soon!


We will send regular updates on registration, speakers, session details, mobile workshop, and more. In order to receive those updates, sign up here.  This list will be used exclusively for information related to Main Street Now.

Social Media

•    Facebook: Follow us at Main Street Now Conference
•    Twitter: Follow us at @MainStreetsConf
•    Instagram: Follow us at @NatlMainStreet
•    Hashtag: #NOW17


Flying to Pittsburgh for Main Street Now?
Take advantage of discounts available on Delta Air Lines for travel to and from Pittsburgh. Discounts are up to 10% depending on chosen flights. Reservations and ticketing are available via

To book your flight: 
• Select Book A Trip and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code in the box provided. Code: NMP2D
• Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 (Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm CST).

Taking the Train?
offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Pittsburgh, Pa., April 28–May 06, 2017.  To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Conventions cannot be booked via Internet.  Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X26C-955 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service.  Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.  Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Make reservations for ground transportation from/to the Pittsburgh International Airport here.

Learn more about Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania here.

Note: meals are not provided.

Contact Us

Questions? Call 312.610.5611 or email

Mailing Address:
National Main Street Center, Inc.
53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60604

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Quicklinks: Registration | Hotel | Sponsorship | Exhibitors | Schedule | Travel