Main Street Now 2017


Thank you to everyone for an incredible 2017 Main Street Now Conference! We hope that all 1,500+ who attended were inspired and left Pittsburgh equipped with valuable new information, tools, and connections.

We want your feedback! Please take this brief survey and let us know about your conference experience. We value your input, and will use it to make the 2018 Main Street Now Conference even better.

Individual session evaluations are available on the Mobile Event Guide ( and the MSN 2017 app. (Passcode: mainstreet17) Click on the session description via the schedule module, then scroll to the bottom of the description to find the “Session Feedback” area. Thanks for taking the time to evaluate—your feedback helps us provide an even better experience next year in Kansas City, March 26-28, 2018!

For a photo recap, please visit the 2017 conference Flickr page. You can also search for photos and posts from fellow conference attendees on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the official conference hashtag #NOW17.

Looking for Main Street Now presentations? Speakers who choose to share their materials will upload them to the Mobile Event Guide in the coming weeks! Just click on a session and scroll down to the “Documents” section to view. Please note: speakers are not required to share, so we can’t guarantee every session will be available.

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


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

Online registration will closed April 21. On-site registration is available for $655.

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

View the Main Street Now Cancellation Policy here.


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Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (Headquarters)
600 Commonwealth Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Wyndham is the site of the conference and will house education sessions and the exhibit hall.

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 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)

Overflow room blocks:

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

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

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

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

Hilton Garden Inn
250 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Rate: $140 

Learn more about Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania with our Marketing Kit.


Our sponsors help support the work we do to re-energize local businesses, refurbish historic buildings and build vibrant, sustainable local economies. Learn more about each of our generous sponsors on the MSN 2017 mobile event guide! (Enter passcode mainstreet17)

NOW17 Sponsors


The Main Street Expo is the place to find information, products, and services that can take local revitalization efforts to the next level. The Expo is located in the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh.


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.

Looking for Main Street Now presentations? Speakers who choose to share their materials will upload them to the Mobile Event Guide in the coming weeks! Just click on a session and scroll down to the “Documents” section to view. Please note: speakers are not required to share, so we can’t guarantee every session will be available.


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