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2019 Main Street Now Conference: Last Chance to Register Online

March 14, 2019 | 2019 Main Street Now Conference: Last Chance to Register Online 
Join your fellow commercial district revitalization professionals in Seattle for Main Street Now on March 25-27. We will explore Main Street programs from the inside out, centering on the hard-work of the staff and board, transformative external partnerships, and the myriad of ways in which communities come together on Main Streets. With beautiful Seattle and its surrounding communities as our living laboratory, Main Street Now will leave you feeling inspired and equipped with solutions to help you in your work. We encourage you to take advantage of the early-bird, member rates, and a new special rate for civic leaders.

We're just days away until the official kick-off of the 2019 Main Now Street Conference. Take full advantage of all that the conference has to offer – including special presentations, events and opportunities to connect in person. Not registered yet? There’s still time! Online registration is available through March 18.


Closing Plenary

Join us for the final session of Main Street Now 2019 and help us bid a fond farewell to Seattle. The Closing Plenary, generously sponsored by American Express, will help you get in the Shop Small spirit as we get ready to celebrate Small Business Saturday’s 10th anniversary on November 30, 2019. We’ll honor three Main Street winners from the American Express Small Business Saturday Pitch Competition with a special cash prize to host a Neighborhood Champion event in their community on the big day! Jia-Jiang.jpg

Cap off your Main Street Now experience with a healthy dose of rejection therapy! Join us at the Closing Plenary with a keynote by author and entrepreneur Jia Jiang. Our natural tendency is to avoid rejection at all costs which can be detrimental to our programs, communities, and careers. In 2012, to overcome his own fear of rejection, Jiang started an experiment to be rejected every day for 100 days, leading to a wildly popular TED talk and bestselling book, Rejection Proof. In his presentation, Jiang will share stories from his rejection experiment to teach you the importance of becoming rejection-proof, the basic principles of turning a NO into YES, as well as how to get more Yes's.

We’ll also be recognizing this year’s cohort of Main Street America Revitalization Professional credential recipients and, you won’t want to miss the grand announcement of the 2020 Main Street Now host city!

The Closing Plenary takes place on Wednesday, March 27 from 3:45–5:00 p.m.

MSN_2019_app_ad.pngStart planning your conference experience today. Check out the 2019 Mobile Event Guide for a detailed conference schedule including 100+ education sessions, special events, and more. Access the Mobile Event Guide online from any web browser at or search “MSN 2019” in the App Store or Google Play to download the app.

Game Street Now is back! Compete with other attendees in our conference-wide scavenger hunt to win a FREE registration to the 2020 Main Street Now Conference. Complete challenges and collect secret passcodes before and during the conference. Then, enter your codes online or in the app to receive points. The winner will be announced at the Closing Plenary on Wednesday, March 27. Start playing now on the MSN 2019 Mobile Event Guide and enter passcode FT13 for 50 points!

Please note: We’ll be providing a condensed printed program onsite this year that will be easier to navigate. It will contain a full schedule and basic info on all education sessions. The best place to view full session descriptions, speaker details, and last-minute updates will be on the Mobile Event Guide. A printable PDF schedule with full details will also be posted online before the Conference.

Need-to-Know Updates

    • Did you miss the pre-conference webinar? Find the webinar recording here. View, review, and share!
    • Want to add an event to your registration? See instructions on how to add a mobile workshop or ticketed events to your existing registration.
    • Check-In Registration | Click here to view instructions. You will receive an email with a QR code tomorrow.  If you didn't receive it or can’t access it, please check-in with your last name on-site.
    • Lunch Buddy System | Are you a first-time Main Street Now attendee, looking to meet new Main Street friends, or just hungry for some good local food? Meet-up with fellow attendees for a casual lunch outing! Click here for more info.
    • Click here to view the Opening Plenary Seating Map

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