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Save the Date for the 2023 Main Street Now Conference

October 19, 2022 | Save the Date for the 2023 Main Street Now Conference

Save the Date for Main Street Now 2023

We can't wait to see you in Boston, Massachusetts, for the 2023 Main Street Now Conference from March 27 - 29!
Save the date to join fellow commercial district revitalization leaders from across the country for three days of education sessions, special events, field sessions, and opportunities to explore the host city, including 20 Main Street neighborhoods. Whether you come from an urban business district, small rural downtown, or somewhere in between, the Main Street Now Conference offers solutions to common problems and new techniques to help your community thrive.

Conference sessions will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located near downtown amenities and the airport. Room blocks for attendees will also be available at this hotel. More information about room rates and making reservations will be available in the coming months.

Registration Rates
  • Early Bird (by January 30*): $455 Member | $620 Non-Member
  • Regular (by March 15*): $555 Member | $720 Non-Member
  • On-Site: $750 Member, Non-Member
  • One Day: $375
  • Student: $200
  • Civic Leader: $175
Registration is expected to open in early December 2022. Stay tuned!
*Deadlines are subject to change.

Conference Sessions
The 2023 itinerary will feature sessions, guest speakers, mobile tours, and more exploring perennial downtown and commercial district management guided by the Main Street Approach™ and the conference's three themes: Community Wealth Building & Shared Prosperity, Resilient & Future-focused Main Streets, Building Community Connections. 

Learn more about the location, registration, and this year's themes here >

Partnership Opportunities

Sponsoring the Main Street Now Conference is a highly visible, cost effective way to reach community leaders and partners as they foster new ideas and solutions for preservation based revitalization. Sponsor packages provide partners with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership through programming and promotions, connect directly with local decisionmakers, support communities on their path to economic revitalization. Learn more >

Exhibition Hall
The Main Street Now Expo offers a variety of promotional opportunities for companies specializing in products, services, and resources designed to assist downtown and commercial district management professionals take their revitalization efforts to the next level. Details about booth spaces, pricing, benefits, and opportunities are now available. Booth registration is expected to open in December 2022. Learn more >

Get Excited & Start Planning

Watch: When We Say Boston
A poem commissioned for the 2023 Main Street Now Conference by the City of Boston. Boston's poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola, brings us along on a verbal journey of what makes Boston special.

Explore Like a Local
Boston is a city of people, history, culture, and vibrant neighborhoods offering unique eats, shops, sounds, and experiences. Now is the perfect time to start building your extracurricular conference bucket list. Come a few days early or stay a little longer to make the most of your time in Boston! From dine and shop local guides to must-see attractions, check out ways to explore Boston like a local >

Neighborhood Spotlight: Dorchester
From Upham's Corner to Ashmont, Fields Corner to Four Corners, Dorchester offers bustling commercial districts alongside public parks, beautiful murals, and ethnic cuisine, including some of the best Vietnamese and Caribbean food in Boston. This is just one of Boston's many dynamic neighborhoods! Click here to get to know Dorchester and stay tuned for more spotlights.

Conference Co-hosts