2023 Main Street Now Conference

Main Street Now 2023


Thank you Boston!

What an amazing experience gathering in Boston, Massachusetts, for the 2023 Main Street Now Conference. Over the course of three days, nearly 1900 Main Streeters from near and far gathered in this city of Main Streets to participate in 130+ dynamic educational sessions, 15 immersive mobile workshops, and countless network-building activities. The record-breaking participation, vibrant host city, and spirit of openness among attendees created an incredible buzz. 

Thanks to our 2023 conference co-hosts, City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion (OEOI) and Boston Main Streets Foundation.


Visit the 
Main Street Now Conference Facebook albums to explore snapshots of visionary leaders in action and memorable moments from the Opening Plenary to the Big Bash! For more photos, videos, and perspectives from fellow conference attendees, search #MainStreetNow on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Conference Survey

From evaluating this year's speakers, sessions, and overall experience, to offering great ideas for next year, we appreciate hearing from you! Thank you to everyone who participated in the conference survey (open March 30 - April 14, 2023). We value your input and look forward to incorporating it into our planning for the 2024 Main Street Now Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Buzz About Main Street Now

Alicia Calhoun, Elkton Alliance, Inc.

"My first #mainstreetnow conference has been amazing. The education content has been spot on. The relationship building has been exactly what I needed for 2 1/2 months in. Thank you to everyone who helped pave the way!"

Kim McAuliffe, Georgetown, TX

"Just wrapped up a great few days attending the 2023 Main Street Now conference in Boston. Great sessions, beautifully preserved historic buildings, fun and engaging public art, and lots of networking with colleagues from across the country. This year the conference had a record breaking 1,900 attendees and just within Boston there are 20 Main Street programs at work. This tells me the power of the Main Street movement is working effectively and more communities are revitalizing their downtowns. So encouraging and exciting!"

Patrick McMahon, Town of Windsor, CT

"Congrats to Main Street America for a great conference in Boston. Downtown professionals and volunteer board members gathered from across the country. Downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts are more important than ever. Connecting with others in the field and learning best practices and innovative strategies is essential."

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors