The Main Street ND Summit provides an opportunity to connect, learn, get inspired, and gain insight to build and grow your community for the future. Join North Dakota Department of Commerce in-person or virtually to link with fellow state, regional, local leaders and volunteers to gain firsthand knowledge from renowned speakers and community innovators on the topic of smart, efficient infrastructure.
Main Street Summit 2021
Special thank you to all who attended this years Summit. It was a very successful Summit where nearly 800 attendees attended in either in-person or virtual.
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Keynote speakers included:
- Joe Minicozzi with Urban3
- Charles Marohn from Strong Towns
- Tristan Cleveland, community designer, PhD researcher, and urban columnist with Happy City
Six inspiring, informative breakout sessions, included:
- Panel: Future of Transportation, Moderated by Bill Panos, Director, North Dakota Department of Transportation
- AARP/Blue Zones: Smart Money: Investments in Livability Lead to Economic Vibrancy
- Mike Scholl, Ayres Associates Inc: Think Like a Developer and Take Charge of the Real Estate in your Downtown
- Rethos: Places Reimagined/Springboard for the Arts/Bowman County Development Corporation/ND Council on the Arts: Artists on Main Program and Tools for Arts and Vibrancy for Your Community
- State Funding Options: A Catalyst for Community Development
- Stephanie Falkers, SRF Consulting: Sustainable Planning, Resilient Communities and Infrastructure, and Smart Growth
Main Street 2021 LiveStreams - Welcome, Keynotes and Awards
Welcome - Governor Burgum
Keynote - Charles Marohn - Strong Towns
Breakout - Blue Zones/AARP
Breakout - Future of Transportation
Keynote - Tristan Cleveland - Happy City
Breakout - Mike Scholl - Take Charge of the Real Estate in Your Downtown
Breakout - Rethos: Places Reimagined/Springboard for the Arts
Breakout - State Funding Options - A Catalyst for Community Development
Breakout - SRF Consulting
Main Street Awards - Governor Burgum
Keynote - Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3 - The Economics of Sustainable City Design
Closing - Governor Burgum