Networking

There will be an opportunity to mix and mingle during each day of the conference. The Awards Ceremony and two main Virtual Exhibit Hall & Networking sessions will be open to conference attendees and the public. Other opportunities are exclusive to registered conference attendees.

Click networking event below to pre-register or join live at the designated time.

Pre-resistration recommended, but not required. By pre-registering, you will receive an email with your unique log in link along with an “add to calendar” widget.

ZOOM Tips:

  • We will be using the break out rooms feature for this virtual networking event. For the best user experience, it is recommended that you download and/or update to the latest version of the ZOOM desktop app.
  • While you will be able  to join the event early, you will not be admitted into the ZOOM meeting room until the designated start time.
Tuesday, January 19th

The first day of the conference is dedicated to economic recovery, including a welcome from Governor Murphy, keynote address by Strong Town’s Chuck Mahorn, and a panel of economic development experts. The afternoon also includes an opportunity to network with colleagues.

Virtual Exhibit Hall & Networking (12:50PM - 1:35PM)

Chat with exhibitors, catch up with colleagues, and discuss hot topics with your peers.

(By pre-registering, you will receive an email with your unique log in link along with an “add to calendar” widget.)

Thursday, January 21st

The second day of the conference is all about place & space. The day’s sessions include experts ready to discuss downtown district placemaking and retail design strategies to make visitors feel welcome and safe. We will also celebrate excellent placemaking inititives during a brief awards ceremony. The afternoon also includes an opportunity to network with colleagues, and join a virtual tour and happy hour.

Placemaking Awards (1:20PM - 1:35PM)

Session Sponsor

Downtown New Jersey will recognize excellent placemaking projects and initiatives intended to help small businesses survive and thrive during the shut down and capacity limitations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

(By pre-registering, you will receive an email with your unique log in link along with an “add to calendar” widget.)

Virtual Exhibit Hall & Networking (1:35PM - 2:20PM)

Chat with exhibitors, catch up with colleagues, and discuss hot topics with your peers.

(By pre-registering, you will receive an email with your unique log in link along with an “add to calendar” widget.)

Virtual Tour & Happy Hour (4:00PM - 5:15PM)

Session Sponsor

Join us for a virtual tour of downtown Newark culminating in a cocktail mixing class featuring local spirits. Afterward, join your colleagues for an informal happy hour and discussion about NJ’s liquor license laws. Cocktail recipe>

Tour Guide: Emily Manz, EMI Strategy

(Only full conference registrants are invited to participate in this networking event. You must log in through the attendee portal to pre-register.)

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