Milwaukee, WI

Empty Storefronts Conference

Presented By NAIOP

The Empty Storefronts Conference is a day-long conference that focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices, and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts.

The Empty Storefronts Conference features national and local speakers that have implemented practices and tactics in their own communities and across the country to address vacant storefronts and is hosted in storefronts and neighborhoods across Milwaukee.

Ticket price includes complimentary breakfast, lunch and happy hour, as well as shuttles to speaker sessions.

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Sue Holdsworth
Strategic Planner, City of Edmonton
"Winter Placemaking: Don't Roll Up Your Streets in Winter"

Bill Ryan
Community Business Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin - Extension
"Creative Uses for Downtown Buildings in Small Towns"

Willow Goldstein
Founder & Creative Director, The Bakery Atlanta
"Culture, Community, and Commodification: How to Leverage DIY without Selling Out"

Amanda Norris
Community Manager, The Bakery Atlanta
"Culture, Community, and Commodification: How to Leverage DIY without Selling Out"

Kalan R. Haywood, Sr.
Founder & President, Haywood Group

Amelia Davis
Community Director, Tech Square ATL

Ashley Colpaart, PhD
Founder & CEO, The Food Corridor
"Shared-Use Commercial Kitchens: Trends and Opportunities"

Lilo Allen
Founder & Owner, Papyrus & Charms; Founder, The Bronzeville Collective

Tiffany Miller
Founder & Owner, FlyBlooms; Founder, The Bronzeville Collective

Nur Asri
Senior Consultant, Karp Strategies

Jamie Pesch
Planner II, City of Muskegon

Ali Carter
Economic Development Coordinator, Town of Arlington
"Going Legal: Arlington, Massachusetts' Vacant Storefront Bylaw"

Andrea Foster
Senior Vice President - Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Info

We have discounted attendee blocks at the following hotels, provided by Marcus Hotels & Resorts:

Please visit the links above to arrange and pay for accommodations.

Empty Storefronts Conference

08:30AM - 05:00PM

Monday, November 4, 2019

TIX: $99


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