Aug 28

Call For Workshop/Speakers for 2016 Conference

Apply Now to be a Speaker or present a Workshop at the National BIA Conference in London, ON April 10 to 13, 2016.

Call for Workshops
The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) is pleased to announce the 2016 BIA National Conference to be held at the London Convention Centre, London, ON – April 10 to April 13, 2016. The 2016 Theme is:


An anticipated attendance of more than 200 delegates and more than 20 exhibitors from across Ontario will provide an excellent networking and educational forum for everyone involved in this conference.

Please forward this Call for Workshops to any other individuals/organizations you feel could make a contribution to the conference.

Who Should Submit
BIA Boards of Management  BIA Staff/Coordinators  BIA Committee Chairs  Economic Development Officials & Staff  Municipal Clerks  Municipal Planning Officials & Staff  Commercial/Industrial Brokers & Developers  Urban Designers & Landscape Architects  Community Financial Representatives  Corporate Site Location Officials  Market Researchers  Tourism & Event Management Representatives  Downtown Revitalization Officials  Public Works Representatives  Consultants

Share your Expertise
We invite you to share your innovative ideas at the Conference by submitting proposals for presentations on topics such as:
 Community Engagement  Media and Crisis Management
 Community Improvement Plans  Procedural Bylaw – Governance
 Demographics  Quantification
 Economic Development  Business Recruitment and Training
 Filling Downtown Vacancies  Revitalization
 Creative Ideas for a Small Budget  Social Media Basic and Advanced
 Grant Writing  Social Issues
 Heritage and Culture  Urban Design & Standards