2024 Annual BIA Conference

April 28 to May 1, 2024

Mississauga, ON

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Speakers & Workshops

The 2024 Call for Speakers is now closed.

If you’re interested in being added to the mailing list that receives the Call for Speakers, please email [email protected]

An anticipated attendance of more than 250 delegates and 30+ exhibitors from across Ontario will provide an excellent networking and educational forum for everyone at Conference!

Below are the 2024 Keynote Speakers:

Dave will be presenting a keynote at the
Monday morning breakfast.


Dave Meslin is a passionate community-builder. He’s a co-founder of Spacing Magazine and the creator of TANGO: The Toronto Atlas of Neighbourhood Groups and Organisations. Dave is the best-selling author of Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up, which is being turned into a six-episode TVO series.

Geri will be presenting a keynote before the
Wednesday luncheon.


What sets Geri apart is her ability to blend humor and information seamlessly. Her charismatic stage presence, coupled with her ability to connect with diverse audiences, ensures that her presentations resonate with attendees on both an intellectual and emotional level. Geri is not just a speaker; she’s an experience that leaves a lasting impact.

We continue to honour the four pillars of Downtown Revitalization with four streams to the Conference:

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    Marketing & Promotions
  • Economic Development Icon
    Economic Development
  • Leadership & Management Icon
    Leadership & Management
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    Public Realm

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

▪BIA Boards of Management Market Researchers

▪BIA Staff Coordinators Consultations

▪BIA Committee Chairs Urban Designers & Landscape Architects

▪Economic Development Officials & Staff Community Financial Representatives

▪Municipal Planning Officials & Staff Corporate Site Location Officials

▪Downtown Revitalization Officials Public Works Representatives

▪Commercial/Industrial Brokers & Developers

▪Tourism & Event Management Representatives

▪Municipal Clerks Place Makers

The 2023 Conference Call For Speakers & Workshops is now closed.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

A Call For Speakers

The 2024 Conference Call For Speakers will open this summer, stay tuned.
Please sign up for our email list or contact [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to submit to speak!

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