Join us April 12-14 as we go virtual for the 2021 Main Street Now Conference! With three days of immersive online content and networking opportunities, the conference will provide us with the opportunity to reflect on how the events of the past year have changed our work and how we can rebuild stronger, more equitable Main Streets for the future. You’ll hear from national thought leaders, leading Main Street experts, and local practitioners on strategies for strengthening your organization, supporting your small businesses, telling your story, and so much more.
Main Street Now 2021 programming will be focused around a number of major themes including:
Recovery and Resilience: The pandemic has had immense impacts on all aspects of Main Street revitalization work. The conference will directly address the ways in which our communities can rebuild stronger, resilient, and more equitable local economies.
Equity and Inclusion: Main Street Now 2021 will feature a series of education sessions and keynotes on the topics of antiracism, equity, and inclusion on Main Street; community wealth-building; and supporting traditionally underserved populations.
Small Business and Entrepreneurship: For the first time, Main Street Now will host “Small Business Day” on the second day of the conference, inviting small business owners to join us for sessions and workshops offering real time solutions as they look ahead to recovery. Other conference content will address ways in which communities can better support, retain, and recruit entrepreneurs.