Conference Schedule

Join us as we host Placemaking 101, a conference focused on community-minded economic development. The conference will be held April 18 & 19, 2018 in Gloversville, NY and will feature nationally recognized experts, case studies and discussion groups.

Placemaking is gaining traction as a buzzword in economic development, but what exactly is it? Placemaking 101 will serve as a primer and inspiration for economic development professionals to implement placemaking techniques in their daily work.


This bottom-up form of economic development depends on the acts of individuals and groups from across your community. Community is at the heart of lasting social and economic change and, because of this, we are offering discounted rates to local community members.

Registration details can be found here.

Conference Schedule

April 18, 2018

8 a.m. – Check-in
8:45 a.m. – Opening Remarks
9 a.m. – Opening Plenary Session

10:30 a.m. – Break
11 a.m. – Break-out Sessions

12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Imagine If: A walking tour of downtown Gloversville
2:30 p.m. – Break
3 p.m. – Break-out Sessions

4 p.m. – Break for the day
5 p.m. – Reception & Dinner at Eccentric Club

April 19, 2018

9 a.m. – Farmers Markets & Events for Downtown Development, Mary Moore Wallinger-LandART Studio and Jennifer Jennings – Fulton County Center for Regional Growth
10:30 a.m. – Break
11 a.m. – Break-out Sessions

12 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Break-out Sessions

  • Reaching Out to the Creative Economy: Roundtable Discussion
  • Creative Uses for Empty Retail Space: Roundtable Discussion

3 p.m. – End of Conference