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2020 NC MAIN STREET CONFERENCE

Full Schedule

TUESDAY

9:00-5:30

Conference Registration

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

 

9:00-1:15

Shop & Explore Downtown New Bern

10:00-11:15

Downtown Toolkit Sessions

Toolkit Sessions

 

11:15-1:15

Time with Exhibitors | Lunch on Your Own

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

 

1:15-2:30

Breakout Sessions

Break-Out Sessions

 

2:30-2:45

Break with Exhibitors

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

2:45-3:15

Opening Remarks - Celebrating Milestone Years

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

Liz Parham

3:15-4:00

Keynote - The Behind the Scenes Impact of the NC Main Street Program

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

Donovan Rypkema

4:00-4:15

Break with Exhibitors

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

4:15-5:45

Plenary Sessions

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

Plenary Sessions

4:15-5:00

The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center Ballroom

The Fab 40

Over the last forty years these transformational projects have not only created investment, jobs, and business development, but they also changed mindsets and spurred community pride.

Speakers

Liz Parham

& Rodney Swink

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5:00-5:45

The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center Ballroom

Preservation Justice, Economic Justice, and Environmental Justice:

The Nexus

Preservation Justice, Economic Justice, and Environmental Justice; all things many of our downtown communities face in their struggle to revitalize. Let's discuss failures and successes.

Speakers

Irvin M. Henderson

 

5:45-7:15

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

Hosted by Swiss Bear

7:15

Dinner on Your Own

WEDNESDAY

 

7:45 - 5:00

Registration

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

 

7:45 – 8:45

Break with Exhibitors

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

 

8:45-9:15

Welcome

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

Liz Parham

9:15-10:00

Keynote

Small-Scale Manufacturing & Main Street: The Secret Sauce

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

Ilana Preuss​​

10:00-10:30

Break with Exhibitors

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

10:30-11:45

Breakout Sessions

Break-Out Sessions

 

11:45-1:45

Time with Exhibitors | Lunch on Your Own

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

1:45-3:00

Breakout Sessions

Break-Out Sessions

 

3:00-3:30

Break with Exhibitors

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

3:30-4:45

New Bern Tours

Mitchell's Hardware Grass Lot

215 Craven Street

New Bern Tours

ALL TOURS Begin at Mitchell’s Hardware

215 Craven St. - Meet at the Grass Lot to the Left

 

5:00- Until

NC Main Street Awards: Reception & Ceremony

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

5:00-5:30

Cocktails

5:30-7:00

Awards Reception

7:00

Awards Ceremony

THURSDAY

 

8:45

Champions and Guests of Champions Check-In

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

8:00-9:15

New Bern Tour

Mitchell's Hardware Grass Lot

215 Craven Street

9:15-10:00

Coffee with the Champions

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

10:00-11:45

NC Main Street Champion Ceremony

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

11:45-12:00

Closing

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

203 South Front Street

New Bern Tours

ALL TOURS Begin at Mitchell’s Hardware

215 Craven St. - Meet at the Grass Lot to the Left

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The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program. The Center works in regions, counties, cities, towns, downtown districts, and in designated North Carolina Main Street communities, to inspire place-making through building asset-based economic development strategies that achieve measurable results such as investment, business growth, and jobs. As a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program, The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center is part of a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development