2020 CAMSA Fall Conference

Repair, Recover, Revive!

A Virtual Conference from the California Main Street Alliance


About the Repair, Recover, Revive! Conference

Join us November 12 - 13 for the Repair, Recover, Revive! Conference from the California Main Street Alliance. This two-day online experience provides an opportunity for all those involved in California commercial district revitalization to learn best practices, key trends, and economic development strategies to support small businesses as they recover from the pandemic. We will be exploring topics related to retail solutions, e-commerce, creative placemaking, tourism in the time of COVID, government relations and advocacy, funding for small businesses and Main Streets, and more!


Check out our California Main Street Alliance Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the latest conference news.


Ticket prices include admission to both days of the virtual conference. All sessions and keynotes are included in ticket price.

General Admission: $25
CAMSA Members & Affiliates: $15*

*Email us to receive your discount code

What does the conference offer you?

Participants will engage with industry experts and peers about current critical issues facing economic revitalization and discuss tools they are employing to build and sustain vibrant districts.
  • Two full days of learning and networking opportunities
  • Keynote addresses from state and national industry leaders
  • Guest appearance from Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)
  • Opportunities to connect with your colleagues and grow your network
  • Unlimited access to all sessions, presentations, and recordings
  • And more!

Experts from Across the Field

Hear from a variety of state-wide and national experts from across the commercial district management and economic development fields, such as:


Thursday, November 12
8:30am     Opening Remarks
9:00am     Innovative COVID-19 Transition ideas
10:15am   Moving Businesses Online
11:00am   Social Media Best Practices
12:00pm   Keynote and Q&A
1:00pm     Local Tourism Trends
2:00pm     Creative Placemaking with Public Art
3:30pm     Happy Hour/Trivia
4:20pm     Closing Remarks

Friday, November 13
8:30am     Opening Remarks
9:00am     Building Government Relationships
10:15am   Advocacy on Main Street
11:00am   COVID-19 Liability and ADA Compliance
12:00pm   Keynote and Q&A
1:00pm     SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness
2:00pm     Small Business & Main Street Funding
3:30pm     Happy Hour/Trivia
4:20pm     Closing Remarks

*Schedule is subject to change

Engaging Session Breaks

We know it is tough to be on Zoom for two full days. That is why we are excited to provide you with special exercise and dance party breaks throughout! Fitness moments will be led by Livermore Downtown superfans. Dance party breaks will feature Andre Thierry, headliner of Richmond Main Street Initiative's Spirit & Soul Festival. Take a listen to Andre's music here.

And a Happy Hour?

Two, in fact! We'll spend time together in the afternoons socializing with our colleagues, discussing ideas from the day's sessions, and playing a round or two of trivia. Be sure to bring your own beverage and your favorite fun Main Street story to the Happy Hours for a chance to win great prizes.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Remarks

Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center, will kick off our conference with opening remarks.


Disaster Preparedness

Manuel Ochoa, Founder of Ochoa Urban Collaborative, will discuss commercial district disaster preparedness.


Public Art & Activism

Erik Gonzalez, Executive Director of Urbanist Collective, will share insight on the intersection of public art and activism.


Thank You to our Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Repair, Recover, Revive! Conference?
Learn more about levels of sponsorship here or email Amanda Elliott, CAMSA Director, at AElliott@savingplaces.org.