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. Save the date, and learn more about the conference below.


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

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
  • Appearances by California State Assembly member Buffy Wicks
  • Keynote addresses from state and national industry leaders
  • Social networking opportunities
  • And more!

Themes in Focus

2020 has been a year of change and challenges for downtown and commercial corridor leaders. We'll be focused on some of the most pressing issues in Main Street revitalization, including:
  • Legal Solutions
  • Retail Solutions
  • Creative Placemaking
  • Tourism in the time of COVID
  • Government Relations/Advocacy
  • Funding for Small Business and Main Street


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

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.

Keynote Speakers

National Main Street Center

Revitalizing older and historic commercial districts to build vibrant neighborhoods and thriving economies.


The California Preservation Foundation

Dedicated to protecting California's diverse cultural heritage and historic places.


The California Restaurant Association

The leading voice for California's restaurant industry, helping restaurateurs navigate the hospitality industry.