DDI Events

Annual Meeting

DDI's Annual Meeting is an update on the organization's progress and accomplishments over the previous year. It brings together elected officials, downtown businesses and DDI supporters to network, hear new ideas from national experts and celebrate the people who keep downtown Durham vibrant and growing.

2018 Annual Meeting
November 29, 2018


The Next 25: Game Changing Trends That Will Shape Downtown Durham’s Future

Presented by: Durham.ID

Guest Speaker: Brad Segal of P.U.M.A.

Speaker Series

The three-part DDI Speaker Series brings experts to Durham to present innovative ideas that catalyze conversation about forward-thinking concepts. The free discussions are followed by networking receptions where members of the community can engage with the speaker in an informal environment. DDI also hosts follow-up meetings between the speaker, City and County officials and downtown stakeholders for a deeper dive into the topic.

2018 Speaker Series 1
August 29, 2018


The Urban Freeway Removal Movement

Presented by: McAdams

Guest Speaker: Ian Lockwood, Toole Design Group 

2018 Speaker Series 2
September 25, 2018


Inclusive by Design

Presented by: Perkins+Will

Guest Speaker: Zena Howard, Perkins+Will

2018 Speaker Series 3
October 17, 2018


Missing Middle Housing

Presented by: Downtown Durham, Inc.

Guest Speaker: Karen Parolek, Opticos Design

State of Downtown Durham

DDI’s new annual event highlights what’s happening now and what’s coming up in downtown Durham. A presentation from a nationally recognized speaker is followed by networking with partners, stakeholders and community members.

2018 State of Downtown Durham
April 17, 2018


The Value of Downtowns

Presented by: Wexford Sci Tech

Guest Speaker: Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3