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2023 BDA Study Tour

Downtown San Diego

Join the 2023 BDA Study Tour delegation visiting San Diego from September 27 - 29 to learn how its Downtown is creating vibrant neighborhoods, investing for growth, and adapting to challenges. This is an opportunity to see urban planning from a different perspective and strengthen relationships with other stakeholders invested in Downtown Bellevue’s success. Expect walking tours, site visits, presentations, unique experiences, and networking events. 

Paid registration is required and includes three lunches, two breakfasts, and one dinner. Delegates are responsible for booking their own flights and hotel stay. Upon registering, delegates will receive an email confirmation with the recommended flights and hotel. That confirmation email will also include details about the flight discount promo code and special room block rate. 

Registration Fee: $600

Register Here

Cancelation Policy 
Refunds are available up until August 15. Contact the BDA to facilitate a refund. 

What is a Study Tour?

The BDA organizes an annual group of community stakeholders to visit another downtown. Typically a three-day urban excursion, the study tour itinerary is designed to expose the group to a range of experiences that helps broaden their understanding of other downtown communities.

What to look forward to:      

  • Walking tours guided by local experts.
  • Hear from visionary leaders who are implementing plans, building projects and managing growth.
  • Network and build relationships with fellow delegates committed to strengthening the economic and cultural vitality of Downtown Bellevue.
  • Learn lessons and innovative ideas related to city building that help guide future decision-making in Bellevue.

Lessons attendees come back with:

  • In-depth look at attractions shaping the downtown experience.
  • Insight on core economic development, transportation and land use issues.
  • Review emerging opportunities and trends.
  • New strategies for shaping downtown livability.
  • Unique marketing practices that define and enhance a downtown's profile.

Past Study Tour Destinations

  • (2022) Arlington, Virginia
  • (2019) Dallas, Texas
  • (2018) Santa Monica, California
  • (2017) Nashville, Tennessee
  • (2016) San Jose, California
  • (2015) Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • (2014) Austin, Texas
  • (2013) Pasadena, California
  • (2012) Denver, Colorado

If you want more information about joining the next study tour delegation, please contact Matt Jack, Policy Director.