Connect with Industry Peers
One of IDA’s most popular member benefits, IDEA Connection, is a virtual community and easy one-stop-shop for connecting with peers, sharing best practices and exchanging ideas. You can quickly ask and respond to questions, contribute resources and connect with peers by searching member profiles. In the past year, IDA’s online community of over 2,800 members has started over 1300 new threads, posted 3450 discussion replies, sent 1400 messages and shared 700 resources. Interested in getting connected?
Instantly Get (and Give) Answers
IDEA Connection allows users to instantly pose and respond to questions. From retail best practices to planning special events, situations often arise where the opinion or expertise of a peer from another district is your most valuable resource. You can ask those questions instantly to make better, faster decisions. Remember, sharing is a two-way street, so if you have a helpful tip or experience, be sure to jump into the conversation. Together, we’ll grow the body of knowledge and best practices for our industry.
Find and Connect with Industry Professionals
Enhanced member profiles pull information directly from LinkedIn, allowing you to find colleagues in the urban place management industry. Search by title, geography or biography. Make sure to populate your profile so members from around the world can find you!
New to IDEA Connection?
Read the “Welcome to IDEA Connection” document to get started. Or view our “Membership Benefits Explained” webinar for instructions on how to use IDEA Connection. Corporate members, please review the “Corporate Members & IDEA Connection” document here.