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Welcome to the Future of Downtown: Downtown on Demand, presented by the Downtown Austin Alliance. As downtown’s steward and champion, we’re bringing the best parts of downtown to Fareground to celebrate 30 years of the Downtown Austin Alliance with our community partners, stakeholders and future leaders!

We’ll highlight findings from our annual State of Downtown report and new strategic plan, share wisdom and inspiration from our keynote speaker, GRAMMY nominee SaulPaul, and showcase the vibe of Austin through local artists, rockin’ musicians and more. Enjoy light bites, drinks and live music. Join us May 17, 2023.

Purchase your Early Bird Tickets now! 

  • One Person: Early Bird + Member: $100 | GA: $125
  • Five People: Early Bird + Member: $425 | GA: $530
  • Eight People: Early Bird + Member: $680 | GA: $850

Early bird extended through 4/7. Prices increase on 4/8.

Every dollar raised from ticket sales goes to our 501(c)3 organization supporting the programs of the Downtown Austin Alliance.

saulpaul keynote speaker announcement for downtown austin alliance's 2023 future of downtown event

All tickets to the Future of Downtown include:

  • Happy Hour with complimentary food and beverages
  • A printed copy of the 2023 State of Downtown Report featuring a comprehensive look at current market conditions – from downtown development, employment and talent to culture, placemaking and mobility
  • Access to live music and more
  • Downtown Austin swag


5:00 – 6:00 pm: Doors open. Make your way through registration and start networking while munching on Fareground food and drinks.

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Featured program begins. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Future of Downtown: Downtown On Demand.

7:00 – 7:30 pm: Say goodbyes during the post-program networking session.

About the State of Downtown Report

Downtown Austin is one the most dynamic urban cores in the world and is a vital anchor to our region. Home to world-renowned events, a hotbed for real estate development and innovation and the center for social activity and civic engagement, downtown Austin has sustained its vitality over the past three decades.

Our annual State of Downtown report is a market snapshot illustrating the central role downtown plays as Austin’s economic, governmental and cultural center. This report provides benchmark data behind Austin’s most important economic sectors, including real estate development, office and employment statistics, residential analysis, tourism, safety, parks and placemaking, homelessness, mobility and sharing the Downtown Austin Alliance’s priorities for the next five years.

How to get here:

The event will be held at Fareground in downtown Austin located at 111 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701. We encourage you to use alternative modes of transportation to get to the event. Walk, bike, carpool or take transit if you can! Click here to plan your trip with CapMetro.

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We can’t wait to see y’all there!


A very special thank you to all of our Future of Downtown: Downtown on Demand and State of Downtown sponsors.

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Past Future of Downtown Events

future of downtown event at waterloo greenway park in 2022. people gathered for networking and a presentation by jenell moffett

In 2022, we celebrated the downtown you will always love at Waterloo Greenway’s Moody Amphitheater.

Lady Bird Lake

In 2020, we showcased our resiliency as a city in our Future of Downtown broadcast.

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