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Welcome to the Future of Downtown presented by the Downtown Austin Alliance! As downtown’s steward and champion, we are bringing the best parts of downtown to ACL Live to celebrate more than 30 years of the Downtown Austin Alliance with our community partners, stakeholders and future leaders on May 15, 2024. Buy Your Ticket Now.

We will highlight findings from our annual State of Downtown report, share wisdom and inspiration from our keynote speaker and showcase the vibe of Austin through local artists, rockin’ musicians and more. Enjoy light bites, drinks and live music. Join us on May 15, 2024.

All Tickets to the Future of Downtown Include

  • Happy Hour with complimentary food and beverages
  • A printed copy of the 2024 State of Downtown Report featuring a comprehensive look at current market conditions – from downtown development, employment and talent to culture, placemaking and mobility
  • Live music and art
  • Downtown Austin swag

Every dollar raised from ticket sales goes to our 501(C)3, Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation, which reinvests every dollar back into the community.

About the State of Downtown Report

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

The annual State of Downtown report is a market snapshot illustrating downtown’s central role 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 and mobility downtown while sharing our accomplishments & priorities for the next few years. Explore our previous State of Downtown reports.


Future of Downtown Awards

Every year, the Downtown Austin Alliance recognizes dedicated people who make significant contributions or outstanding improvements to our downtown community at our annual Future of Downtown event. Recognition will be given to awardees in two categories: Meredith Powell Award for Community Culture & Downtown Vision Award. Learn more about the Downtown Awards.

Artwork by Fumihito Sugawara / Fumanstudios,

future of downtown sponsor block 2024

Past Future of Downtown Events

attendees at the future of downtown event presented by the downtown austin alliance at fareground in 2023

In 2023, we celebrated Downtown on Demand at Fareground Austin.

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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