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Midwest Community Development Institute 2023


What is Midwest CDI

The complete Midwest CDI program consists of attending three four-day sessions, referred to as Year One, Year Two, and Year Three.

Year One focuses on the foundations of community development. It covers community development principles and practices, strategic visioning and planning.

Year Two focuses on economic development, It covers the "nuts and bolts" of implementing specific economic development projects.

Year Three focuses on putting it all together: how to coordinate community and economic development efforts for the best possible results.

2023 Schedule Available Click Here...

Midwest CDI sessions will begin at 9 am on Monday, August 14, 2023, and will end at 12 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2023. Only participants who attend ALL sessions will receive credit.

Looking for the Advanced Year Registration, can be found by clicking HERE...

Hotel reservations can be made here...

OR dtspringfieldil.com



CDI sessions are held at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel located at 701 E Adams Street Springfield, Illinois, 62701. Participants staying at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel can receive the $85 plus tax conference rate if reserved before July 24th, 2023.


Early bird (register by June 30): $550

Regular (register by August 10): $600

Advanced Year* (register by August 10): $200

*To register for the Advanced Year, participants must have completed Years 1, 2, and 3. The cost of attending covers the entire week of institute sessions, materials, refreshments, and special events.

Qualified persons may register for the Advanced Year HERE:

Lunch is included on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Payment is due by June 30, 2023, to secure the Early-Bird rate. Check-in will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel from 8-10 am, on Monday, August 13, 2023. Registration is open through Tuesday, August 10, 2023.

Final payments are required by July 31, 2023, unless prior arrangements are made. Refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or before July 26, 2023, less a $50 processing fee.  After July 26, there will be no refunds.


A block of rooms has been reserved for Midwest CDI participants at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel (217-544-8800).  Please mention that you are attending Midwest CDI when making reservations to receive a special rate of $85/night.  Reservations must be received by July 24, 2023 to receive the special block rate.

Please mention Midwest CDI when making your reservation. For 2023, it is strongly recommended to make a hotel reservation early

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.