Discovering Downtowns
Nashville 2023

NASHVILLE Economic Development Trip - May 21-23, 2023

Following the challenges of the pandemic, the Downtown San Diego Partnership has renewed its commitment to fostering a culturally vibrant and economically prosperous urban core in San Diego with the announcement of Discovering Downtowns – Nashville 2023. During this three-day trip, members will tour projects in line with those happening in San Diego, hear from experts on best practices and economic insights, enjoy networking opportunities with receptions and happy hours and strengthen the relationship among sister cities.

Downtown San Diego is well-positioned for significant growth over the next five years with transformational development projects under construction including IQHQ’s RaDD development, turning Tailgate Park from a parking lot to a vibrant mixed-use project and Horton Plaza in line to be Downtown’s first life-science hub. Paired with exciting infrastructure efforts including the Gaslamp Promenade, the Downtown Arts District and East Village Green Park under planning the delegation of the Downtown San Diego Partnership is eager to travel, tour and hear expert opinions on efforts of paralleled projects in the Downtown area of Nashville.

Our team intends to make this a regular experience to offer our membership. If you have ideas, comments or things you’d like to share with the team as we are building out our agenda, please contact Josh Coyne by e-mailing

Event Details:

Date & Time: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at (First event starts at 5:00 p.m.) – Tuesday, May 23, 2023 (Last event starts at 5:00 p.m.)

Hotel Location: 230 4th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37219

See below for detailed trip itinerary. A more detailed itinerary will be released early May 2023.


Individual – $1400

Early Bird (Before March 31) – $1300 

Tickets include all transportation (not to/from hotel and airport), means, and experiences. Tickets do not include airfare or hotel costs. 

*In an effort to provide an intimate learning environment during panels and tours, registration is limited and will sell out.

*Invoices for must be requested no later than May 1, 2023. After May 1, 2023 payments must be made via credit card or ACH.

Become a Sponsor

Title – $10,000   |    Partner – $5,000     |     Supporting – $2,500

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor of the Discovering Downtowns – Nashville 2023, please contact Josh Coyne at

Key Dates & Deadlines

January 31, 2023:
$200 deposit due

March 31, 2023:
Last day to get early bird special


Friday, April 21, 2023:
Hotel room block closes


Sunday, May 7, 2023:
Last day to register


Hotel Information

The Bobby Hotel
230 4th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37219

$309 + tax per night (special conference rate)

For this trip, our team has secured a hotel block with a special room rate of $309 per night for a standard room for the nights of May 21st-23rd. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 21, 2023 to earn the discounted room rate, reservations made after that date will be subject to availability and current rate. Click below to make your reservations today!

Trip Itinerary

Sunday May 21, 2023 – 6 p.m. | Welcome Dinner

Monday May 22, 2023: TBD 

Tuesday May 23, 2023: TBD 

Wednesday May 24, 2023: No programming


San Diego International Airport (SAN) → Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Sunday May 21st
Southwest Airlines (non-stop)
Departs SAN: 6:45 a.m.
Lands BNA: 12:40 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24th
Southwest Airlines (non-stop)
Departs BNA: 9:55 a.m.
Arrives SAN: 12:25 p.m.

Other non-stop flights are also available from Southwest. We encourage guests to plan to arrive at the hotel by 5 p.m. on Sunday and plan to stay through the closing plenary on Wednesday the 23rd beginning at 5 p.m.

Cancelation Policy

If you’ve registered for the Discovering Downtowns trip and need to cancel your registration, please see the following table for refund fee scales. Please note that any cancelations or no shows will not be refunded after May 1, 2023.

Cancel by:

April 1, 2023  | Refund rate: 100%

April 15, 2023 | Refund rate: 50%

May 1, 2023 | Refund rate: 25%