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DOWNTOWN ORLANDO BUSINESS NEWS13th Annual Orlando Women's ConferenceRegistration is open now for the 13th Annual Orlando Women's Conference, hosted by Dr. Phillips Center, on Thursday, September 14, 2023. This empowering day includes sessions with 30+ speakers, including DOP's President and CEO, Jill Vaughan. The conference also features exhibits, special presentations, and more, ending with a special networking reception. Click here to register! For sponsor and exhibitor info, email

CRA Special Events Grant ProgramThe downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency's CRA's Special Events Grant Program supports diverse arts and cultural opportunities to encourage a variety of entertainment within the area. The purpose of the program is to provide funding though grants to support events that promote the goals and objectives of the CRA's Redevelopment Plan for the area. Events held in the downtown area will serve to bring together a wide variety of people, both locally and nationally, to experience engaged programming that will help to build social connections and strengthen the economic development of the are. Applications are open now for events taking place November 2023 - April 2024. For more information, eligibility requirements, and the application, click here!Art² ParkArt² is new urban pocket park is currently being developed on the southwest corner of Orange Ave. and Robinson St. Park amenities will include a two-story container structure with a café, art gallery, stage, seating, and more. The park will also have audiovisual equipment throughout the footprint, space for two food trucks, green space for scheduled activities, and a downtown gateway feature. Click here to see the rendering and learn more!

DTO EVENTSDecades Night at Orlando PrideOrlando Pride is offering discounted tickets starting at $7 for their Decades Night this Friday, July 7 at 7pm. This will be a night full of fun for the whole family! Dress up to fit your favorite decade from the 70s, 80s, 90s, or 2000s! Tickets are limited, so get yours today!Orlando Ballet's 50th Anniversary SeasonDOP's new member, Orlando Ballet, is reflecting its 50-year history as well as its future as Central Florida's premier professional dance company through its 2023-2024 season. Reflections is the celebratory launch of Orlando Ballet's 50th season and offers a look back as well as ahead in terms of how the organization has evolved from its humble start to become one of Central Florida's leading performing arts organizations. Click here to learn more and see their upcoming celebratory performances!100 Year Celebration Signature Author EventMark your calendar! You don't want to miss Orange County Library System's event with international bestselling author Neil Gaiman in conversation with celebrated cartoonist Art Spielgelman on November 6th at 8pm. The acclaimed authors will discuss cartooning and writing, working across artistic mediums, friendship, identity, and more. The program is presented as part of the library's 100 Year Celebration, and will be held at Steinmetz Hall in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. A limited number of signed copies of select books by the authors will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets go on sale starting August 11th, so don't miss your chance!

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