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Council on Youth, Education & Families Meeting
Democratic Municipal Officials National Breakfast Meeting
Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge
National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
REAL Redlining Exhibit
Spouse/Guest Lounge Open
State League Legislative Briefing Breakfast
State League Staff Headquarters
Taste the flavors of Downtown Los Angeles – a neighborhood boasting of delicious ethnic eats, fascinating culinary history and incredibly captivating architecture. The Cultural Food Tour includes the Grand Central Market, Bradbury Building, and historic Biltmore Hotel. Departure: Walking tour departs the LA Convention Center at 9:30 a.m. Return: Walking tour will head back to... Read more »
Griffith Park and Observatory is over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas. The Griffith Observatory has three (3) Planetarium shows each day. Departure: Buses will depart from the LA Convention Center at 10:00 a.m. Return: Buses will depart at 2:00 p.m.
Expo Hall and Market Square Open
NLC Spotlight Theater Open
Learn how Oakland, California created a post-secondary education culture within their community. Discover strategies from the Oakland Promise cradle-to-career initiative on how to obtain better outcomes in education and future workforce.
Is the next generation ready for the future of work? City leaders can be proactive to prepare youth for the workforce by implementing effective strategies that promote professional development long before they enter the workforce. Come to learn how to cultivate a successful workforce that supports sustainable economic growth. During a panel discussion, you’ll hear insights... Read more »
The benefits of big data are endless but collecting, utilizing and storing data present ethical and security risks for government and privacy risks for communities. During this panel discussion, learn the role city leadership plays in ensuring cybersecurity is a priority underscoring initiatives that collect and house residents’ data. Take advantage of the time to ask panel... Read more »
Need advice on how to prepare for a disaster and persuade residents to evacuate? What about leading a response? Maybe you need insights into working with FEMA. Good disaster planning is important, but lessons from real experiences provide even greater value. Watch interviews with elected officials and specialist on the leader perspective versus the technical... Read more »
The National League of Cities has called on Congress to “Rebuild and Reimagine” American Infrastructure, but is your city ready for what may come next? Come to learn how your city can manage the comprehensive infrastructure projects of today, meeting multiple needs across transportation, water, and energy sectors. Hear leaders share stories about local governments... Read more »
Smart Cities Sharing Summit – By Invitation Only
This is an exclusive opportunity to have meaningful discussions about housing and homelessness topics with peers and experts. Get solutions to address housing issues like affordability, access and preservation of existing inventory. Hear how leaders develop new communities and implement policies that will safeguard affordable housing for all and take home strategies to address homelessness.
Throughout our country’s history, youth have made change by speaking up, educating and organizing their peers and advocating to adults in the political system. Hear about powerful examples of youth taking the lead to create change based on their own personal experiences and their unique understanding of American history.
Hear from city leaders participating in the NLC University Leaders Lab Cohort. Five mayors and six chiefs of staff will present in a TED talk style format on what they have been doing to build inclusive communities. At the beginning of 2018, each participant developed a unique project specifically designed for their respective community. Learn... Read more »
There is a walk of fame for actors and actresses, yet before their fame there was always a teacher’s encouragement driving them to achieve. The Walk of Hearts Foundation recognizes exceptional educators for their commitment, innovation, and positive influence on their students’ lives via a walk of fame dedicated to exceptional educators. The ideal nominee... Read more »
Interested in supporting children and youth across your city with quality afterschool and summer learning experiences? Concerned about the skills they need to be successful in our changing workforce? Attend the 13th annual APAN Luncheon meeting to gain knowledge, strategies, resources, and tools on how to use your municipal leadership to promote afterschool and summer... Read more »
Lunch in Expo Hall
How are cities leveraging America’s aging population? Today there are 48 million Americans 65 and older, and by 2060 it will be 98 million. The San Jose Mayor’s office provides a powerful model for cities to engage seniors. Since 2016 the city has partnered with Encore.org to leverage older adults as innovators in the public... Read more »
State League Executive Directors and President’s Lunch – By Invitation Only
Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award Luncheon
Learn more about Los Angeles’s current and future practices of environmental and sustainability programs for the convention center. Learn about the historical and benchmarking events of the facility, get an overview of programs at the building and future expectations for the Los Angeles Convention Center facility and the City.
The WaterNow Alliance Project Accelerator provides cities nationwide with free technical and program assistance to jumpstart local sustainable water projects. WaterNow has partnered with San Clemente to develop a framework to work with the Home Owner Associations (HOA) to help them irrigate better and smarter and reduce water waste. With large areas of outdoor landscaping,... Read more »
Youth Chaperone Workshop: Update on Youth Councils Across the U.S.
Youth Delegate & Young Municipal Leader Dessert Social
As cities across the nation continue to grapple with the growing housing affordability crisis, the need for locally informed housing strategies is ever present. What are the key elements of a local housing strategy? How can you ensure all residents benefit? What are examples from other cities? Come to learn about a new resource available... Read more »
Too often people suffering with addiction end up entangled in the criminal justice system. Learn about the opportunities that exist for small cities to address addiction including public health responses and pre-arrest diversion. Hear a panel of local leaders and experts discuss different approaches that their cities have taken to address addiction .
Discover the economic benefits the entertainment industry brings to cities. Panelist will discuss the advantages for cities regarding job creation and consumer spending, of a TV show or movie locating in your community. Discover how municipal officials can attract movies and TV shows to their cities and what producers and production companies are looking for... Read more »
Race is not biology. It is a social construct ingrained in politics, economics and culture—and carries various economic impacts and outcomes for communities. Learn the ways America’s institutions and policies, such as redlining and housing policy, advantage some groups at the expense of others. After the film, join in on a dynamic discussion that will... Read more »
Stronger local democracy is critical, especially during times of national political turmoil, like we’re experiencing today. Join city leaders as they go deeper on a range of topics focused on strengthening the capacity of local government and the vibrancy of civic participation. Local leaders will learn how to overcome the structural hurdles to building local... Read more »
2017 was the costliest year for natural disasters in United States’ history. It has long been known that every $1 spent on disaster mitigation saves at least $4 in recovery costs, and new tools are making it easier than ever to prioritize your investments. The implementation of technological advances can significantly reduce the time between... Read more »
Automation is one of the formidable forces molding the changing economy. It has the potential to impact people across sectors and at various levels of employment and education. From manufacturing and supply chain to retail and food service, many jobs are vulnerable to automation. City leaders will learn to prepare communities for the future of... Read more »
Western Municipal Association Meeting
Military Communities Council Meeting
In the richest country in the world, why are so many children not school ready by the time they reach kindergarten? A child’s earliest surroundings and interactions shape the developing brain, building the foundations for life-long cognitive and emotional development, even mental and physical health. Early childhood experiences form the basis for kindergarten readiness, which... Read more »
First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting
Large City Council Meeting
Could technology make a difference in speeding up how we respond to social inequities? Governments around the nation are faced with issues like homelessness, blight, opioid addiction, access to care, veterans’ services, access to transit, and many more. This session will explore how technology can bridge the gap between resources and the less fortunate as... Read more »
REAL (Race, Equity, And Leadership) Council Meeting
Small Cities Council Meeting
University Communities Council
Pensions play a critical role in the ability of local governments to attract and retain talent. The costs associated with this employee benefit, however, can be substantial. Looking at the total employee compensation package is important for cities, especially when the state pushes down higher healthcare and pension costs. Learn the makeup of the compensation... Read more »
Cities are partnering with technology partners like never before to innovate and reimagine what moves on city streets, curbs and sidewalks. Hear from five leading cities of all sizes and their technology partners who are using scalable projects to remix street patterns, bring autonomous transit fleets to local roads, set up bike and scooter sharing... Read more »
Youth will interact with college students to learn how they stay civically engaged after high school and how their college studies and activities will prepare them for careers in the future.