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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mobile Workshop: Housing the Homeless with a Continuum of Care

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The City of Los Angeles in a broad-based partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the United Way and many service providers and housing developers are tackling the homelessness crisis by building a continuum of care to take our homeless residents from the streets into permanent supportive housing. Learn more about this innovative model from... Read more »

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mobile Workshop: Using Data to Fight Fires and Crime

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L.A., a city of 470 square miles and more than 4 million residents and visitors is one the largest, densest cities in the world which provides unique challenges for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). As a result, each agency has adopted innovative, technological functions to serve Angelenos and... Read more »

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 201: Activating Your Community – Citizen Engagement – The What & How

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Engaging your local residents in meaningful ways is not only vital to a thriving community but also an opportunity to create dialogue and move residents to action. Join Dr. Nick Mastronardi, data scientist, economist and civic engagement expert as he shares the ins and outs of why citizen engagement is key to community success. Dr. Mastronardi will... Read more »

9:00 am - 9:45 am

How Innovative Apps Are Changing the Public Safety Marketplace

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Come to see how FirstNet and the numerous apps being created are used to bring innovative solutions to the Public Safety marketplace. Presented by AT&T, an NLC Corporate Partner

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Overcoming Social Inequities with Technology, Today

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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 »

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Case Study in Collaboration: Cyber City San Antonio

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Come behind the scenes to learn about the City of San Antonio’s effort to leverage the federal cyber work programs at Joint Base San Antonio into a high value, high growth commercial base for the city, and how systems thinking is bringing together the state, local government, universities and businesses to drive this city-wide initiative... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Beyond Parades & Proclamations: Home Renovations for Senior Veterans

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NLC and Purple Heart Homes (PHH) have worked in ten cities to repair and modify the homes of more than two dozen senior veterans.  Come to learn how your city can improve efforts plans to meet the needs of all seniors by first focusing on America’s heroes.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Recreation, Youth Programs, Parks, and Avoiding Lawsuits: How Confident Are You in Your City’s Volunteer Background Screening Program?

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Over the last 10 years, there has been an abundant number of deficiencies identified in the traditional methods utilized to screen volunteers. These deficiencies are falling significantly short of the due diligent employment screening practices, which have placed all volunteer-dependent organizations and their members at serious risk. Addressing the need to upgrade background screening for... Read more »

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

The 2020 Count— Ask Census Experts

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Learn how to access and analyze the American Community Survey (ACS) detailed local population and housing information from Census experts using the new platform. This customer-focused platform allows easy access to Census data for all user levels and expertise. Get live demonstrations of this free tool, which provides city-level data tailored to your needs.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

World Cafe: Navigating the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

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Cannabis is an industry projected to grow at nearly 30 percent per year over the next decade. It is often hard to remember that just five years ago no state had legal adult use recreational cannabis. Today, 46 states have legalized some use of cannabis (95 percent of the American public), 29 have broad access... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Cybersecurity, Ethics and Liability in the Era of Big Data

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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 »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

World Café: Tools to Mitigate the Housing and Homelessness Crisis

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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.

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

Develop a Comprehensive and Balanced Housing Strategy

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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 »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Addressing Addiction in Small Cities

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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 .

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Overcoming Social Inequities with Technology, Today – Deep Dive

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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 »

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Building a Culture of Health and the Threat of Preemption

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A culture of health offers everyone the opportunity to make healthy choices and to increase their well-being. Cities are ideal places to build a culture of health because they are where many of us live, work, and play. As local leaders take steps to improve their communities by policy or programs, state legislatures are increasingly... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Film and Discussion: Heroin(e) Documentary

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Watch the Academy Award-nominated short film Heroin(e) and see first-hand how Huntington, West Virginia—where the overdose rate is 10 times the national average, manages the growing number of opioid overdoses, including prescription pain medications, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, and learn about the psychological toll it has on this community. Hear from police, judges, first... Read more »