Why should you attend the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference?
It’s the go-to event for leaders of cities, towns, and counties of all sizes around the world. As the premier association of professional local government managers, ICMA's Annual Conference is an indispensable forum where leaders interact as they pursue the tasks of building sustainable communities and improving the lives of people worldwide.
Sure, we might sound a little biased. So here are three reasons to join us September 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland.
1. Outstanding keynote speakers.
Our keynote speakers will discuss a range of insightful, historical, and social-cultural issues including how to live richer, more engaged lives; leadership in turbulent times; how to unleash your own tenacity and cultivate the bravery and leadership potential of those around you; and how to evolve and inspire others.
2. Sessions full of innovative ideas and practical strategies.
To help fulfill your commitment to career-long learning and lead your community in light of today's challenges, this year’s conference will feature educational sessions on topics including sustainable communities and building communities that last; equity and social inclusion; the changing workforce; redefining community engagement; smart communities; and the challenges and responsibility of putting your well-being first. Plus, career tracks that are focused on assistants/early career professionals, county managers, senior/Credentialed managers, and small-community managers.
3. Tons of networking opportunities in Charm City.
Want to visit a U.S. National Historic Landmark? We have that! The Tuesday evening event is held at the B&O Railroad Museum – one of the most significant collections of railroad treasures in the world. Would you rather take a tour of the United States Capital in Washington, D.C.? We have that on the conference schedule, too! Our goal at #ICMA2018 is to boost your networking where you can catch up with colleagues, as well as enjoy the sights and sounds of Baltimore.
Need one more reason to join us? You can save the most money on your registration by registering on or before July 12!