Northeast Regional Conference

April 03 - 05, 2019
01:30 pm - 11:00 am ET
New Brunswick NJ

CONFERENCE

Registration open.

Overview

Join us April 3-5 in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.

The 2019 Northeast Regional Conference brings together local government leaders with a passion for becoming the next great smart community. At this year's event, it is ICMA’s goal to help you and your team build a playbook filled with innovative ideas, and to help you develop clear goals that guide how to approach, employ, and regulate the use of new technology as it becomes available in 2019 and beyond.


WHAT WE'LL DISCUSS

  • The connection and content skills you need to reshape and create new innovations in your organization and community.
  • Effective command and control structures to manage the impacts of technological forces. 
  • The most important factors in succeeding in the quest to become the next great smart community.
  • How to measure the effectiveness and impact of different initiatives and policies.
  • How the “best ideas” are generated.

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: XAVIER HUGHES

Communities around the world are challenged to keep up and more importantly keep ahead of the dramatic changes and opportunities technology presents. As chief technology and innovation officer of ICMA, and former chief innovation officer at the U.S. Department of Labor under the Obama Administration, Xavier will discuss key elements of the local leader's innovation playbook as well as demonstrate ways innovation is as much a playbook as it is a platform to propel success and prosperity across people, process, policy data, and technology ventures.

"True innovation is not just changing something with the blind hope that it improves. Any and all responsible innovation must be planned, measured, evaluated, and continuously improved. I call it "responsible prototyping." It’s not a one-time shot, it’s a lifelong commitment."
 

ICMA UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Peggy Merriss, retired city manager, Decatur, Georgia

Ron Carlee, DPA, Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

REGISTRATION

Register now, there are only 100 spaces available for the Northeast Regional Conference.

REGISTER

Additional team members receive a discount of $100 off their registration. Register yourself today, share the discount code included with your registration confirmation with colleagues, and get them excited about the latest technologies and innovations in the local government profession.

Planning to bring your partner to the Northeast Regional Conference? Please contact Matt Watson (mwatson@icma.org) to submit the information for their badge. Please note that while partners do not need to register for the Northeast Regional Conference, they will need a ticket for any field demonstrations, and will be charged a fee of $60 after the close of the event if they attend any of the receptions during the Conference.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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Wednesday, April 3         

12 p.m.-5 p.m. | Registration

1:30-3:30 p.m. | New Brunswick Field Demonstration:  Arts Center and New Brunswick Redevelopment

3:15-9 p.m. | Nominating Committee Interviews

3:45-4:45 p.m. | Connection Before Content

5:30-6:30 p.m. | Reception

Thursday, April 4  

7:30-8:30 a.m. | Innovation Showcase/Breakfast

8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Registration

8:45-9:45 a.m. | Keynote: The Innovation Playbook for Local Government

10-11 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout I: From Analog to Digital – How to Emerge Victorious in the Smart City Rush
  • Breakout II: Northeast Roundtable session         
  • Breakout III: AI & the City – Presented by ZenCity

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Envision ICMA – Expand and Diversify ICMA Membership

12:30-1:45 p.m. | Innovation Showcase/Lunch

2-3 p.m. | Breakout Sessions               

  • Breakout I: From Analog to Digital – How to Emerge Victorious in the Smart City Rush
  • Breakout II: Northeast Roundtable session
  • Breakout III: AI & the City – Presented by ZenCity

3:15-4:45 p.m. | ICMA University Workshop: Five Key Questions to Answer before You Create an Innovation Incubator in Your Organization

4:45-5:45 p.m. | Ethics Conversation on Tenets 5 and 6

6-9 p.m. | Reception

Friday , April 5

8-9 a.m. | Innovation Showcase/Breakfast

9-10 a.m. | Innovation in the Fire and Rescue Services

9-11 a.m. | ICMA University Workshop: Implicit Bias: A Barrier to Creativity, Innovation, & Inclusion

THE VENUE 

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick | 2 Albany Street | New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Room rate: $175 | Reservation cut-off date: March 13 (group rate will not be honored after March 13)

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now


Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

EXPERIENCE NEW BRUNSWICK

From the mid-17th century to present day, New Brunswick is full of rich history, facts and details, places and structures, and the many people who contributed to its prominent growth over these many decades. Click the resources below to explore the city:

Attractions | ShoppingFood and Drink 


NORTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS - THANK YOU! 

 

Event Details

    When

  • April 03 - 05, 2019
  • 01:30 pm 11:00 am ET
  • Registration Deadline: 03/20/2019

    Where

  • 2 Albany Street New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
  • New Brunswick NJ

    Price

  • Member Price:$329.00
  • Non-Member:$429.00

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