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Welcome Reception

Mingle with city leaders from across the nation as you peruse the products and services offered by over 250 exhibitors, all while enjoying live music, food and beverages. Back by popular demand, the exhibit hall will feature “Market Square” where you can buy local goods and meet local merchants and artisans bringing you the best of Los Angeles.

New Member & First Time Attendee Breakfast

New to the conference? Make some new friends right away at this helpful and welcoming breakfast event on Wednesday morning. In addition to the opportunities you’ll have to meet other newbies, long-time NLC members and staff, you’ll also learn more about the organization and get tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience.

Exhibit Hall Opens: Thursday and Friday

When it’s time to fuel up mid-day on Thursday and Friday, return to the exhibit hall alongside your fellow attendees and grab a bite while meeting more exhibitors.

State Municipal League Receptions

Looking for familiar faces? Join your state’s municipal league reception to gather with your home state peers. This is a great opportunity to catch up outside your state’s annual conference. Almost every state holds a reception at City Summit, usually Thursday or Friday evening.

State Municipal League Regional Briefings

Share insights with city leaders from your region. During the State Municipal League Regional Briefing, officials from various states provide updates on state policies impacting local level priorities and share success stories and challenges from their community.

Affinity Group Events

Join the NLC Constituency Group receptions, NLC Member Council meetings, NLC Federal Advocacy Committee meetings or networking events held by other groups, such as the Democratic and Republican municipal organizations. Not a member or a part of a group and just want to learn more? You can join too!

Young Elected Leaders Reception

Always guaranteed to be a good time, join this group to meet others as passionate and ambitious as you are about their local government role. This reception is generally for those age 40 and below.

Member Council Tailgate Reception

If you’re a member of one of the five NLC member councils, gather together for this special tailgate-style event on Friday evening.

NLC Showcase Theater

The new NLC Showcase Theater, located in the exhibit hall, takes the NLC Connection Lounge to the next level. Learn about successful and innovative initiatives across the organization directly from the NLC staff and city leaders working to make them happen. View the presentation schedule and descriptions here.

City Spotlight Theater

The new City Spotlight Theater features 25-minute presentations from city leaders, local partners and innovative organizations. Also located in the exhibit hall, the theater will provide a platform for attendees to learn about successes they can take home to their cities.

Market Square

Market Square features products from local Los Angeles merchants. The Market Square was created to provide attendees an opportunity to give back to the host-city community through the support of local businesses. The Market Square will also be a great place for the attendees to purchase a wonderful holiday gift for loved ones!  Jewelry, handmade wood crafts, wine racks, cutting boards, commemorative L.A. gifts, hand-cut paper silhouettes, and more will be available to attendees!  The Market Square will be open Wednesday from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and again from 3 – 5 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.