Be a Thought Leader

Solution Sessions offer a unique education and marketing opportunity for organizations to reach elected city officials and senior city staff. These sessions will provide your company with a platform to share products and solutions for cities, demonstrate thought leadership, provide industry analysis, deliver case studies and best practices in your industry, or create dialogue and the exchange of ideas on a topic important to elected officials. To make your session more attractive, NLC recommends that you co-present your session with a municipality.


  • Date: Thursday, November 8, 2017
  • Times: 8:00 – 8:45 am, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (This timeframe overlaps with the Exposition Hall hours, but not the conference programming.)
  • Session length: 45 minutes
  • Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Room Setup: Set for up to 100 attendees
  • Sponsorship Fee:$6,000 | NLC Corporate Partners. $10,000 | Non-Partners

The sessions will be promoted on the City Summit website schedule, in pre-conference email alerts to registered attendees and in the conference guide. Attendees are able to participate in the Solution Sessions as part of the conference registration fee – no additional fee will be charged.

Application Process

NLC is currently accepting applications for Solution Sessions. The application requests information about the proposed session, including title, description and speakers, and a commitment from the submitting organization to pay the appropriate fee and agree to NLC terms and conditions. Applications must be received electronically by NLC by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Selection Process

NLC’s goal is to provide a wide breadth of sessions covering a variety of solutions and issues. Sponsored solution sessions should provide educational value to the delegates in attendance. Only one workshop submission per company is permitted.

Alignment with the topical areas of the conference is not required. Timeliness of the issue or solution, applicability to municipalities and strength of the session description are important.


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