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Tentative Schedule of Events and Travel Planner. Events and timing subject to change.

8:00 am

Mobile Workshop: Building the Stadium of Tomorrow: How Inglewood is Revitalizing its Entertainment District

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 11:00am

Journey to the Premiere Center in Playa Vista, just around the corner from the construction site of the LA Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, to experience a simulation of what th... Read more »

(NEW) NLC University: Leadership 201: REAL Action – Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government Part II

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 5:00pm

As a continuation of the 101-level course, this is the next level of learning in which you will get an opportunity to dig deeper into understanding the components of institutional and systemic racism.... Read more »

Mobile Workshop: LA’s Green Infrastructure and Sustainability Tour

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 12:00pm

The infrastructure palette of a 21st Century city must include green infrastructure. From using vegetation to manage stormwater to restoring creeks and urban lakes, green infrastructure helps a city b... Read more »

Mobile Workshop: Creating the U.S.’s Greenest Port while Revitalizing the L.A. Waterfront

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 12:00pm

As the Port of Los Angeles continues to break cargo records, it also continues to reduce emissions as not only the largest but also the greenest U.S. gateway for seaborne trade. Join us as the tour of... Read more »

8:30 am

Mobile Workshop: An Urban Oasis: Downtown LA’s Arts District

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Tourists from across the country — and even the globe — travel to Los Angeles to get a flavor for the Arts District, walking along its many streets to sample the rich array of restaurants and ... Read more »

9:00 am

(NEW) NLC University Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 101: Communications Boot Camp – Advocacy: Leading Through Disruption & Supporting Community Dialogue through Communication

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Build and learn communication skills, strategies to support communication when leading and navigating community/regional disruption. ● What are tool and strategies for communicating during disruptio... Read more »

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NLC University Leadership 101: Parliamentary Procedure: Making Robert’s Rules Work for You

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Once you know the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order, how can you move to the next step? This interactive seminar provides insights and guidance that can transform your style of leading meetings and ... Read more »

Mobile Workshop: Watts Rising: How Community Led Change Made Lasting Impacts on Housing, Public Safety and the Local Environment

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

For years Watts has been undergoing a transformation by the community, for the community.  It has created the internationally recognized Community Safety Partnership program between the Housing Autho... Read more »

Mobile Workshop: Replacing a Hollywood Icon: Touring the $482 Million Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

The nearly half-billion-dollar Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is the largest bridge project in the history of the City of Los Angeles, making it one of the most expensive infrastructure proj... Read more »

NLC University Leadership 101: Civil Discourse in the Face of Incivility

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to develop your leadership skills in both every day and divisive situations, explore listening with the goal of understanding as an essential part of leadership, and provide an opportunity to pr... Read more »

NLC University Community & Economic Development 201/301: The Urban Plan for Elected Officials

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Developed by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Urban Plan is a realistic and engaging simulation in which participants learn about and wrestle with the fundamental forces that affect urban development. ... Read more »

12:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: The Huntington Library and Gardens

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. Attendees may visit the gardens, muse... Read more »

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1:30 pm

Mobile Workshop: Housing the Homeless with a Continuum of Care

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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... Read more »

Mobile Workshop: Using Data to Fight Fires and Crime

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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 (... Read more »

Federal Advocacy Committee Meetings

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

2:00 pm

(NEW) Community & Economic Development 201: What Works Cities Certification

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

All participants welcome, but we encourage attendees to have taken Certification 101 in advance. Regardless of whether you are far along in the process of using data to inform your city’s decisions ... Read more »

NEW) NLC UNIVERSITY: FINANCE AND BUDGETING 101/201: BUDGETING BASICS TO INTERMEDIARY BUDGETING

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

“The budget is the single most important policy document local government adopts.” How many times have elected officials heard this statement, and how many elected officials actually believe that ... Read more »

(NEW) NLC University Leadership 101: Leading Through Disruption- Navigating Innovation & Change

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

According to Forbes, "innovation and disruption are similar in that they are both makers and builders. Disruption takes a left turn by literally uprooting and changing how we think, behave, do busines... Read more »

NLC University Management & Public Administration 201: Using the Employee Benefits Package for Recruitment and Retention

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Saving for retirement is a priority for all generations. But various demographic groups differ in what they are interested in right now – Millennials are most interested in flexible work arrangement... Read more »

(NEW) NLC University Management & Public Administration 101: Effective City Council & City Manager Teamwork

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

In order to successfully deliver services to citizens, elected officials and the city manager must work as a team where everyone understands their role, gets to contribute their voice, and problem sol... Read more »

5:00 pm

Constituency Group Meetings and Events

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Expo Hall Welcome Reception

DATE: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 TIME: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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8:00 am

(NEW) Leadership 301: REAL Action – Advancing Racial Equity in Local Justice Reform Initiatives

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Building upon the foundational learning from 101 and 201, participants will explore the opportunities, challenges, and best practices for advancing racial equity through criminal justice focused polic... Read more »

Host City Mobile Workshops

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 11:30am

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NLC Board of Directors

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 10:00am

Mobile Workshop: Transforming Travel: The Airport of the Future

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 8:00am - 11:30am

Los Angeles International Airport is the second busiest airport in the United States and is currently undergoing $14 billion dollars in renovations. Those renovations include a redesign of every Termi... Read more »

8:30 am

Mobile Workshop: Utilizing Partnerships to Create the Hub of Cleantech Innovation

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 8:30am - 11:30am

The Los Angeles Arts District has transformed in recent years from industrial warehouses to a burgeoning urban oasis. Travel to the heart of this creative neighborhood dotted with murals, craft brewer... Read more »

9:00 am

(NEW) Community & Economic Development 201: On the Path to Certification: How to Talk about Your Data-Informed Government

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

1. Communicating with External Audiences: As local governments adopt best practices around using data and evidence, leaders that communicate ongoing progress create opportunities not only to celebrate... Read more »

(NEW) Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 201: Making Online Civic Engagement Work for Your City

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Civic engagement is crucial for building resilient communities, especially during these times of rapid change and increasing expectations of local government and leadership. Future civic engagement wi... Read more »

(NEW) Advocacy, Communications & Engagement 101: Census 2020: How to Set Your City Up for Success & Where to Start

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

The 2020 Census is a historic event with great importance to local leaders being the foundational piece to ensure proper appropriation of federal funding, congressional representation and offering vit... Read more »

NLC University Leadership 101: The Ethical Leader: Rules and Tools

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Ethical public leadership is more than simply following the law. This seminar enhances municipal leaders’ abilities to assess ethically difficult situations and to make ethically defensible choices.... Read more »

NLC Spotlight Theater Open

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 1:15pm

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Expo Hall and Market Square Open

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 1:15pm

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NLC Advisory Council Meeting

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 11:45am

Spouse/Guest Tour: The Getty Center, Los Angeles

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 4:30pm

The Getty Center includes both permanent and seasonal exhibitions in Art, Photography, Architecture and Gardens. Outlets are available to purchase lunch or for shopping. Attendees may visit the garden... Read more »

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(NEW) NLC University SEHHD 101: Effective Financing Strategies to Build Cities of Opportunity

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cities are under increasing pressure to address issues that affect the health and well-being of residents. At the same time, they face mounting constraints on resources. This training will: Introduce ... Read more »

3:30 pm

Improve Your City with Data Driven Leadership

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Data offers city leaders ways to improve services. Discover how you can use data to make the quality of life in your city better. Industry leaders and city leaders will discuss the practical applicati... Read more »

Film and Discussion: The Resilience Age

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

The Resilience Age documentary illustrates the impact of resilience in cities around the world that face challenges including climate change, sea level rise, economic disparity and pollution. By exami... Read more »

How the Gig Economy Can Help Cities Thrive

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

The gig economy in America is growing exponentially as more than a third of the workforce hold a contractor or part-time gig. From Uber to TaskRabbit, innovative mobile applications offer ways to find... Read more »

Navigating the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 TIME: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

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. ... Read more »

9:30 am

Spouse/Guest Tour: Eat Your Heart Out! Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Taste the flavors of Downtown Los Angeles - a neighborhood boasting of delicious ethnic eats, fascinating culinary history and incredibly captivating architecture. The Cultural Food Tour includes the ... Read more »

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10:00 am

Spouse/Guest Tour: Griffith Park and Observatory

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Griffith Park and Observatory is over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas. The Griffith Observatory has three (3) Planetarium shows each day.... Read more »

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10:30 am

FILM: Leading Through the Storm

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 10:30am - 11:45am

Need advice on how to prepare for a disaster and persuade residents to evacuate? What about leading a response? Maybe you need insights into working with FEMA. Good disaster planning is important, but... Read more »

World Café: Tools to Mitigate the Housing and Homelessness Crisis

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 10:30am - 11:45am

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 p... Read more »

Preparing to Rebuild and Reimagine Local Infrastructure

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 10:30am - 11:45am

The National League of Cities has called on Congress to “Rebuild and Reimagine” American Infrastructure, but is your city ready for what may come next? Come to learn how your city can manage the c... Read more »

Leadership, Ethics, and Liability in the Era of Big Data

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 10:30am - 11:45am

The benefits of big data are endless but collecting, utilizing and storing data present ethical risks for government and privacy risks for citizens. During this panel discussion, learn the role city l... Read more »

Building Foundations: Investing in Youth to Support Workforce Success

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 10:30am - 11:45am

Is the next generation ready for the future of work? City leaders can be proactive to prepare youth for the workforce by implementing effective strategies that promote professional development long b... Read more »

1:30 pm

Leveraging the Entertainment Industry for Economic Benefits

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Discover the economic benefits the entertainment industry brings to cities. From the largest cities and the smallest towns, city leaders will learn how to market your community to film production comp... Read more »

FILM: The House We Live In

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Race is not biology. It is a social construct ingrained in politics, economics and culture—and carries various economic impacts and outcomes for communities. Learn the ways America’s institutions ... Read more »

Reducing Costs in Emergency Management

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

2017 was the costliest year for natural disasters in United States’ history. It has long been known that every $1 spent on disaster mitigation saves at least $4 in recovery costs, and new tools are ... Read more »

Redefining Criminal Justice with Pre Arrest Diversion

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Too often people with mental health issues go untreated and end up entangled in the criminal justice system. Learn how to mitigate public safety challenges in your community by understanding the conne... Read more »

Public Forum: Strategies to Strengthen Local Democracy

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Stronger local democracy is critical, especially during times of national political turmoil, like we’re experiencing today. Join city leaders as they go deeper on a range of topics focused on streng... Read more »

The Future is Automated: How City Leaders Can Prepare for a New Economic Landscape

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Automation is one of the formidable forces molding the changing economy. It has the potential to impact people across sectors and at various levels of employment and education. From manufacturing and ... Read more »

3:30 pm

World Café: Modernizing City Thoroughfares: How To Maximize Use of Municipal Property

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Discover how to make more functional city thoroughfares. During a panel discussion of government officials and policy experts, city leaders will learn concepts on using right of way zoning to make roo... Read more »

Member Council Meetings

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Film Discussion: The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018 TIME: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Why are so many children in the richest country managing life so poorly? A child’s earliest surroundings and interactions shape the developing brain, building the foundations for life-long cognitive... Read more »

9:00 am

Big Ideas for Small Cities

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 10:15am

Small cities—populations under 50,000— represent most U.S. cities and towns. During this signature event, attendees will get ground-breaking ideas from fellow small city leaders proven to uplift t... Read more »

The Housing Crisis: Strategies for Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 10:15am

Housing is a complex issue that has risen to the top of the priority list in cities across the nation. Come to learn about the complex issues surrounding housing affordability, the impacts of healthy... Read more »

What your city’s budget says about local priorities

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - 10:15am

How cities decide to raise revenue and spend money should reflect its community values and priorities. What is your city's budget saying? Learn how to transform the budget and streamline the process t... Read more »

10:45 am

Building Broadband in Small Cities

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 10:45am - 12:00pm

Broadband fuels economic development and success in cities, yet too many small and rural communities have been left on the wrong side of the digital divide. In this session, learn how small cities can... Read more »

FILM: Heroin(e) Documentary

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 10:45am - 12:00pm

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... Read more »

Equity at the Forefront of Your Economic Development Toolbox

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 10:45am - 12:00pm

Cities thrive when the people thrive— making economic mobility, income inequality, and racial wealth disparity a priority for elected officials. Come to learn how city leaders are intentionally appl... Read more »

World Cafe: Strategies for Sustainable, Livable Communities

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 10:45am - 12:00pm

What’s your city’s livability score? Sustainability is a component of maintaining a good quality of life. City leaders will learn how creating sustainable cities aids in the development of long-te... Read more »

Ensuring Equity in Workforce Development Programming for Special Populations

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 TIME: 10:45am - 12:00pm

A skilled workforce is a major contributor to a growing economy.  As technology advances, cities must prepare for a new economic landscape that offers training and job opportunities to all constituen... Read more »