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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles arrive and depart from the street level entrance of the Convention Center along Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. Buses run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on Olive Street in front... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ask NLC Open

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The ASK NLC desk, located in the registration area in the West Lobby of the Convention Center, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how NLC is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events, or about the NLC Events App. Cities can... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

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On-site registration takes place in the West Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. All conference attendees must register, including delegates and guests, speakers, exhibitors and press. No one will be admitted to a session, workshop, or social function without a badge. Replacement badges cost $25 and can be requested at the on-site registration desk.... Read more »

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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The Spouse/Guest Lounge is in Show Office 509 of the Convention Center for spending down time between tours and programming. Spouse/Guests can also inquire here about Spouse/Guest Tour availability.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wellness Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles arrive and depart from the street level entrance of the Convention Center along Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. Buses run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on Olive Street in front... Read more »

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Ask NLC Open

Date: , Track: , Type:

The ASK NLC desk, located in the registration area in the West Lobby of the Convention Center, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how NLC is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events, or about the NLC Events App. Cities can... Read more »

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Registration Open

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On-site registration takes place in the West Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. All conference attendees must register, including delegates and guests, speakers, exhibitors and press. No one will be admitted to a session, workshop, or social function without a badge. Replacement badges cost $25 and can be requested at the on-site registration desk.... Read more »

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Wellness Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:30 am - 8:45 am

New Member and First Time Attendee Breakfast

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If this is your first conference, or you are a new NLC member, you won’t want to miss the breakfast on Wednesday, November 7 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. in Room 403AB of the Convention Center. This event is designed to get you acquainted with the programs, benefits and members of the organization and... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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The Spouse/Guest Lounge is in Show Office 509 of the Convention Center for spending down time between tours and programming. Spouse/Guests can also inquire here about Spouse/Guest Tour availability.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff Headquarters

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Build and learn communication skills, strategies to support communication when leading and navigating community/regional disruption. ● What are tool and strategies for communicating during disruption? ● How do you leverage your voice to lead positive disruption? ● Defining Disruption from a Communication Lens ● Explore Types of Disruption:  Growth (Airbnb) Depressed Economy (Closings) Natural Disasters... Read more »

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Racial Equity Forum: Philanthropy and Government

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Council on Foundations and National League of Cities will convene three conversations across the United States on racial equity. With support from the Lumina Foundation, philanthropic and government leaders will come together to raise awareness about the social impact of structural racism while highlighting current efforts to dissolve and resolve racial conflict and disparity. Elected... Read more »

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness: Using Data to Accelerate Community Efforts

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11:30 am - 4:15 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: The Huntington Library and Gardens

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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, museums, exhibits, and have lunch in one of the outlets or shop in the gift shop. If you wish to experience afternoon tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room,... Read more »

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Airport Noise Help

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Human Development (HD) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Information Technology & Communications (ITC) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Committee Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee Meeting

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Airport Noise Reception

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Policy Committee Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Conference Welcome Reception in Expo Hall

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The City Summit Expo Hall brings attendees the latest products, services and ideas – direct from manufacturers, consultants and specialists – and provides opportunities for information sharing during the conference. Don’t miss the conference opening reception, taking place Wednesday, November 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in West Exhibit Hall A. Enjoy entertainment sponsored... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Market Square Open

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Market Square NLC Market Square is back and powered this year by NLC Corporate Partner Square, Inc. Market Square was created to provide attendees an opportunity to give back to the community through the support of local and small businesses. It is the perfect place for attendees to purchase a unique holiday gift for loved... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Membership Committee & Regional Directors Nominations Hearing

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Women In Municipal Government (WIMG) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Membership Meeting

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Membership Meeting

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6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Route Fifty Navigator Awards

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In the third annual Navigator Awards, Route Fifty will honor 50 individuals and teams either working in or with state, county and municipal governments in the United States who demonstrated their ability to implement a great idea that improves public sector services and the communities they serve. Join Route Fifty for an evening of cocktails... Read more »

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Small Cities Reception

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Reception

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) Community Reception

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9:30 pm - 12:00 am

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) President’s Hospitality Reception

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6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC Open

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The ASK NLC desk, located in the registration area in the West Lobby of the Convention Center, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how NLC is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events, or about the NLC Events App. Cities can... Read more »

6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles arrive and depart from the street level entrance of the Convention Center along Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. Buses run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on Olive Street in front... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

Date: , Track: , Type:

On-site registration takes place in the West Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. All conference attendees must register, including delegates and guests, speakers, exhibitors and press. No one will be admitted to a session, workshop, or social function without a badge. Replacement badges cost $25 and can be requested at the on-site registration desk.... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wellness Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

NLC University Information Desk

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

Mobile Workshop: Transforming Travel: The Airport of the Future

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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 Terminal, a $4.9 billion people mover utilizing a 30-year DBFOM contract, runway improvements and more. You will also learn about LAX’s innovative local hire and training... Read more »

8:00 am - 11:30 am

NBC-LEO Historic Heritage and Economic Development Mobile Tour

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8:00 am - 10:00 am

NLC Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rose Center Fellowship Retreat

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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The Spouse/Guest Lounge is in Show Office 509 of the Convention Center for spending down time between tours and programming. Spouse/Guests can also inquire here about Spouse/Guest Tour availability.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:20 am - 11:30 am

Mobile Workshop: MyFigueroa: Creating a Multi-Modal Connection between Downtown and Major Cultural Assets

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Explore Downtown LA, the University of Southern California and Exposition Park: home to the LA Memorial Coliseum, Natural History Museum, California African American Museum, California Science Center, Banc of California Stadium and future home to the Lucas Museum on this e-scooter tour of the new MyFigueroa corridor. Learn how Los Angeles transformed one of its... Read more »

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Expo Hall and Market Square Open

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9:00 am - 11:00 am

National Association of Municipal Courts Meet and Greet

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Get an exclusive opportunity to participate in a small group roundtable discussion with local judges and city officials about municipal courts and hot topics arising from municipal court operations. Municipal courts are the judicial branch of city government, but legislative and executive branch officials may benefit from more information on the roles, benefits, and challenges... Read more »

9:00 am - 11:30 am

NLC Advisory Council Meeting

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9:00 am - 1:00 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater Open

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9:00 am - 9:25 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: Net Worth of Networking – There’s Value in Belonging

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Are you making the most out of your membership? Through the NLC network, city leaders receive access to solutions, peers, partners and experts. Discover the full value NLC offers city leaders and find out how to use the NLC network to strengthen your community. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to get acquainted with key NLC... Read more »

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: Seaside Escape: Explore Manhattan Beach & Manhattan Beach Studios

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Head to the coast for a tour a Manhattan Beach Studios and Manhattan Beach’s picturesque downtown home to Skechers Shoes World Headquarters! Start your morning with a tour of Manhattan Beach Studios Media Campus where media arts, studio production, new technology, and ideas converge to create the future of film, media, and entertainment! After the tour stroll... Read more »

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: The Getty Center, Los Angeles

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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 gardens, museum, exhibits or have lunch during this all-day tour. Departure: Buses will depart the LA Convention Center at 9:00 am and arrive at the Getty around... Read more »

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Tesla Ride and Drive – Information Expo Booth

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Strap into the future of automobiles with our Tesla Ride and Drive experience, taking place on Friday of the conference. Speak to representatives from Tesla in the Expo Hall on Thursday for additional details. Availability for the Ride and Drive is on a first come, first served basis.

10:15 am - 11:45 am

NLC Resolutions Committee Meeting

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10:15 am - 11:45 am

Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting

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10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Strong Southern Communities Initiative Roundtable Discussion

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session and Orientation

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Opportunity for Youth Delegates to network with peers from other cities and learn what to expect at the conference.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Corporate Partner and Member Engagement Luncheon

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch in Expo Hall

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Membership Luncheon

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

State League Executive Directors Lunch – By Invitation Only

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

YML Networking Area: Building a Peer Network of Ideas, Solutions and Actions

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1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Opening General Session

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The Opening General Session will feature welcome addresses by Los Angeles, California Mayor Eric Garcetti; Columbia, South Carolina Mayor and President of the US Conference of Mayors Stephen Benjamin; President and CEO of ICMA-RC Bob Schultze and Executive Director and CEO of the National League of Cities Clarence E. Anthony. NLC President and Little Rock,... Read more »

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dessert in Expo Hall

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Expo Hall and Market Square Open

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Hearing

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater Open

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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NLC Nominating Committee Hearing

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program – Advisory Council Meeting

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Community Leaders of America Republican Mayor and City Council Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Digital Cities Survey Awards Dinner – By Invitation Only

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Georgia Municipal Association Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Minnesota Cities Welcoming Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Corporate Partner and State League Reception – By Invitation Only

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Florida League of Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

North Carolina Leadership Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Cities Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Texas Municipal League Reception – Ticketed Event

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oregon/Washington Reception

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Large Cities Reception

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Evening Out

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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Networking Reception

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6:30 am - 7:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles arrive and depart from the street level entrance of the Convention Center along Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. Buses run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on Olive Street in front... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC Open

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The ASK NLC desk, located in the registration area in the West Lobby of the Convention Center, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how NLC is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events, or about the NLC Events App. Cities can... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

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On-site registration takes place in the West Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. All conference attendees must register, including delegates and guests, speakers, exhibitors and press. No one will be admitted to a session, workshop, or social function without a badge. Replacement badges cost $25 and can be requested at the on-site registration desk.... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wellness Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Council on Youth, Education & Families Meeting

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8 80 Cities will accept proposals for Wintermission project partners in three U.S. cities through November 29, 2018, to reduce social isolation and foster outdoor activity during the winter months. Wintermission will support these partners to become U.S. leaders in winter city planning, design, and programming, adapting experience that has developed in Canada. Selected cities... Read more »

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials National Breakfast Meeting

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8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast Reception: Forging the Future Between Cities and the Mobility Industry

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With the arrival of shared scooters and bikes, cities suddenly have an opportunity to expand transportation options for residents and visitors alike. But with this opportunity comes new challenges. Join a lightning panel with Remix, LADOT, and leading new mobility companies to discuss how together, we can create safer streets and healthier communities. An LA breakfast of donuts... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:00 am

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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The Spouse/Guest Lounge is in Show Office 509 of the Convention Center for spending down time between tours and programming. Spouse/Guests can also inquire here about Spouse/Guest Tour availability.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

State League Legislative Briefing Breakfast

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff Headquarters

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

General Session

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Our second general session on Friday morning will feature remarks from NLC Youth Delegates, a one-on-one conversation with Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan, and a presentation from Esri CEO Jack Dangermond. A panel on innovation, with representation from the private, academic and public spaces will round out the session. This session is sponsored by City... Read more »

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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

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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 Grand Central Market, Bradbury Building, and historic Biltmore Hotel. Departure: Walking tour departs the LA Convention Center at 9:30 a.m. Return: Walking tour will head back to... Read more »

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: Griffith Park and Observatory

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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. Departure: Buses will depart from the LA Convention Center at 10:00 a.m. Return: Buses will depart at 2:00 p.m.

10:15 am - 1:30 pm

Expo Hall and Market Square Open

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The City Summit Expo Hall brings attendees the latest products, services and ideas – direct from manufacturers, consultants and specialists – and provides opportunities for information sharing during the conference. Don’t miss the conference opening reception, taking place Wednesday, November 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in West Exhibit Hall A. Enjoy entertainment sponsored... Read more »

10:15 am - 1:30 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater Open

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Smart Cities Sharing Summit: Building Smart City Innovation Ecosystems

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America is filled with local leaders who are innovating and leveraging new technology by partnering with anchor institutions, startups, schools and others to help their cities thrive in the modern economy. Through specific and actionable commitments to new programs and initiatives, cities are reshaping the trajectory of their economies. Leaders from across the  country are invited to join NLC... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Youth Delegate Workshop: The Power of Youth Voice

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Throughout our country’s history, youth have made change by speaking up, educating and organizing their peers and advocating to adults in the political system. Hear about powerful examples of youth taking the lead to create change based on their own personal experiences and their unique understanding of American history.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

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Interested in supporting children and youth across your city with quality afterschool and summer learning experiences? Concerned about the skills they need to be successful in our changing workforce?  Attend the 13th annual APAN Luncheon meeting to gain knowledge, strategies, resources, and tools on how to use your municipal leadership to promote afterschool and summer... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in Expo Hall

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

State League Executive Directors and President’s Lunch – By Invitation Only

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Women in Muncipial Government Leadership Awards Luncheon

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Each year, WIMG and NLC recognize an individual for initiating creative and successful programs in municipal government that help their community, particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders. Our goal is to promote more representation of women in local government and to encourage more women to run for elected municipal... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award Luncheon

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12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Youth Chaperone Workshop: Update on Youth Councils Across the U.S.

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12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Youth Delegate & Young Municipal Leader Dessert Social

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Western Municipal Association Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Military Communities Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Large City Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

REAL (Race, Equity, And Leadership) Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

University Communities Council

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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Using Your Voice After High School

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Youth will interact with college students to learn how they stay civically engaged after high school and how their college studies and activities will prepare them for careers in the future.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Constituency Group Affinity Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Iowa League of Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Arizona Cities and Towns Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alabama Delegation Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

League of Kansas Municipalities & Missouri Municipal League Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Local Democracy Reception

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Youth Social at Lucky Strike @ LA Live

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

League of California Cities Reception

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Reception: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Young Municipal Leaders Network Reception – By Invitation Only

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Indiana Reception Honoring Incoming NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is slated to become NLC President on Saturday, November 10. Let’s celebrate like rock stars! Gary native and member of the Jackson 5, Tito Jackson, will be on-hand with his blues band to celebrate with Karen. So be a Dancin Machine, or on Saturday you’ll be in a State of Shock... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles arrive and depart from the street level entrance of the Convention Center along Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. Buses run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on Olive Street in front... Read more »

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ask NLC Open

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The ASK NLC desk, located in the registration area in the West Lobby of the Convention Center, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how NLC is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events, or about the NLC Events App. Cities can... Read more »

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Registration Open

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On-site registration takes place in the West Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. All conference attendees must register, including delegates and guests, speakers, exhibitors and press. No one will be admitted to a session, workshop, or social function without a badge. Replacement badges cost $25 and can be requested at the on-site registration desk.... Read more »

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Wellness Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:30 am

State League Staff Headquarters

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8:30 am - 10:00 am

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) General Membership Meeting

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8:30 am - 9:45 am

NLC University Awards Ceremony Breakfast – By Invitation Only

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Workshop: Building Confidence in Your Power to Create Change Part 1

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Build confidence in your ability to create change through interactive, skill-building activities and constructive feedback. Apply lessons from earlier youth delegate workshops to your own goals to create change using your story and politically-savvy advocacy.

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Building Confidence in Your Power to Create Change Part 2

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Build confidence in your ability to create change through interactive, skill-building activities and constructive feedback. Apply lessons from earlier youth delegate workshops to your own goals to create change using your story and politically-savvy advocacy.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) New Board Orientation Meeting

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12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon

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The Closing General Session and Delegates Luncheon will begin with the presentation of the John J. Stutz Awards, the 50 Year Milestone Awards and the Distinguished Service to Cities Awards. Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen and Starbucks Senior Vice President of Public Affairs John Kelly will provide remarks.... Read more »

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

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The Annual Business Meeting provides an opportunity for delegates from NLC member cities to participate in important organizational business. Voting delegates will act on a series of policy recommendations to help shape the federal advocacy agenda for 2019 and elect the NLC Officers and Board of Directors who will carry out that agenda and guide... Read more »

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Closing Event Shuttle Service

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Buses depart from each hotel from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 pm. The event is from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 pm. Return transportation to the hotel is from 8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on... Read more »

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HOST CITY CLOSING EVENT: Universal Studios Hollywood

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Enjoy an evening of Hollywood at its best! Buses will depart from each hotel and take registered attendees straight to Universal Studios Hollywood. Start your evening with the famed Studio Backlot Tour to see how Hollywood works its magic and makes your favorite movies. The Backlot Tour will carry you past The Bates Motel, Wisteria... Read more »

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

HELO Mobile Tour: Santa Monica’s Economic Development & Affordable Housing

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