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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 »

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 »

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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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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

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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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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

My Brother’s Keeper Local Youth Town Hall and REAL Redlining Exhibit Opening Reception

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Nearly 200 cities joined the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge, a program to improve the outcomes for boys and men of color— launched in 2015 by President Obama. City leaders have agreed to take action by launching city-wide initiatives, starting mentoring programs and changing local policies. As city leaders seek to build on current... Read more »

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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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 »

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 »

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Youth Delegate & Young Municipal Leader Dessert Social

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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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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 »

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 »