2017 Workshop Topics

At City Summit 2017, you’ll have a selection of over 30 workshops from Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning. Please note that some of these may change or shift through June as programming is finalized. Stay tuned for full workshop titles and descriptions coming soon!


Smart Cities
Connected Vehicles
Collaboration for Infrastructure

Economic Development

Equitable Economic Development
Maker Businesses and Small Scale Manufacturing
City Branding
Creating a City Where Small Businesses Thrive

Public Health & Safety, Healthcare

Opioids/High Utilizers
Violence Reduction
Environmental Impacts on Health
Health Disparities


Affordable Housing
Vacant and Abandoned Housing
Homelessness World Cafe


Expanded Learning (out of school time)
Education and Workforce Development
Early Learning Cities

Small Cities

Big Ideas for Small Cities
Affordable Housing
Main Street Revitalization
Youth Engagement

Budgets and Management/Governance

Budgets and Revenue
Data Applications to Cut Costs and Improve Service Delivery
Retirements: Local Governments as Employers
Shared Services

Youth Development

Workforce Development for Youth/Economic Opportunity
Youth Engagement (Youth Master Plan/Developing Youth Voice)
Promoting Healthy Environments for Youth


Leadership and Community Resilience Program
Energy Policy


The Future of LGBTQ Leadership in America’s Cities
Philanthropy-Assisted Revitalization

In addition to these main workshops, the conference programming will include mobile workshops around the City of Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday, NLC University seminars on Wednesday and Thursday (offered at an additional fee), three plenary sessions and more.