Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Why You Should Attend the Congress of Cities & Exposition

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Why You Should Attend the Congress of Cities & Exposition

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Registration for NLC's Congress of Cities & Exposition, November 30 to December 4 in Denver, is now open.

If you're thinking about attending your first NLC Congress of Cities & Exposition, we encourage you to register now and take advantage of the early bird rates while they last. The conference is the ideal meeting for municipal leaders and city staff to acquire the latest information on economic development, revitalization of infrastructure, new methods to tackle public finance, updated public safety information, innovative ways to create sustainability and ways of implementing policies and programs for their community.

Each year, more than 2,500 local elected officials come together to learn, share, and network. Approximately 500 first-time attendees join the conference each year, and once you attend your first Congress of Cites & Exposition, it won't be your last. When you attend this year in Denver, here's what you can expect:

* General session speakers who are the newsmakers and political pundits of our day, giving you the inside track on what is happening both in and outside of Washington.

* More than 30 workshops on topics critical to municipalities with some workshops directed at policy makers and others created especially for those who implement programs.

* More than 20 Leadership Training Institute seminars offering in depth professional development and skills training to strengthen your leadership skills.

* The ability to ask questions and learn about federal programs and policies that impact your city from the people who work closely with the White House and Congressional staff members on the issues that matter to you as a local leader. …

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