Registration Nears Record: Be Part of NLC History - Attend Congress of Cities

By Becker, Christine | Nation's Cities Weekly, November 18, 1996 | Go to article overview

Registration Nears Record: Be Part of NLC History - Attend Congress of Cities


Becker, Christine, Nation's Cities Weekly


Record numbers of NLC delegates, spouses, and guests will converge on San Antonio early next month for the 73rd annual Congress of Cities and Exposition. Pre-registration by the November 1 cut-off date points to the possibility of new record for delegate attendance - surpassing the nine year old record of 4,553 paid delegates set in Boston in 1987.

The conference program will feature four general sessions all designed to help delegates begin to plan for the next millennium. In addition to keynote speeches by Futurist Alvin Toffler at the opening general session and HUD Secretary and Former NLC President Henry Cisneros at the delegates luncheon, the program will feature two panel discussions.

On Monday, December 9, CNN Anchor and Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff will lead a discussion about changing politics and governance. Panelists will include Chicago Tribune Columnist Clarence Page, Demographer Carol DeVita, Business Researcher Louise Yamata, and San Antonio Mayor Bill Thornton. Panelists will explore political, demographic, and economic issues that will influence cities and towns during the next century.

On Tuesday, December 10, Stanford Law Professor Kim Taylor-Thompson will lead a discussion about the opportunities, challenges, and risks of the technology explosion. Panelists will include NLC Second Vice President Brian O'Neill, councilmember from Philadelphia, Mayor Karen Anderson of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Costis Toregas, President of Public Technology, Inc. …

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