About ICMA Annual Conference

The largest gathering of local government professionals in the world.

About Baltimore

Join us in Baltimore for the 104th ICMA Annual Conference, September 23-26, 2018.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The exhibit hall is about networking, education, and finding the best solutions to your local government management issues.

Virtual Conference Archives

Purchase the 2017 Virtual Conference archives and watch it on demand for up to one year!

Let's Get Social: Stay Connected with the Annual Conference

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Future and Past Conferences

Since 1914, ICMA has sponsored an annual conference that enables local government managers and their staffs to network, discuss key management issues, review major local government developments, adopt policy statements, and conduct association business. Conference keynote addresses, educational sessions, workshops, and field demonstrations provide attendees with an unparalleled opportunity for acquiring new tools and techniques to address the problems facing communities and local government administrators today. Questions about the ICMA Annual Conference can be e-mailed to customerservices@icma.org. Future Annual Conference Dates and Locations Baltimore, MarylandSeptember 23-26, 2018 Nashville/Davidson County, TennesseeOctober 20-23, 2019 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSeptember 27-30, 2020 Portland/Multnomah County, OregonOctober 3-6, 2021 Columbus/Franklin County, Ohio September 18-21, 2022 Austin/Travis County, Texas October 1-4, 2023  Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, Pennsylvania September 22-25, 2024 Tampa/Hillsborough County, Florida October 26-29, 2025   Past Annual Conference Dates and Locations  Questions about the ICMA Annual Conference can be e-mailed to customerservices@icma.org.

2017 Conference Highlights

2017 San Antonio Conference Draws Record Attendance

Nearly 4,000 attendees convened in the world's 2nd largest council-manager city to learn, share, network, and grow.

Annual Conference Session Handouts

Get the handouts from the 103rd Annual Conference.

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Ott Provides Updates on Strategic Plan Progress

A short video and printed Envision ICMA 2017 Progress Update are available.

Katz Sees Cities Leading the Way in Century Ahead

Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, covered The New Localism at the ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio.

Siddique Challenges Leaders to Become Agents of Change at Conference Kickoff

Author Rabia Siddique kicked off the 103rd ICMA Annual Conference with her message of how one person has the power to create change.

Moral Leadership in Action

Chávez Propelled by a Lifelong Desire to Transform the World through Servant Leadership

Bailey Urges Conference Attendees to Lead Amidst Uncertainty

Wednesday's ICMA Annual Conference keynote shares core principles for developing leadership insights and moving others forward.

Florida Focuses on the New Urban Crisis Taking Place in Many U.S. Cities

Monday keynote urges conference attendees to focus on inclusivity in their communities and devolution in their government.

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