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2018 ICMA Annual Conference News & Highlights

Learn what our staff is excited to share, read what our panelists are writing, and check out our Conference recaps below.

LocalGovGo Photo Contest Returns to the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

Twitter Photo Contest returns September 23 at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore.

Coaching Events at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

Coaching helps everyone benefit from sharing best practices and gaining perspectives from others with a fresh perspective.

Self-Service Kiosk Stations Are A New Feature at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

This year's registration area will have a new feature to make your registration check-in quicker and easier!

ICMA-RC Conference Offerings Help Local Government Professionals Plan for the Future

ICMA-RC will be offering several sessions at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference to help you plan and prepare for the future.

Organizational Excellence Workshops at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

Interactive workshops that focus on the role of visions, strategic plans, and values in the context of organizational excellence.

Workshop: Fatal Flaws of a Council-Manager Relationship

In this ICMA University workshop, prepare to discuss the key elements to making the council-manager relationship successful.

Equity and Inclusivity Sessions at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

These ICMA Annual Conference sessions focus on being a more inclusive and diverse local government organization and community.

Community Resilience and a Second Thousand-Year Flood

The story of recovery and resilience of Ellicott City, Maryland, cannot yet be told.

Local Government Today is Not Your Grandparents’ Workforce

ICMA Annual Conference sessions that help employers with the changing dynamics of workplace culture, evolving technology, and job candidates’ expectations.

An ICMA Annual Conference Event Created for Assistants

Learn how other communities deliver services, engage residents, and strategically plan for the future.

Cigna Returns to ICMA Annual Conference as Diamond-Level Sponsor

New this year is Cigna’s Health and Well-Being Zone offering sessions where attendees can learn powerful techniques to help improve their physical and mental health.

The Rise of the Tech Savvy Executive in Local Government

To be successful, tech savvy local government executives need to consider doing these five things to put a smart community strategy to work.

Preparing for Your Role as a First-Time Administrator

Join these ICMA Annual Conference sessions to learn about “those other questions you should be asking” after you are hired.

11 Things Students Can't Miss at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

Must-attend sessions and events, must-see films, and can't-miss exhibits.

Form of Government Under Attack? Learn How to Fight Back!

Two longtime supporters of ICMA and the Florida City/County Management Association offer tips and tricks for implementing a successful form-of-government campaign.

Spread the Word About the 104th ICMA Annual Conference

We've created a suite of promotional tools for attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors to help us promote the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore while also offering you the ability to let your connections know of your participation. The content below is intended for use on websites, your social media pages, newsletters, blog posts, and presentations. 

Get Ready to Register: 2018 ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA is excited to continue its tradition of offering an abundance of educational, information-sharing, and networking tools to help local government professionals manage their communities in today’s complex environment.             

2018 ICMA Assistants’ Exchange

Don’t miss this preconference event, where you'll learn how other communities deliver services, engage residents, and plan for the future.

Conference Keynote Spotlight: Wes Moore

New York Times best-selling author, social entrepreneur, and motivational leader Wes Moore delivers the ICMA Annual Conference closing presentation.

Showcase Your Community in 2018 Through ICMA TV

The four days of programming will feature conference news, prerecorded community segments, and thought leadership films.

2018 Conference Keynote Spotlight: Greg Bell

Be energized and inspired by the concept of courageous leadership, as explained by Tuesday morning's conference keynote speaker.

2018 Conference Keynote Spotlight: Doris Kearns Goodwin

The popular historian and author returns to the annual conference stage as keynote speaker for the Monday, September 24, plenary at 8:30 a.m.

2018 Conference Keynote Spotlight: Daniel Pink

Pink joins the ICMA Annual Conference program lineup again this year as keynote speaker for the opening general session on Sunday.

Prepare to Get Psyched! ICMA 2018 Annual Conference Keynotes and More

Plan now to join us in B'more in September for the world's foremost professional development opportunity for local government leaders.