2020 ICMA Southeast Regional Conference

March 04 - 06, 2020
08:00 am - 06:00 pm ET



Join us for a 2.5-day conference filled with strategies, tools, connections, and all the things you need to drive your community better, faster, and further in 2020.

We're bringing the Southeast Regional Conference to Durham, North Carolina, March 4-6. The core focus of the conference is to help local leaders and their communities tackle gnarly issues - to inform and educate around key topics surrounding local government. You'll unlock presentations that deliver actionable tactics to solve your greatest challenges. You'll meet local government leaders from your region who are redefining how to manage the ever changing community challenges. And you'll gain the skills you need to keep ahead of the curve and continue your leadership and professional development in 2020.

Come join ICMA in Durham and share your gridlocks and success stories, equip yourself with new ideas from other community leaders, and refuel for the road ahead.


Conference Venue:
Durham Convention Center

301 W Morgan St., Durham, North Carolina

The 2020 ICMA Southeast Regional Conference will take place at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Conference Hotel:
Durham Marriott City Center

201 Foster St., Durham, North Carolina

We have secured a block of rooms at discounted rates for Southeast Regional Conference attendees at the Durham Marriott City Center. The hotel is attached to the Durham Convention Center.

Please note, our hotel blocks sell out each year and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The last day to book your room at the discounted price is February 12.

Rate: $159 per night plus taxes
Click HERE to book your room online.


8:00am-5:00pm | Registration Open

10:00am-11:30am | Historic Downtown Durham Walking Tour (There is an extra fee associated with this event: $20)

10:00am-12:00pm | Mobile Workshop – Tobacco to Tech Transformation: Growing a New Downtown Economy (There is an extra fee associated with this event: $25)

2:00pm-3:00pm | Breakout Sessions

2:00pm-4:30pm | ICMA University Workshop

3:00pm-3:30pm | Break

3:30pm-4:30pm | Breakout Sessions

4:45pm–5:45pm | Session: You Don’t know What You’re Missing: Making the Most of your ICMA Benefits

5:45pm-6:45pm | Welcome Reception

9:00pm-10:00pm | After Hours Reception

6:30am-7:30am | Yoga

6:30am-7:15am | Running Group (Self-Led)

7:00am-5:00pm | Registration Open

7:30am- 8:45am | Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am | Keynote/General Session

10:15am- 11:15am | Breakout Sessions

11:15am-11:30am | Break

11:30am-12:30pm | Breakout Sessions

12:30pm- 1:30pm | Lunch

1:45pm- 2:45pm | Breakout Sessions

2:45pm-3:00pm | Break

3:00pm-4:00pm | Breakout Sessions

6:00pm- 9:00pm | Networking/Social Event – West End Wine and Billiards Bar

6:30am- 7:30am | Yoga

6:30am- 7:30am | Running Group (Self-Led)

7:00am- 11:30am | Registration Open

7:30am- 8:45am | Breakfast

7:30am- 8:45am | State Leadership Breakfast (Invitation Only)

9:00am-10:00am | Breakout Sessions

9:00am- 12:00pm | Regional Nominating Committee (Invitation Only)

10:15am- 11:15am | Breakout Sessions


What Your Registration Includes: Inspirational breakout sessions, breakfast/lunch, our evening social events, and an ICMA University Workshop. Please note that there are additional fees for the Historic Downtown Durham Walking Tour and mobile workshop.

Team Rates: Want to send several people from your team to the Southeast Regional Conference? Register yourself today and you will receive a discount of 30% off per registration for one or more of your colleagues. Discount code will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

NACA Scholarship Opportunity: With the generous support of ICMA-RC, NACA is offering one scholarship for the Southeast Regional Conference. Submit your application by February 7. The scholarship of up to $1,500 will cover registration and travel expenses* for NACA members attending an ICMA Regional Conference for the first time. 

Student Chapter Regional Conference Travel Scholarship: For your chance to receive a travel scholarship (travel and lodging), visit the ICMA Student Chapter Facebook Page and create a new post with the following information: (1) Your college/university, and the Regional Conference event you plan to attend; (2) a short statement on your interest in public service and local government; (3) a short statement and what you plan to get out of attending the Regional Conference. Note: Scholarship recipients will be required to commit to attending the Regional Conference of their choice and upon completion of the event, must submit a short essay with photos highlighting their experience at the Regional Conference. 

Questions about registration? Please email Matthew Watson, ICMA Events Registration Manager, at mwatson@icma.org.

Registration Type Registration Fee
Students/Interns/Local Government Management Fellow/Academics/Member-in-Transition Free
ICMA Retired Member/Life Member $150
ICMA Affiliate Member
(Entry-Level to Department Head/Director Members)
Early & Mid-Career Nonmember
(Entry-Level to Department Head/Director)
ICMA Member
(Full Membership; Full Not in Service Membership)
(Chief Administrator; Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator; Private Sector)
Partner/Guest $75
Team Rates
(receive a discount of 30% off per registration for one or more of your colleagues after you register)
30% off
Historic Downtown Durham Walking Tour
(Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00am-11:30am)
Mobile Workshop: Tobacco to Tech Transformation: Growing a New Downtown Economy
(Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00am-12:00pm)

If you are not a member of ICMA, make the commitment to your profession and your career. Join ICMA today and save on the ICMA Regional Conference registration rate plus other membership benefits throughout the year.

Register Now


If you are looking to become more active with ICMA but don't know where to start, it's with becoming an ICMA Regional Conference Sponsor. This introductory sponsorship level provides exposure for your brand, while also allowing you to customize your partnership to best align with your company's goals and objectives.

For more information on 2020 ICMA Regional Conference Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeremy Figoten at jfigoten@icma.org or 202-962-3646.


Thank you to ICMA-RC, the 2020 ICMA Regional Conferences Title Sponsor. With your support we are connecting ICMA members to resources, content, and information that can be invaluable in helping them manage in their communities.


Event Details


  • March 04 - 06, 2020
  • 08:00 am 06:00 pm ET
  • Registration Deadline: 03/06/2020


  • 301 West Morgan Street; Durham, NC


  • Member Price:$325.00
  • Non-Member:$650.00


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