Midwest Regional Conference

May 08 - 10, 2019
01:30 pm - 11:00 am CT
Evanston IL

CONFERENCE

Registration open.

Overview

Join us May 8-10 in Evanston, Illinois at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston.

The 2019 Midwest Regional Conference brings together local government leaders with a passion for becoming the next great smart community. At this year's event, you and your team members will build a playbook full of innovative ideas, and you will develop clear goals that guide how to approach, employ, and regulate the use of new technology as it becomes available in 2019 and beyond.


WHAT WE'LL DISCUSS

  • The connection and content skills you need to reshape and create new innovations in your organization and community.
  • Effective command and control structures to manage the impacts of technological forces. 
  • The most important factors in succeeding in the quest to become the next great smart community.
  • How to measure the effectiveness and impact of different initiatives and policies.
  • How the “best ideas” are generated.

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: XAVIER HUGHES

As chief technology and innovation officer of ICMA, and former chief innovation officer at the U.S. Department of Labor under the Obama Administration, Xavier will discuss key elements of the local leader's innovation playbook as well as demonstrate ways innovation is as much a playbook as it is a platform to propel success and prosperity across people, process, policy data, and technology ventures.

"True innovation is not just changing something with the blind hope that it improves. Any and all responsible innovation must be planned, measured, evaluated, and continuously improved. I call it "responsible prototyping." It’s not a one-time shot, it’s a lifelong commitment."


ICMA UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Peggy Merriss, retired city manager, Decatur, Georgia

Ron Carlee, DPA, Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

REGISTRATION

Register now, there are only 130 spaces available for the Midwest Regional Conference. 

REGISTER

Additional team members receive a discount of $100 off their registration. Register yourself today, share the discount code included with your registration confirmation with colleagues, and get them excited about the latest technologies and innovations in the local government profession.

Planning to bring your partner to the Midwest Regional Conference? Please contact Matt Watson (mwatson@icma.org) to submit the information for their badge. Please note that while partners do not need to register for the Midwest Regional Conference, they will need a ticket for any field demonstrations, and will be charged a fee of $60 after the close of the event if they attend any of the receptions during the Conference.

Note: Cancellations for the 2019 Midwest Regional Conference will be accepted through Wednesday, 4/24/2019 and will be charged a processing fee of $35.  Cancellation requests received after 4/24/2019 will not be processed.  Please submit all cancellation requests in writing to Matt Watson at mwatson@icma.org.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, May 8  

12 p.m.-5 p.m. | Registration

1:30-3:30 p.m. | Evanston Field Demonstration:  The Garage

3:15-9 p.m. | Nominating Committee Interviews

3:45-4:45 p.m. | Connection Before Content

4:45-6:00 p.m. | Reception

Thursday, May 9   

7:30-8:30 a.m. | Innovation Showcase/Breakfast

8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Registration

8:45-9:45 a.m. | Keynote: The Innovation Playbook for Local Government

10-11 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout I: Establishing an Effective Innovation State in Local Government
  • Breakout II: Midwest Roundtable session
  • Breakout III: Is the Midwest Ready for Artificial Intelligence? How Cities Can Use AI to Make Data-driven Decisions: Normal, Illinois--a Case Study - Presented by ZenCity

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Envision ICMA – Expand and Diversify ICMA Membership

12:30-1:45 p.m. | Innovation Showcase/Lunch

2-3 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout I: Establishing an Effective Innovation State in Local Government
  • Breakout II: Midwest Roundtable Session
  • Breakout III: Is the Midwest Ready for Artificial Intelligence? How Cities Can Use AI to Make Data-driven Decisions: Normal, Illinois--a Case Study - Presented by ZenCity

3:15-4:45 p.m. | ICMA University Workshop: Five Key Questions to Answer before You Create an Innovation Incubator in Your Organization

4:45-5:45 p.m. | Ethics Conversation on Tenets 5 and 6

6-9 p.m. | Reception

Friday , May 10

8-9 a.m. | Innovation Showcase/Breakfast

9-10 a.m. | Innovation in the Fire and Rescue Services

9-11 a.m. | ICMA University Workshop: Implicit Bias: A Barrier to Creativity, Innovation, & Inclusion

THE VENUE

Hilton Orrington/Evanston | 1710 Orrington Avenue |  Evanston, Illinois 60201

Room rate: $165 | Reservation cut-off date: April 16 (group rate will not be honored after April 16)



Photo courtesy of Hilton Orrington/Evanston

EXPERIENCE EVANSTON

The community is on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and a short trip by car or transit from the City of Chicago. With a vision to create the most livable city in America, Evanston celebrates the diversity of the City's opportunities and residents. Explore the Northwestern University campus, downtown Evanston, unique commercial districts and neighborhoods, delicious and exciting culinary options, and more! Click the resources below to explore the city:

Attractions | ShoppingFood and Drink | Getting Around Evanston


MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS - THANK YOU!

 

Event Details

    When

  • May 08 - 10, 2019
  • 01:30 pm 11:00 am CT
  • Registration Deadline: 05/10/2019

    Where

  • 1710 Orrington Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60201
  • Evanston IL

    Price

  • Member Price:$329.00
  • Non-Member:$429.00

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