TLG Govapalooza

Mar 01, 2021 - Mar 05, 2021
08:00 am - 11:00 pm


Registration closed.


The Movement for Tomorrow's Local Government, Today!

Use the code "NACA" when registering to receive a $100 discount!

NACA has partnered with the Alliance for Innovation for its Govapalooza conference March 1-5, 2021. 

A truly historic event, TLG Govapalooza will bring together thousands of elected officials, appointed leaders, department heads, local government employees, academics, students, business executives, nonprofit partners, and committed individuals to engage in an incredible celebration of the very best in local government.

Stephen Wozniak, Apple Inc co-founder, is one of the keynote speakers, as well as Rebecca Ryan, a renown economist and futurist. There’s a definite focus on innovation and creativity in local government for this event, and we feel this is an exciting time to explore all that this conference will offer as we transition into 2021.

NACA Events

How to Fail (Forward) – Fostering Cultures of Innovation in Local Government

Monday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM PT 

NACA will host the Centre for Public Impact in an interactive workshop. We’ll come togethter with a network of like-minded government officials that are emboldened to nurture cultures of experimentation in their workplaces. We will introduce the Fail Forward program more broadly, then share out the findings from the work and provide opportunity for audience questions. The most interactive part of the workshop will be in small breakout groups, in which participants will discuss their own experiences with learning from failure and experimentation and work together to brainstorm strategies to improve their abilities to do so.

How Do You Have Conversations With Elected Officials That Balance Social Justice With Public Safety In Times Of Civil Unrest?

Tuesday, 8:15 – 9:15 AM PT

This panel conversation will focus on conversations between managers and elected officials to improve dialogues resulting from social unrest and social justice issues. Specifically, the panel will highlight how public safety needs and valid community concerns regarding societal equity and inclusion are held at the highest levels of local government.

The Convening Power of Counties

Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45 AM PT

From nonprofits, to cities, towns, and villages to state agencies, counties are uniquely placed to bring stakeholders to the table to accomplish shared goals, address mutual issues, and be honest brokers for hard conversations. This session will explore ways in which counties have exercised their convening power, what those outcomes were, and discuss how other can leverage their counties as regional conveners.

NACA Idea Exchange

Thursday, 10:45 – 12:15 PM PT

The Idea Exchange provides an opportunity for county officials from across the country to discuss issues specifically relevant to counties in an informal setting. These meetings are open to all interested in participating in a lively discussion.

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Use the code "NACA" when registering to receive a $100 discount!


Event Details


  • Mar 01, 2021 - Mar 05, 2021
  • 08:00 am 11:00 pm
  • Registration Deadline: 03/01/2021


  • Member Price:$199.00
  • Non-Member:$299.00