West Coast Regional Conference

March 20 - 22, 2019
01:30 pm - 11:00 am PT
Reno NV

CONFERENCE

Overview

Join us March 20-22 in Reno, Nevada at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel.

This event is now closed. Please consider attending the 2019 ICMA Midwest Regional Conference this May. 

The 2019 West Coast Regional Conference offers a two-and-half day event that will help you keep up and keep ahead of the dramatic changes and opportunities innovative ideas and technologies present to local government's today.

BUILD AN INNOVATION PLAYBOOK

As an attendee of the West Coast Regional Conference, you will walk away with an innovation playbook, and take home with you clear goals that guide how to approach, employ, and regulate the use of new ideas as they become 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

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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Wednesday, March 20  

12 p.m.-5 p.m. | Registration

1:30-3:30 p.m. | Reno Field Demonstration: Big Arts Little City! 

3:15-5:30 p.m. | Nominating Committee Interviews

3:45-4:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout Session I: Connection Before Content 
  • Breakout Session II: Is It Time to Hire a Chief Innovation Officer?

4:45-6:00 p.m. | Reception

Thursday, March 21

8-9 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: West Coast Roundtable
  • Breakout III: Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data AI to Hear the Silent Majority - 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: West Coast Roundtable
  • Breakout III: Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data AI to Hear the Silent Majority - 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-Bundox Bocce Bar - Sponsored by Hagerty Consulting

Friday , March 22

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

Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel | One South Lake Street | Reno, Nevada 89501


Photo courtesy of Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel

 

EXPERIENCE RENO

With a population of over 235,000, Reno is the largest city in Northern Nevada. It is located in the southern part of Washoe County, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in an area called the Truckee Meadows. Reno and the surrounding area provide unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the largest concentration of ski facilities in the world are all within a fifty-mile radius. Biking, camping, hunting, fishing, and mountain climbing are all activities Reno residents and visitors enjoy.  Click the resources below to explore the city:

Attractions | ShoppingFood and Drink | Getting Around Reno


WEST COAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS - THANK YOU!

      

Event Details

    When

  • March 20 - 22, 2019
  • 01:30 pm 11:00 am PT
  • Registration Deadline: 03/22/2019

    Where

  • One South Lake Street Reno, Nevada 89501
  • Reno NV

    Price

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

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