Annual Conferences

The National League of Cities' two annual conferences provide educational programming, training opportunities, and peer networking. They also provide the venue for NLC's governance activities including the meetings of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council and other NLC committees and councils.

  • Congressional City Conference (March)

    The 2015 Congressional City Conference offers opportunities to hear from respected national figures, network with other city leaders, participate in innovative workshops, learn new skills and lobby on Capitol Hill. Held in Washington, DC every March.

  • City Summit (November--formerly Congress of Cities)

    NLC's largest gathering of city officials, the City Summit (formerly Congress of Cities) is held in a different city each year in November or December. The conference provides educational content on the most pressing challenges facing city leaders. Conference attendees hear from prominent speakers and issue experts, participate in leadership training sessions, attend issue-specific workshops, mobile workshops, and leadership training sessions.

  • Future Conference Dates

    Plan to attend our conferences in the upcoming year.