• Date: November 18, 2014 - November 22, 2014
  • Location: Austin Convention Center - Austin, TX
  • Category: Annual Conference

Make plans to attend the nation's largest educational event for city officials, hosted this year by the City of Austin, Texas.

Join mayors, council members, and other city leaders and staff from across the U.S. for the 2014 Congress of Cities and Exposition. This year's theme, The Future of Cities, will showcase the innovative ways cities are driving change today, and will help you prepare for your community's future.

The 2014 Congress of Cities and Exposition will feature:

Dynamic Workshops

A wide ranging selection of workshops designed to engage participants and share the most promising skills, strategies, and best practices to continue to keep the nation's cities and towns prosperous.

Mobile Workshops

Host city Austin will offer off-site workshops, free of charge to registered delegates, to showcase collaborative solutions to issues facing local government.

Governance Activities

Throughout the conference, NLC member-city officials will participate in the important work of governing the association. Most of the governance meetings listed will be open to the public and attendees are encouraged to stop in to observe and consider ways to become involved.

NLC University Seminars

Educational seminars are crafted so participants obtain current resources, develop strategies, build skills, and engage in small group discussions and exercises with their peers from other communities.

Spouse & Guest Tours

Special tours created each year by the host city offer spouses and guests the chance to explore the city for its educational value.

Exhibit Hall Opportunities

Exhibitors can increase their visibility among attendees by investing in an exhibit hall opportunity. These opportunities, exclusive to exhibitors, will give your company/organization expanded recognition during the two days of the exposition.

More information about keynote speakers and sessions is coming soon!

Social media users, this year's hash tag for the Congress of Cities is #NLCATX 

Schedule

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • 7:00 am
    Registration

  • 8:30 am
    City of Austin Mobile Workshops

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University Pre-Conference Seminars

  • 9:00 am
    NLC Board of Directors Meeting

  • 1:00 pm
    City of Austin Mobile Workshops

  • 1:30 pm
    Human Development (HD) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Community and Economic Development (CED) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Transportation Infrastructure and Services (TIS) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    NLC Advisory Council

  • 1:30 pm
    Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • 1:30 pm
    NLC University Pre-Conference Seminars

  • 4:00 pm
    First-Time Attendee and NLC New Member Orientation

  • 5:30 pm
    Congress of Cities Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • 7:00 am
    Registration

  • 9:00 am
    Exposition Hall Open

  • 9:00 am
    NLC University Pre-Conference Seminars

  • 9:00 am
    City of Austin Mobile Workshops

  • 12:00 pm
    NLC University Leadership Luncheon

  • 12:00 pm
    Delegates Luncheon in Exposition Hall

  • 1:30 pm
    Opening General Session

  • 3:15 pm
    City of Austin Mobile Workshops - Walking Tours

  • 3:15 pm
    Exposition Hall Open

  • 3:30 pm
    Conference Workshops

  • 6:30 pm
    NLC Nominating Committee Hearing

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • 7:00 am
    Registration

  • 8:30 am
    Friday Morning General Session

  • 9:00 am
    Conference Workshops

  • 10:00 am
    Exposition Hall Open

  • 10:30 am
    Conference Workshops

  • 11:00 am
    Conference Workshops

  • 12:00 pm
    Delegates Luncheon in Exposition Hall

  • 1:30 pm
    Conference Workshops

  • 3:30 pm
    Conference Workshops

Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • 7:30 am
    Registration

  • 12:30 pm
    Closing Lunch and General Session

  • 2:30 pm
    Annual Business Meeting

  • 6:00 pm
    City of Austin Closing Event

Hotel/Travel

Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
512-476-5461

The Congress of Cities will be held at the Austin Convention Center.
 
The following are the official hotels and rates for the conference.
 
Hilton Austin (Headquarter) - $239/night
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown - $185/night
Courtyard Austin Downtown - $195/night
Residence Inn Austin - $205/night
Hilton Garden Inn Austin - $169/night
Hyatt Regency Austin - $195/night
Radisson Hotel & Suites - $169/night
Embassy Suites Austin - $149/night
Omni Austin - $209/night 
 
 

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Presenters

The presenter list for this event is not yet available.