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City Summit

Nov 16 - Nov 19, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NLC’s City Summit (formerly Congress of Cities) came to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 16-19, 2016. See how this once-industrial town has transformed into a beautiful and vibrant city. Its architecture, food, artists, museums, and universities are attracting young professionals and creating a place where people love to live. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the new Pittsburgh by attending the new NLC City Summit.


Only once a year do local leaders – both elected and staff – have such a unique opportunity to come together and learn from experts and each other.  The 2016 City Summit will give you plenty of opportunities to learn with NLC University seminars to build your technical and leadership skills, Mobile Workshops around Pittsburgh that showcase collaborative solutions to issues facing local government, and an abundance of conference workshop sessions spanning the topics most relevant to you and your community:

  • Economic Development
  • Technology and Data Uses for Cities
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership Relationships
  • Demographics
  • Transportation and Alternatives
  • Climate Change and Impacts on Cities
  • Cultural and Social Issues in the Community

But the value comes outside the educational sessions too. You’ll find some of your best ideas and connections through other conference activities:

Exposition Hall: Over 275 vendors will be on hand to introduce you to new products, services, and programs that may offer a perfect solution to your city or town.  All it takes is one great idea.

Networking Events: Whether it’s the opening reception, closing gala, any of the Constituency Group events or State Municipal League receptions, there is no shortage of opportunities for you to meet and build relationships with other local leaders to exchange ideas at the conference and beyond.  Or, use these events simply to strengthen your relationships with your own staff and colleagues outside the walls of City Hall.

Constituency Group Events: Many of these events are open to all attendees (though some require ticket purchase). Constituency groups provide a great opportunity to find a niche within NLC and meet others with common backgrounds or interests.

NLC Governance Activities and Meetings: City Summit is the culmination of NLC’s policy and governance work for the year.  Get involved by attending a policy committee meeting and the annual business meeting to learn how you can have your say in NLC.  After all, it’s your organization!