As part of NLC's continuing efforts to promote youth participation in local government, municipal officials are encouraged to bring youth (ages 15-18 years old) with them to the 2012 Congress of Cities as youth delegates. The conference will be held November 28-December 1, 2012, in Boston, MA. Below is a tentative schedule highlighting related events for youth delegates.
Workshops and meetings during the Congress of Cities are open to both youth and adult delegates. The goal is for youth and local officials to meet and learn together during the conference. The youth orientation on Thursday, the youth forum and the youth social (both on Friday), and youth wrap-up on Saturday are the only programs exclusively for youth (and their chaperones).
This is not an exhaustive list of events and times are subject to change. Please see the final conference program for details and locations for these sessions.
Thursday, November 29
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Youth Delegates' Orientation
Information session about the conference. Opportunities to meet other youth, network and share experiences over lunch.
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Congress of Cities Opening General Session
Friday, November 30
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Youth and Local Elected Official Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m.
Evening Youth Social Activity
Additional details forthcoming
Saturday, November 12
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Youth Wrap Up Session
Reflections on the conference and opportunity to identify next steps.
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closing Congress of Cities General Session