HELO Annual Summer Conference

Jul 24 - Jul 27, 2019
Bridgeport, CT
Registration Information and Pricing

HELO Member Registration Rates

  • Advance Registration: $150.00 Until July 8
  • Onsite Registration: $200.00 After July 9

HELO Non-Member Registration Rates

  • Advance Registration: $250.00 Until July 8
  • Onsite Registration: $350.00 After July 9

Spouse/Guest/Youth Registration Rates

  • Advance Registration: $85.00 Until July 8
  • Onsite Registration: $150 After July 9

Spouse/Guest/Youth/Student Attendance
In order for individual spouses/guests/youth/students to attend any or all HELO Summer Conference activities and meal functions, each individual must be officially registered for the conference and wear registration badges at all times for admittance to sessions/meals.

Event Cancellation Policy
Any registration cancellations occurring March 18 –July 8, will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellations must be made in writing and sent via email to constituencygroups@nlc.org. No refunds will be given after July 8, 2019.

Travel & Hotel Information

Holiday Inn & Conference Center
1070 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Room Rates - $119
Deadline for Hotel Registration - Tuesday, July 16th

Click here to access the room block or call the hotel directly at (877) 666-3243 and use the Group Code ZBU


Getting to Bridgeport

There are a few options to get to Bridgeport, CT. 


Along the northeast corridor, you can get to Bridgeport via Amtrak. The closest station is the Bridgeport Station. You can also use MetroNorth commuter train if you are in the New York area. The host hotel, Holiday Inn, is located a block from the Bridgeport railway station.



Attendees can book flights into New York City airports (JFK or LaGuardia) and get transportation to Bridgeport, which is approximately an hour’s drive.  Organizers are working with the City of Bridgeport to arrange a special transportation rate between the airport and Bridgeport for conference participants. As more information is confirmed, participants will be updated. 


Below are the airport options to get to Bridgeport, CT.

  • Westchester County Airport
  • JFK – New York City
  • LaGuardia – New York City
  • Sikorsky Memorial Airport



Check out a draft of the conference agenda



3:00 pm - 5:30 pm           Registration

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm           Board of Directors Meeting (WIMG & HELO)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm           Networking Hour

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm           Welcome Dinner (WIMG & HELO Board),

                                         Waterfront Restaurant



8:30 am - 1:00 pm             Conference Registration

8:00 am - 9:00 am             Breakfast - NLC Legislative Update

9:00 am - 12:00 pm           NLC University Seminar: Race, Equity and Inclusion

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm          Luncheon: Early Childhood Success

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm            Workshops:

                                          Preparing for Census 2020

                                          Paid Family Leave in the Municipal Space

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm            Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm            Workshop

                                         Immigration Policy at the Local Level: Municipal ID Cards

                                         Standing Up for a Cause: Bringing Government Attention to Women's Issues

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm            Break

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm            Bus pickup



7:30 am - 1:30 pm           Conference Registration

8:00 am - 9:00 am           Breakfast Roundtable: Building A 21st Century Municipal Workforce

9:00 am - 10:15 am         HELO Workshop

                                        Smart Cities

9:00 am - 10:15 am         WIMG Workshop

                                        Building the Bridge

10:30 am - 11:45 am       HELO Workshop

                                        Latino Empowerment

10:30 am - 11:45 am       WIMG Workshops

                                        #MeToo Movement: Successes & Challenges

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm         Luncheon: Housing Crisis

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm           Break

1:30 pm - `1:45 pm          Bus pickup for mobile tour

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm           Mobile Workshop: Economic Development

Evening event                  



8:00 am - 11:00 am          Conference Registration

8:30 am - 9:30 am.           Breakfast

9:45 am - 11:00 am          HELO Workshop: Communities for All Populations

9:45 am - 11:00 am          WIMG Workshop: Civic Engagement and Women's Political Mobilization

11:15 am - 12:30 pm        Workshop: Health and Nutrition

 Box lunches available

12:30 pm                           Conference adjourned

Afternoon                          Optional attractions available in Bridgeport

The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group was created to serve as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues. HELO also provides training and information services to its members. Check out the schedule at a glance.

Attend this year’s Annual Summer Conference to:

  • Enhance your network with Hispanic elected officials and statewide leaders
  • Learn about timely issues in special seminars that help to expand your skill sets
  • Strengthen your governance skills
  • Adapt community arts programs as best practices for your community
  • Attend the HELO Membership Forum
  • Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown
  • Consider becoming a future leader in HELO and NLC

Jul 24 - Jul 27, 2019

Hotel Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 16. Access the room block here.