WIMG Annual Summer Conference
WIMG Member Registration Rates
- Advance Registration: $150.00 Until July 8
- Onsite Registration: $200.00 After July 9
WIMG 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
In order for individual spouses/guests/youth/students to attend any or all WIMG Annual 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds will be given after July 8, 2019.
Holiday Inn & Conference Center
1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Room Rates - $119
Registration Deadline - Tuesday, July 16th
Click here to access the room block, or call the hotel directly by calling toll free at (877) 666-3243 and using 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.
Below you can find handouts from the 2019 summer conference
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)
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
12:15 am - 1:30 pm Luncheon: Early Childhood Success
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm WIMG Workshops
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm WIMG Workshops
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Bus pickup
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Evening event
7:30 am - 1:30 pm Conference Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:15 am HELO Workshops
9:00 am - 10:15 am WIMG Workshops
10:30 am - 11:45 am HELO Workshops
10:30 am - 11:45 am WIMG Workshops
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
Evening event Sazon Y Mambo Restaurant
8:00 am - 11:00 am Conference Registration
8:30 am - 9:30 am. Breakfast
9:45 am - 11:00 am HELO Workshops
9:45 am - 11:00 am WIMG Workshops
11:15 am - 12:30 pm WIMG/HELO Workshops
Box lunches available
12:30 pm Conference adjourned
Afternoon Optional attractions available in Bridgeport
2019 Women In Municipal Government Summer Conference
Established in 1974 and celebrating its fortieth anniversary with NLC last year, the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group was formed to serve as a forum for communication and networking among women local elected officials and their colleagues within the National League of Cities (NLC). It strives to raise awareness about issues of concern to women and families, and it encourages women to seek public office in their communities. Check out the schedule at a glance.
Dates: July 24-27, 2019
Attend this year’s Annual Summer Conference to:
- Enhance your network with female 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 WIMG Board of Directors Meeting
- Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown
- Consider becoming a future leader in WIMG and NLC
Hotel reservations in the room block may be accessed here. Hotel registration closes on Tuesday, July 16.