WIMG Annual Summer Conference

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

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

Spouse/Guest/Youth/Student Attendance
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 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

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. 

TRAIN

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.

AIRPLANE

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. 

AIRPORTS

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

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

Check out a draft of the conference agenda

 

Wednesday

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)

 

Thursday

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

 

Friday

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

 

Saturday

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 hereHotel registration closes on Tuesday, July 16.