This summer, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) is excited to host its annual conference in the “city by the lake,” Chicago, Illinois! Join your peers June 25-28, 2024, for four days of empowering conversations, leadership development, mobile tours, and a chance to connect with local leaders like yourself while exploring issues unique to your role as an African American municipal official.

What to Expect

This year’s theme: From Leadership to Legacy: Continuing to Fulfill the Promise

We look forward to you joining us for engaging panels, informative workshops, and peer discussions on various topics that local leaders around the country are addressing. 

This year, NBC-LEO is striving to bring local leaders resources in the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Public Safety
  • Direct funding to municipalities

Stay tuned for exciting updates on speakers and session titles coming soon! 

Conference Schedule

Registration Rates

Rates are based on your city’s NLC membership.

RateEarly (4/15-5/15)Advance (5/16-6/21)On-site (After 6/21)
NLC Member$400$500$600
Illinois State Rate Eligible for municipal elected officials and city staff from Illinois$375$475$575
Guest/Spouse registration 18+ Includes Evening Social Events only$150$200$250
Register a group of 4 and receive the fifth registration free.
All offsite activities are included in the price of registration unless otherwise noted. There is a $100 cancellation fee before June 10, after which refunds are not guaranteed.

Hotel Accommodations

Plese note that reservations for the hotel room block ended on June 4th. As of June 7, the conference room block at the host hotel – The Palmer House Hotel, located at 17 East Monroe, St., Chicago, IL, 60603, is full. You may contact the hotel directly for assistance and to check current availability at 312-726-7500. Please be sure to mention the NLC NBC-LEO Summer Conference when inquiring.

While the hotel will do its best to honor the conference group rate if additional rooms are available, it cannot be guaranteed since the room block close date of June 4 has passed. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to check with nearby hotels to inquire about their availability. We do apologize for any inconvenience but hope that you will join us in Chicago!

Contact Us

For registration assistance, including booking your hotel stay or additional questions, please contact or (202) 626-3100.