2021 ICMA Midwest Regional Conference

Starts:  Apr 15, 2021 8:30 AM (CT)
Ends:  Apr 16, 2021 12:15 PM (CT)

Every year, members and nonmembers of ICMA attend the ICMA Regional Conferences to share lessons learned and explore strategies and best practices for advancing the local government profession. The event is an opportunity to be inspired, build skills, network with colleagues, and develop meaningful relationships with your local government peers.

In 2021, the ICMA Midwest Regional Conference will be going virtual and will provide a space for local government professionals of all career stages to come together for discussions that focus on tools, processes, and leading practices in the long-term, equitable recovery and transformation of local government management and communities.

The topics covered will include:

  • Addressing Racial, Structural, and Systemic Inequities: in public health; in economic opportunities
  • Civic Health: civic engagement, civility, dealing with civic unrest/political polarization, community mental health, reimagining public spaces
  • Economic Restoration: managing revenue loss; supporting small businesses; future of retail; future of tourism/visitor economies; strategies for small communities; workforce assistance
  • Future of Work: growing your career, navigating the changing workplace; staff recruitment and retention; diverse and inclusive workplaces
  • Leadership: leading through disruption; mental health/self-care
  • Service Delivery Transformation: police reform; virtualization of services, regional coordination
  • Threats and Emergencies: adapting to climate change; cybersecurity; disaster response
  • Transformative Technologies: AI (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robotics), IOT, Blockchain, autonomous vehicles, etc.


One registration gets you access to all six of the ICMA Regional Conference events!

View member and non-member rates on conference registration site.

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