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 Regional Conferences 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 Regional Conference program will provide you with best practices and creative solutions to some of the challenges faced by today’s local government leaders including:

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


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.

The dates for all the 2021 ICMA Regional Conferences are as follows:

Southeast Regional Conference | March 11-12, 2021

Northeast Regional Conference | March 18-19, 2021

Mountain Plains Regional Conference | March 25-26, 2021

West Coast Regional Conference | March 25-26, 2021

International Regional Conference | March 25, 2021

Midwest Regional Conference | April 15-16, 2021

Ready to Register?

Register for your home region then attend all six regional offerings for one, single registration fee.