Creating balance in the personal and professional.

The 2022 ICMA Midwest Regional Conference will take place in St. Louis, Missouri on March 23-25. This year, the regional conferences are focused on building your personal and professional resilience. They are also dedicated to enhancing your ability to bounce-back and thrive by offering new strategies, best practices, and creative solutions to some of the greatest challenges faced by your region.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our attendees and staff are the priority of ICMA as the COVID-19 Global Pandemic continues. ICMA is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for attendees to gather. All ICMA staff, vendors, and attendees are required to follow the health and safety protocols outlined.

Learn more about the measures we are taking to protect you and all staff onsite.

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Conference Location and Hotel Information

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
#1 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO  63102

The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is located in downtown St. Louis, across the street from Ballpark Village. The Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, are two blocks away. Visit the hotel’s rooftop bar, featuring fire pits and panoramic city views. A special rate of $141 has been reserved for attendees of the 2022 ICMA Midwest Regional Conference.  Reservations may be made online by clicking the button below. Reservations may also be made directly with Hilton reservations by calling 1 (800) 581-7151 and reference the 2022 ICMA Midwest Regional Conference.

Beware of unaffiliated organizations that may appear to offer lower rates or falsely represent ICMA.  They may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to ICMA.

The hotel is located 18 minutes from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL).  Uber/Lyft and taxi fares range from $36-$44 one way.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Valet parking is $45 per car/per night and self-parking is $30 per car/per night.


11:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Table-top exhibits open

11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Mobile Workshop: Brentwood Bound: Building a Bright Future for a Second Century (requires registration/additional fee required)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speed Coaching (requires registration)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
After-Hours Reception

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Table-top exhibits open

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Session

10:45 a.m. – 11:145 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Table-top exhibits open

1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Feedback Meeting on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the ICMA Code of Ethics

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

7:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Registration Open

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Table-top exhibits open

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
ICMA Leadership & Member Dialogue: What Do You Want and Need from ICMA

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions


Session Snapshot

Tackling Wicked Problems in Local Communities: Building Capacity for Deliberative Engagement- This workshop is focused on building local capacity to engage difficult issues more collaboratively and productively by reframing difficult issues and utilizing deliberative engagement processes. Deliberative engagement involves interactive, often facilitated, small-group discussions utilizing materials and processes designed to spark collaborative learning rather than merely the collection of individual opinions. We will examine the concept of “wicked problems” as a framework to better understand difficult issues and then review recent research on social psychology to help explain why traditional engagement processes are often counterproductive to supporting the high-quality communication required by democracy and wicked problems. The workshop will review the key components of deliberative engagement and introduce tools and techniques drawn from several dialogue and deliberation traditions.

Mindful Public Management- Transform your personal life, and your community, through mindfulness practices aimed specifically at those in the field of professional local government management. This interactive workshop, led by a County Administrator, will feature mindfulness strategies, contemplative thought practices, present moment living techniques, clearing of the mind and other focus and mental well-being measures and drawing these practices to life as a public administrator. A fun and engaging, mental health-oriented, practical self-care program timed to coincide with managers dealing with enhanced levels of stress due to being on the front lines of the public sector response to the ongoing pandemic.

How Leadership Principles Can Help You Build Resilient Organizations-Lessons Learned from the U.S. Miliary- Every member of the military has a deep-rooted knowledge of leadership principles because it is imperative to the success of their organizations. The military mission is similar to the missions of our first responders – when a crisis is happening there must be a crystal-clear understanding of who is in charge and what needs to happen. And when the first line of effort goes down, the line behind them must be able to pick up the ball and keep running. This cannot happen without good leaders who have insight of the skills required to be exceptional at their job. Regardless of the common perception portrayed through the media, military leadership principles do NOT include sitting behind a desk and barking orders. Among other things, military leadership principles involve knowing your people and taking care of them, communicating clearly and consistently, and setting an example. Join Brigadier General (Retired) and current City Manager for Dublin, Ohio, Dana McDaniel for an engaging and interactive discussion of how you can apply military leadership skills to enhance your organization.

Special Events

Mobile Workshop: Brentwood Bound: Building a Bright Future for a Second Century
Wednesday, March 23
11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Cost: $25 (ticket cost includes a lunch hosted by Navigate Buildings Solution)
(This event requires a separate registration; please add during checkout.)

The City of Brentwood enters its second century as a thriving community with an eye on building a bright future for its residents, businesses, and visitors. Brentwood has long dealt with flooding issues along a busy commercial corridor. In 2018, city leadership developed the $80 million Brentwood Bound plan to address these flooding challenges while also revitalizing the area through improved pedestrian safety enhancements. Additional trails, green spaces, and walkways will contribute to the overall experience. The proposed redevelopment efforts are expected to increase sales tax revenue in the area by 137%. Join city leaders and project partners for a three-stop, close-up tour of the progress on the ambitious, transformative Brentwood Bound projects.  This event is limited to 25 participants.

Speed Coaching
Wednesday, March 23
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(This event requires a separate registration; please add during checkout.)

ICMA is bringing speed coaching to the regional conferences! This event allows players to meet with coaches in the profession for four short sessions, round-robin style. Coaches give career and resume tips in a lively and always popular event. Speed coaching is free, and all are welcome, but coaches and players must preregister. Don’t wait too long! This event is limited to the first 20 Learners and 20 Coaches who sign up.

Explore St. Louis, MO

Whether you’re attending an event or making family memories, St. Louis is alive with energy and excitement from the iconic Gateway Arch to our miles of trails, parks and waterways ready to explore. With a host of world-class, family and budget-friendly attractions and a cultural scene second to none, you’re sure to be entertained and surprised by all St. Louis has to offer. And while you’re here, experience one of the hottest food cities in the nation, savor some of the best brews, and enjoy our secret sauce – the warmth and hospitality of St. Louisans.

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All Registration Pricing Options

Attendee Category RATE
ICMA Member $325
Nonmember $650
Life Member $150
Retired Member $150
ICMA Member in Transition COMPLIMENTARY
Group – 15% discount on 5 or more attendees $277 for Members, $553 for Non-Members

If you are an ICMA member, you will need to log into your account to register online. If you experience any difficulties logging into your account, please try resetting your password or contacting us at

If you are not a member of ICMA, you will need to create an account in order to register online. You can create your account here.

If you are registering a group, all registrants in the group do not need to have an account or be ICMA Members. The group registration process will allow you to register members of your team who do not have accounts on

If you have any questions or are experiencing difficulties, please contact us for assistance at

Group Registration – Supercharge Your Team’s Potential

Register yourself and at least 4 of your colleagues together for a 15% discount off your registration fees. All registrations must be submitted together to take advantage of this discount.  A team can be comprised of ICMA members and nonmembers.

For group registration questions please contact

Important Information About Registration

There will not be a digital program or live streaming for the 2022 ICMA Regional Conferences.

To register as a member, your ICMA membership status must be current. If you would like to verify your status, call ICMA Member Benefits & Services toll free at 800-745-8780 or 202-962-3680; or email

Note: ICMA membership is for individuals only. If you are not currently a member, use the nonmember category fees.

Take this opportunity to join ICMA and receive discounts on conference registration as well as many other membership benefits. To join online or download a membership application, visit the ICMA Join page.

Cancellations must be received in writing by posted deadlines. Cancellations will not be accepted after this time.  All in-person cancellations will have a $35 processing fee deducted from their refund, if applicable.  You can alternatively choose to substitute someone else from your organization. There is no processing fee for a substitution, and you will either be charged or refunded the difference between the two registration fees.

Cancellation Deadlines:

Southeast Regional Conference                     Wednesday, February 16, 11:59pm ET

Mountain Plains Regional Conference            Wednesday, February 23, 11:59pm ET

West Coast Regional Conference                   Tuesday, March 1, 11:59pm ET

Midwest Regional Conference                       Wednesday, March 9, 11:59pm ET

Northeast Regional Conference                     Wednesday, March 23, 11:59pm ET

ICMA will process registration substitutions free of charge until the Friday before each Regional Conference starts. Any difference in registration fees will either be charged or refunded.  After the registration deadline, registrations will only be accepted on-site at the conference location.

Substitution and Registration Deadlines: 

Southeast Regional Conference                     Friday, February 25, 11:59pm ET

Mountain Plains Regional Conference            Friday, March 4, 11:59pm ET

West Coast Regional Conference                   Friday, March 11, 11:59pm ET

Midwest Regional Conference                       Friday, March 18, 11:59pm ET

Northeast Regional Conference                     Friday, April 1, 11:59pm ET

If you have any general questions about the 2022 ICMA Regional Conferences, please call 202-962-3585 or email your question to