Creating balance in the personal and professional.

The 2022 ICMA Southeast Regional Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on March 2-4. 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.

Conference Location and Hotel Information

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA  30303

The Ritz-Carlton is located in the heart of downtown, placing guests minutes from MARTA mass transit, Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park. A special rate of $219 has been reserved for attendees of the 2022 ICMA Southeast Regional Conference.  Reservations may be made online by clicking the button below. Reservations may also be made directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 570-1382 and reference the 2022 ICMA Southeast Regional Conference.

UPDATE! The Southeast Regional Conference hotel reservation cut-off has been extended! Reservations must be made by Thursday, February 24, 2022.  This date is not a guarantee of hotel room availability.  After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. 

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 15 minutes from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL).  Uber/Lyft and taxi fares range from $24-$40 one way.  For those driving, the GPS address is 1 Ellis Street, NE, Altanta, GA.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Valet parking is $50 per car/per night, including unlimited in/out privileges.


12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Table-top exhibits open

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
After-Hours Reception

7:15 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. – 2:30 p.m.
Special Session

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

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Table-top exhibits open

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

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

A New Era of Opportunity in Appalachia- Join Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin for a conversation about ARC’s 5-year strategic plan and funding opportunities in the region. With a focus on workforce development and community capacity building, learn how ARC’s strategic plan will enhance collaboration with partners across state and county lines to usher in a new era of economic opportunity for Appalachia.

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.

Democracy’s Front Lines: Civic Education and Local Government- From parents shouting at school board meetings to an overall decline in the belief that democracy is the best form of government, we can all agree that more and better civic education is critically needed. Join Emma Humphries, Chief Education Officer of iCivics, for a conversation on the role that city and county managers can play in preserving and strengthening our institutions.

Combatting Disinformation with Online Relational Intelligence- Social media tools empower governments to quickly inform and mobilize residents in support of community events and initiatives. They are also tools that enable rapid sharing of disinformation across residents that range from the politically motivated designed to manipulate, to the factually inaccurate that need only be coherently corrected. This presentation encompasses the design of policies and practices and digs deeply into derailing disinformation viral messaging that originates from diverse sources, some legitimate and some disingenuous. With a set of interactive scenarios, participants will develop and use a toolkit of technological, relational and communication solutions to combat disinformation, learn how to apply principles of civil discourse that neither disparages residents who are spreading disinformation nor legitimizes viewpoints that are damaging to the community, and create a plan to enable a rapid response team that bridges government and community to promote both correct information and civility across individuals who disagree with each other.

Explore Atlanta, GA

Think about your interests: theme parks, gardens, art, theater, music, museums….Atlanta’s got all of those and then some in its diverse attractions.  Downtown Atlanta is home to CNN, The World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium and the National Center for Civil & Human Rights. Six Flags Over Georgia lies west of the city, while the famed High Museum of Art, Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden and Fox Theatre are in central Midtown.

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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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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