About ICMA Annual Conference

The largest gathering of local government professionals in the world.

Each year, through its highly praised Annual Conference, ICMA continues its tradition of offering an abundance of educational, information-sharing, and networking tools to help you manage your community in today’s complex environment.

ICMA's President invites you to join us at the ICMA Annual Conference, where you'll get the tools, tips, information, and resources you pick up at the conference—in addition to the opportunities for professional and personal renewal and networking—are more important than ever. 

In addition to daily keynote sessions, educational and Solutions Track sessions, roundtable discussions, ICMA University workshops and forums, field demonstrations, and numerous demonstrations of technology applications that you have come to expect, ICMA’s Annual Conference will offer you new opportunities to help fulfill your commitment to career-long learning. You will hear about the innovative ideas and practical strategies you need to deal with the challenges facing local governments today. ICMA’s Annual Conference is an educational and networking opportunity that you can’t afford to miss!  

Our Testimonials




ICMAtv made its debut at the 2006 Annual Conference in San Antonio, featuring a wrap up of each day’s conference events and reports on local government issues from around the world. Again this year, ICMA will partner with WebsEdge, a global film and broadcasting company based in Washington, D.C., and London, to produce ICMA TV, a daily television program that will air during the 103rd ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, October 22-25. The four days of programming will feature interviews with key speakers and leaders, news and color commentary from the conference floor, thought leadership films from private and federal government organizations, and prerecorded films highlighting innovative communities. Episodes will be screened throughout the Henry B. González Convention Center, as well as in select guest hotels and online.

ICMAtv Executive Producer Stephen Horn has worked through the United States and the United Kingdom, notably as a producer for the BBC. Says Horn, “We are very excited about ICMA TV. The shows are an opportunity to bring delegates closer to the issues that affect them and enhance their conference experience.”

In addition to being featured in the daily ICMA TV conference programs aired onsite, on ICMATV.com,  and on the ICMA YouTube channel, communities that chose to develop a pre-recorded segment find that the final films make outstanding promotional or informational pieces that can be used to showcase their community or for outreach, fundraising or partnership proposals, marketing, recruitment, and other purposes.

If you are interested in creating a film segment, contact Sallie Nelson at WebsEdge at sally@websedge.com. If you have any questions about ICMA’s partnership with WebsEdge, contact Michele Frisby at ICMA, mfrisby@icma.org.

Designing a More Sustainable Annual Conference.

ICMA continues to reduce the carbon footprint of the Annual Conference. The hotels, convention center, show decorator, and other vendors with whom ICMA contracts services each maintain an ongoing commitment to sustainable practices. ICMA’s printed materials, signage, and decorations are recycled or recyclable, and session handouts are distributed electronically.

AICP-CM Credits

ICMA has registered with the American Planning Association’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), to be a provider of Certification Maintenance (CM) credits. AICP members will be able to earn CM credits for approved programs at ICMA’s Annual Conference. A note will appear closer the conference at the end of each conference offering that has been approved through AICP’s review process.








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