#e.24155 Saturday 8:00AM to Wednesday 1:00PM
September 21-25, 2013
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2013 ICMA Annual Conference

Boston, MA

Founded in 1914, ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. Our mission and vision is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives worldwide. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to nearly 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.

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.

Especially in challenging times such as these, 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! ICMA President Bonnie Svrcek and the 2013 Conference Planning Chair, Bill Fraser, invite you to join us for the 99th ICMA Annual Conference in Boston!

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.


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#a.176503 Tuesday September 24, 12:30PM to 1:45PM

A Conversation on Performance

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Join the leadership of ICMA’s Center for Performance Measurement to discuss new initiatives at CPM, partnerships to compare college towns and cold weather commu ... more

#a.176479 Monday September 23, 2:30PM to 3:45PM

A New Way of Engaging Citizens: The Value of an Invitation, the Necessity of Information, and How a Multifaceted Approach Makes All the Difference

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To assist in updating their comprehensive plan, the city of Wichita and Sedgwick County in Kansas engaged citizens in a new way. This collaborative process enta ... more

#a.176441 Sunday September 22, 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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The opening session will feature a keynote presentation by social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy, one of Time magazine's “Game Cha ... more

#a.176490 Monday September 23, 12:45PM to 2:00PM

Bridging the Gap between Senior Managers and the Next Generation

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Learning from generational differences can make your organization stronger. Celebrating Northern Illinois University’s 50th anniversary and the legacy of its in ... more

#a.176472 Wednesday September 25, 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Building the Toolbox for the Next Generation

CM | 2.00

Using a high-energy, high-engagement speed coaching format, this session is an opportunity for early-career professionals to get the advice they need to help th ... more

#a.176453 Saturday September 21, 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Changed for Good: Leading Transformation in Your Organization and in Your Community

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Leadership is about making change happen. Great leaders are not remembered for maintaining the status quo. So, how do you successfully lead change? Start by dev ... more

#a.176483 Tuesday September 24, 2:00PM to 3:15PM

Changing the Boundaries

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Participants will learn how to look at their community as an accumulation of organizational and service delivery skills and needs and to explore nontraditional, ... more

#a.176498 Monday September 23, 2:30PM to 3:45PM

Citizens, Unions, and Elected Officials: Broadening the Performance measurement Audience

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Learn how local governments take performance measurement beyond the budgets and internal financial reports to the wider group of stakeholders, both as a means o ... more

#a.176497 Monday September 23, 9:45AM to 11:00AM

Civic Engagement: One Size Doesn't Fit All

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For managers looking to create an effective civic engagement program in their communities, a "one size fits all" approach relying on single source communication ... more

#a.176481 Tuesday September 24, 11:00AM to 12:15PM

Civility in City Hall

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Differences of opinion can lend excitement to the minutia of everyday life but they can often ignite serious conflict. Learn how to approach and manage that con ... more