Educational sessions at the annual conference offer professional development, focusing on workable solutions through current and timely topics. Targeting a broad audience, sessions address innovative, thought/discussion provoking, evidence based, trends, tools, and best practices. Connecting professional experience and collective understanding, these sessions aim to provide attendees the opportunity to gain practical skills and useful resources.

Join us for new learning formats, timely topics and quality content. Below is a list of breakout and general sessions. Need more detail? Watch the website for dates, times, speakers and late breaking sessions. Please note, sessions and speakers are subject to change due to unforseen circumstances.

Human Resources Track      City Attorneys' Track

Wednesday
Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Thursday Policy Committees
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
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Understanding Public Service Ethics Laws and Principles (AB 1234 Training)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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New Long Beach Civic Center P3 Project
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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Women's Caucus Business Meeting
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
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City Clerk’s Workshop: The California Public Records Act
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Who in Your City Will Determine the 2016 Elections?
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Developing a Power Leadership Network in Your Community
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Succession Planning for the New Government Workforce
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Inland Empire/Desert Mountain Division
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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Los Angeles County Division
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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Sacramento Valley Division
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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First Time Attendee Orientation
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
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Department Meetings
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
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Opening General Session - Annual Report and Keynote Address
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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Grand Opening Expo Hall & Host City Reception
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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CitiPAC - 11th Annual Leadership Reception
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
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Thursday
Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Grab & Go Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
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Succession: The Achilles Heel of City Government
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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An Exploration in Best Practices for Fire & EMS Services
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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Lessons from the Cal-ICMA "City Manager Challenges and Strategies" Report
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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Making the Most of Your City's Technology
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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Engaging and Serving the Homeless Population Through Parks & Recreation
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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What Planning Directors Wish Council Members Knew About Planning
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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Complying with CEQA, Brown Act, and Other Public Noticing Requirements
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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Expo Open
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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General Session - Keynote Address
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
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Attendee Lunch In Expo Hall
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Channel Counties Division
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Monterey Bay Division Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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2016 Trends in Labor Relations
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Emerging Issues in Policing: Implications for California Cities
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Medical Marijuana: Continuing Regulatory Changes
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Implementing Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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New Tools for Funding Your Stormwater Program
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Strategies for Local Government Recruiting in the Social Media Age
1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
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Public Meetings Out Of Control? Think Like A Kindergarten Teacher
1:30 - 1:50 p.m.
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Making Your Community Truly Inclusive
2:00 - 2:20 p.m.
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Response and Aftermath to a Terrorist Attack - Lessons Learned
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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General Resolutions Committee
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Business Meeting
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
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African American Caucus Business Meeting
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
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Latino Caucus Business Meeting
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
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Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Local Officials Caucus Business Meeting
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
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Elected Official Engagement in Employee Relations
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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How Data Visualization Uncovers Secrets to Better Outcomes
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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Massage Establishments - Challenges and Solutions
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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Transparent Cities: Building Communities for Everyone
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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The Sharing Economy - Managing the Challenge & Creating Opportunities
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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5 Workplace Issues That Matter Most to Emerging Leaders
2:45 - 3:05 p.m.
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Disaster Preparedness Lessons Learned from the Christchurch Earthquake Red Zone
3:45 - 4:05 p.m.
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Hot Topics in Municipal Revenues, Budgeting & Finance
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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Approaches to Administer Local Minimum Wage Ordinances
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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How Bad Data is Hurting the Fire Service
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Reducing Pension and OPEB Costs
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Cafe Style Discussion: Diversity in City Management
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Crisis Management for Officer Involved Shootings
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Changing the Way We See & Serve California Cities
4:15 - 4:35 p.m.
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Don't Feed the Bears - Reducing Burglaries in Our Communities
4:45 - 5:05 p.m.
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Growing Green in Riverside, Integrating Climate Action with Entrepreneurial Opportunity
5:15 - 5:35 p.m.
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The Advance of Wireless Infrastructure
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Beacon Spotlight Awards Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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East Bay Division Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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North Bay Division Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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San Diego & Imperial Counties Division Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Local Officials Caucus Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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Women's Caucus Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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Orange County Division
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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Redwood Empire Division
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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African American Caucus Reception
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Central Valley Division
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
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Latino Caucus 26th Anniversary Gala
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
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Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Karaoke Night
9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
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Friday
Registration Open
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
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Penninsula Division Breakfast
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
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Riverside Division Breakfast
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
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Mergers & Sharing Personnel: What’s a City to Do?
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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Budget Forecasting in Financial Policy Making
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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Changes and Trends in Water Management
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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How to Develop Your Retail Recruitment Roadmap
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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Prepare For An Active Shooter Event & Save Lives
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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Meeting Affordable Housing Challenges with Fewer Resources
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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Engaging Youth: The Journey of Three Cities
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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Sitting is the New Smoking: How to Get Employees Moving
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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The Gender Balance Challenge: Why is it Important?
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Addressing Homelessness: Attainable, Collaborative Solutions
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Social Media & Today’s 24-7 News Cycle: Do's and Don'ts
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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What Municipalities Can Do About the Coming Drone-pocalypse
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Building Trust in Police Departments
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Lower Your OPEB Liability Through the League Health Benefits Marketplace
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Closing Luncheon with Voting Delegates & General Assembly
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
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