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.

City Attorneys' Track

Wednesday
Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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City Clerk’s Workshop: Elections: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Joint Policy Committee Meeting
9:00 - 10:00 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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Department Business Meetings
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
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Inland Empire/Desert Mountain Division Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Riverside Division
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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Los Angeles County Division
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
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Sacramento Valley Division
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
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South San Joaquin Valley Division
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
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First Time Attendee Orientation
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
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Opening General Session - Annual Report and Keynote Address
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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Tie into TIERS: A Guide to Practical Public Engagement
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
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The Beaumont CA Scandal: Can it Happen to You?
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
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Local Governments’ Role in Meeting California’s Environmental Goals
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
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How to Overcome Obstacles to Passing Your Sales Tax Measure
3:45 - 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 - 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
7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
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Hunt the Future: Accelerate from Status Quo to Status Go
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
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Facebook for Local Government: Tips, Tools & Best Practices
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
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Newly Proposed CEQA Guidelines are Coming to Your Town!
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
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Before, During and After California Wildland Fires: The New Normal
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
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Trading in the Cadillac for an OPEB-free Prius
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
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Annexations: Restoring Financial Viability
8:15 - 8:35 a.m.
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Benefits of Thinking Big: Overachieving with Limited Resources
8:40 - 9:00 a.m.
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Diagnosing Your Financial Health
9:05 - 9:25 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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Monterey Bay Division Lunch
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m
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Redwood Empire Division Reception
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
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The Benefits of Diversity in Municipal Management
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Getting the Most Value From Your City’s Technology Investment
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Cannabis Legalization in California: Nine Months Out
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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Tackling the Homeless Crisis: Pathways to Housing and
1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
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Creating a Collaborative Community Development Initiative
1:25 - 1:45 p.m.
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Boost your League Membership: Become a Leader and Maximize Resources
1:50 - 2:15 p.m.
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General Resolutions Committee
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
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African American Caucus Business Meeting
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
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Asian Pacific Islander 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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Latino Caucus Business Meeting
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
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Bringing Cutting Edge Talent Strategies to Your Organization
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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Three Important Emerging Planning Technologies
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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It Can Happen to #YouToo: Harassment Claims against City Officials
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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Bargaining Perspectives from a Union and a Management Expert
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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Rural Cities: Challenges and Opportunities
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
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Coastal Cities Issues Group
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
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Igniting Passion for Public Service: Civics Education & Workforce Development
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Strategies and Thoughts on Updating Your Local Coastal Plan
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Improving Civic Engagement in Diverse Communities
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Getting More from City Services — Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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2017 Tax Bill and Its Impact on Affordable Housing
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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Strategies to Manage Increasing Pension Costs
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
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North Bay Division Reception
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
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Channel Counties Division
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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East Bay Division Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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Orange County Division Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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San Diego & Imperial Counties Division Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Central Valley Division
6:00 - 9:00 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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Beacon Spotlight Awards Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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African American Caucus Reception
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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Latino Caucus 27th Anniversary Gala
6:00 - 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 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Peninsula Division Luncheon
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
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Changing Face of Economic Development: Land Use, Sustainability, Housing
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
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Reducing Homelessness in your Community: Where Do You Start?
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
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#NotYouToo: Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Officials
8:45 - 10:45 a.m.
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Women's Caucus Business Meeting
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
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The Present and Future of Legislating Police Culture
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
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State Housing Update: Directors from CalHFA, HCD, CDLAC and TCAC
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
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Hot Topics In California Municipal Finance
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
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City Hall for Everyone – Inside and Out
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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Unconscious Bias
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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Mapping Black California — Using GIS To Identify Our Assets & Assess Our Challenges
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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Proposition 6: Eliminating $52 Billion for Thousands of City, County, and State Transportation Projects
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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No More 8-5: Policies to Transform Your Traditional Workplace
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
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Closing Luncheon & General Assembly
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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