The League of California Cities® is soliciting session proposals for this premiere educational event for city managers, assistant city managers and staff, being held at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel, January 31 - February 2, 2018. We encourage you to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge and expertise with this important audience!

Who Can Submit

Submissions, non-commercial in nature, from any individual, group, business or organization, on any topic are welcome through June 5 Thursday, June 8. The City Managers Department Meeting Program Planning Committee will consider the educational value of each proposal and the extent to which it presents new and/or significant information.

How It Works

Only proposals submitted online through the proposal form will be considered. As there is a limit to the amount of words allowed within the title and description of each proposal, it is recommended you write your proposal in a word-processing program first, then paste the final version into the online form.

Getting Started

Secrets of Great Proposals

Securing a spot on the program is highly competitive, with approximately twenty five percent of proposals being accepted. You can increase your chances by preparing a thorough, thoughtful and complete proposal that tells how your session would help city managers and those who work within local governments to improve their careers and communities. When preparing your proposal consider the following elements:

Types of Proposals

Over ninety-five percent of each year's conference programming comes directly from the open call for proposals in a variety of formats. Select one of the available formats listed below that best fits your topic and desired outcomes.

Breakout Sessions Complete details

CityTalks Complete details

Discussion Forum Complete details

Topic Suggestions

Submission Requirements and Review

Broad appeal to all League members within municipalities throughout California, current and timely topics, originality, innovativeness, interactive/creative, thought/discussion provoking, evidence based, and the avoidance of product/vendor commercialization. Complete details

Registration and Speaker Policy

The League of California Cities® is a not-for-profit association, and to keep registration costs as low as possible, is unable to provide any reimbursement of expenses, travel, or other compensations. Due to the difficult economic challenges cities/counties are experiencing, we recognize and deeply appreciate your interest and commitment. The success of our program depends on the efforts of practicing professionals willing to volunteer their time to professional education. Complete details

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy and will never share any of your personal information nor sell your e-mail address to an outside party.

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Deadline - June 5 Thursday, June 8

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