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Don’t Miss These Opportunities at the Annual Conference & Expo

August 31, 2018
Here are a few things you won’t want to miss at the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
9–11 a.m. Policy Committees
Close to 350 city officials serve on the League’s policy committees and add their collective expertise, wisdom and opinions to the debate that is the foundation of League policy. Recommendations from the policy committee are forwarded to the League board of directors. Policy committees will meet on Wednesday morning as needed to review Annual Conference Resolutions and other pending issues.
8:30 a.m. –1 p.m.  City Clerks Workshop (additional registration required)
The workshop begins with a 30-minute department business meeting followed by a four-hour session titled Elections: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond. Additional registration required; CMC/MMC Advanced Education Point accreditation will be available.
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Department Business Meetings
Functioning as professional societies with educational and networking opportunities, professional departments play an essential role in forming League policy and programs. Discover what your colleagues are working on with the League by attending the department business meetings.
12:45– 1:15 p.m. First Time Attendee Orientation
This is a special presentation to welcome first-time attendees. Join us to hear about our organization and how to get the most out of your conference experience.
1:30–3:30 p.m. Opening General Session
The annual opening ceremonies are followed by an inspirational and informative talk on the importance of personal leadership values in everyday life. 
3:45–5 p.m. Educational Sessions
Choose from sessions on homelessness, sales tax, public engagement, and sessions in the City Attorneys’ Track. Sessions are open to all registered attendees.
5–7 p.m. Grand Opening Expo Hall & Host City Reception
Presented by the City of Long Beach, stop by the expo hall to visit with vendors, pick up your 120th Anniversary gift, and get a book signed by our opening keynote speaker. 
7–10 p.m. CitiPAC Leadership Reception
Held at the Pacific Gallery & Patio at the Long Beach Convention Center, CitiPAC’s 12th Annual Leadership Reception, will feature music, food, beverages, and games.
Thursday, Sept. 13
8:15–9:30 a.m. Educational Sessions
Choose from sessions on California fires, OPEB, CEQA and sessions in the City Attorneys’ Track. Sessions are open to all registered attendees.
9 a.m. –4 p.m. Expo Open
Over 275 cost-saving services and state-of-the-art products, including 70 first time exhibitors await your introduction to help save money while improving services. Plus, stop by the 120th Anniversary Plaza in booth 1365 with an exciting new game and attendee giveaways.
9:45–11:45 a.m. General Session
Featuring a special panel with three leading political experts who will dive into the upcoming November election.
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Attendee Lunch
Meet-up with new friends for lunch that is included with your registration purchase.  Located in the Expo Hall.
1–2:15 p.m. General Resolutions Committee
During this meeting, the committee will hear resolutions to the League policy committees for review and recommendation. Resolutions that are approved by the GRC are next considered by the General Assembly, which occurs Friday at 12:30 p.m.
1–5:30 p.m. Educational Sessions
Choose from sessions on taxes, diversity, cannabis, and sessions in the City Attorneys’ Track. Sessions are open to all registered attendees.
2:15–2:45 p.m. Caucus Board Meetings
League's five diversity caucuses will connect for a quick meeting.  Information on how to join can be attained by attending. The caucuses are: African-American Caucus, Asian-Pacific Islander Caucus, Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Local Officials Caucus (GLBTLO), Latino Caucus, and the Women's Caucus.
Evening Caucus and Division Events
Check your program for information on all of the receptions going on for the caucuses and the regional divisions who are holding events. 
Friday, Sept. 14
8 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Educational Sessions
Choose from sessions on land use, reducing homelessness, obstacles of unconscious bias, and sessions in the City Attorneys’ Track. Sessions are open to all registered attendees.
12:30–2:30 p.m. Closing Luncheon & General Assembly
Gather on the final day for the launch of a new League year. Vote on resolutions and celebrate the new League leadership transition.
Online registration has ended, please register on-site. Full conference registration includes access to all general and educational sessions (except the City Clerks Workshop), Wednesday host-city reception, most networking events, Thursday lunch with exhibitors, and the Friday closing luncheon. Member city full conference registrations starts at $575.
A Note about Housing

The League has been alerted that unauthorized housing companies (called hotel poachers) have been contacting registered attendees and exhibitors offering cheaper rates at hotels during the Annual Conference. This practice, also known as room pirating, is a scam that all attendees should be aware of in order to avoid passing along personal and financial information. 
Visit www.cacities.org/AC for more information.

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