Be a Conversation Starter to Inspire Innovation in Local Government!
25 July 2017
UPDATE: Deadline Extended to September 15, 2017
Download and fill out a case study application and show off the innovations in your organization!
The Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) is the annual gathering place for local government professionals seeking innovative ways to connect people and ideas that support their efforts to be the best communities. TLG is all about meeting up with old friends and making new friends around presentations on dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment.
We want YOU to be one of those conversation starters at the 24th Transforming Local Government Conference taking place April 3-6, 2018 in Tacoma, WA!
TLG is your platform to highlight your organization’s innovations and help others learn from your experiences. That's why we ask you to share your story with us! And the stories don’t have to be all pretty and harmonious, situations where everything fell into place by happenstance—the reality is that failure is often a part, or key, to the innovation process. Creating great cities and counties can be messy. We are a community that grows stronger by sharing stories across city, county, state and country lines. What we do expect is that the stories we share are told in an entertaining and engaging format. This is TLG after all!
The Alliance for Innovation defines Innovation as a changed process, approach, product or service that is new to you or your organization and produces better results that are valued. Innovation is most powerful when it is adopted by others.
Innovation, at its core, is about making things better in ways that are useful and valuable to people. It is about changing our services, our processes, our tools or our products to add value that matters to the people that use them. It is about discovering challenges or opportunities, designing possible enhancements, testing and selecting the best ones, and then using our ideas, our skills, our talents, our data, and our relationships to serve ever better.
We want to hear about your innovations—whether they are big, small, incremental or disruptive, it is about something new. It demands we take risks and leave behind some big or small part of what WAS, in favor of what MIGHT BE.
Applications are being accepted through September 1. The selection committee is looking for your stories of success’ (and failure) on programs, projects, services, and initiatives demonstrating creative and innovative practices relative to the below categories:
TLG will attract over 600 local government professionals at every level in the organization across the US and Canada that are deliberately seeking new and innovative ways to connect people, information, and ideas that support their efforts to be the best communities to live, grow, work, play and prosper. TLG is recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment.
5. Selection Committee members are a combination of:
Complete the application form and then email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2017.
All local governments are welcome to submit a case study application; you do not need to be an Alliance for Innovation member. However, we do request an opportunity to meet with your organization to share the value and benefits of membership prior to the conference. Please suggest a couple meeting dates and times on the application to meet with a Regional Director.
NOTE: Local government organizations that are selected as case study presenters and/or awardees of an Alliance for Innovation Award are responsible for all associated costs, such as:
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