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Conference Updates: Sunday, September 25

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Sunday Program Updates: None to report as of Friday, September 23.

Conference Housing Bureau will be available by phone and e-mail on Sunday to assist with hotel reservations. Call 801-577-1261 (not a toll-free number) or e-mail

Questions about possible additional seats on social tours can be asked at the Wellington tour desk located in the conference registration area.

Keynote book signings on Sunday in the ICMA Pavilion in Exhibit Hall E (Level 3). Keynote books can only be purchased at the ICMA conference registration desk; no books will be sold in the Pavilion, where the signings will take place.

ICMAtv returns in its 11th year to conduct behind the scenes interviews and feature in-depth reports from local governments across the country. For the first time, this year’s program will feature a number of smaller-sized local governments (populations of 20,000 or less) that show the issues these communities face and the initiatives that impact them.

During the conference, attendees can watch ICMAtv on TV screens located around the convention center, on social media, at the ICMA video library, and in these conference hotels: Kansas City Marriott Downtown (Channel 50), Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown (Channel 49), Hilton President Kansas City (Channel 66), Hotel Philips (Channel 77), Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center (Channel 94), and Westin Kansas City at Crown Center (Channel 94).

More specific details are included online at ICMAtv 2016. After the conference, you can access ICMAtv conference content by visiting either the video library or

Q&A sessions: ICMA staff will be available to assist with questions in the ICMA Pavilion Member Service Center (Exhibit Hall) throughout the conference. Discuss your credentialing program questions with Jenese Jackson, Sunday, 5–7:00 p.m.; Monday, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m. Discuss leadership development with Felicia Logan, Sunday, 5–7 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:30–10:45 a.m., and discuss professional development questions with Amanda Relyea, Sunday, 5–7:00 p.m.; Monday, 9:30–10:45 a.m.and 12:00–2:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

You can also stop by to sign-up for ICMA’s new #WeThriveHere Challenge, a digital challenge that gives you the chance to compete against other local government professionals while improving your professional ability to thrive in the profession. Enter for a shot at being named 2017 #WeThriveHere champion, free registration to the 2017 ICMA Annual Conference, bragging rights, and more. You can also sign-up online at

Social Media Assistance will be available in the ICMA Pavilion to assist with the ICMA conference app and also to help you create a social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for you and your community.

2016 ICMA Awards recipients will be recognized during Wednesday’s Celebration of Service. A complete list of the 2016 awards can be found at and will be published in the October issue of Public Management (PM) magazine.

Give the 2016 Conference Evaluation Committee members your thoughts about the conference. Look for the 40 members who are wearing dark blue ribbons or check for their names at


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