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Transforming Local Government


unprecedented ideas, Team building, professional networking

"TLG wasn’t just good—it was probably the best conference I’ve ever attended. The experience gained and connections made were invaluable, and it was exhaustive without being exhausting. I absolutely plan to attend again, and I would encourage all others to do so as well."

- Kara Sokol, Director of Community Engagement, City of Ferndale, MI

The Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) is different from any other conference you will attend. TLG attracts attendees from local governments that are deliberately seeking new and innovative ways to meet new challenges and provide high quality service to the communities they serve. 

TLG is recognized for its dynamic content, which encourages team building, free thinking and fosters unprecedented ideas. Participants hear presentations directly from the teams that have created some of the most innovative programs and projects in local government today. 

The conference is specifically designed to promote team building and provide opportunities to share ideas. There are combinations of formal and informal activities that facilitate networking and exchanges among attendees. The scale of the conference allows local government professionals to participate in highly interactive conversations, to network directly with the presenters and to establish new and long lasting peer-to-peer contacts. 

2017 Transforming Local Government Conference

April 18 - 21, 2017 in Tulsa, OK

No longer Accepting Case Study Applications

Be a Conversation Starter to Inspire Innovation in Local Government!

Download and fill out a case study application and show off the innovations in your organization!

We want YOU to be a conversation starter at our 2017 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) to be held April 18-21st in Tulsa, OK!

The Transforming Local Government Conference 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 recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment.

TLG is your platform to highlight your organization’s innovations and help others learn from your experiences. Your story doesn’t have to be all pretty – failure is often a reality in 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. Your story does have to be told in an entertaining and engaging format. This is TLG! It’s time to get your creative juices flowing!

The application period has now ended. Be on the lookout for the announcement of our exciting lineup of case study presenters as we dive into our core focus...INNOVATION! 

How does the Alliance for Innovation define Innovation? 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 others adopt it. 

Conference Background:       

TLG will attract over 500 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 supports 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.

SELECTION PROCESS:

1. Limit two (2) case study applications per local government.

2. Case studies should have been implemented in the last 2 years.

3. All applications will be read and reviewed by Selection Committee Members. The top applications are scheduled for an interview. (Be prepared to include a show a sample of your presentation at the interview!) Committee members, using the same evaluation system, weigh and score each application at the conclusion of the oral interview.  The top applications are then forwarded to the Final Selection Committee for further review, and final selection.

4. Case studies will be evaluated and scored as follows:

Category

 Percent of Total Score

Innovation

 20%

Application Assembly and Presentation

 20%

Significance and Applicable Results

 20%

Effectiveness

 20%

Collaboration

 20%

5. Selection Committee members are a combination of:

  • Alliance for Innovation Board Members (City/County Managers)
  • Alliance for Innovation staff
  • Host Community Representatives
  • Alliance for Innovation Ambassadors
  • Chief Innovation Officers

HOW TO APPLY:

Application period has closed. Presenters will be announced soon!

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:

1. Registration fees for each person at the conference

2. All travel expenses including, but not limited to, air travel, hotel, car rental and other associated travel expenses

conference partner program

Come see how the Transforming Local Government Conference Partner Program is better than ever!

The TLG Partner Program is an opportunity for jurisdictions to purchase registrations to attend the Transforming Local Government Conference in bulk at a significant cost savings. In addition to registrations, jurisdiction will receive the below items for THREE YEARS!

TLG Partner Benefits at TLG
  • 4 Registrations to the TLG Conference Per Year (Three year value $6,000)
  • 4 Registrations to an exclusive conference session for TLG Partners. Session topics can include team building, leadership or innovation
TLG Partner Benefits throughout the year:
  • $100 Discount off Organization Wide Participation in any Hot Topic Webinar (Three year value $3,600)
  • One free organization wide webinar per year created specifically for TLG Partner Jurisdictions. Topic areas to focus on team building, organizational transformation or leadership (Three year value $1,185)
  • Assist Alliance staff in designing the TLG Conference Experience by offering input including theme, topic, and keynote suggestions

Total Three-Year value $10,785, your cost $5,500

The TLG Conference Partner Program is an opportunity for organizations to attend TLG and maximize their Alliance for Innovation membership. Conference Partners benefit from:
  • Recognition as a Leader in Innovation and Public Service
  • Investing in Employee Development through discounted pricing 
  • Networking Opportunities with Leading Local Governments
  • Sharing the TLG Experience Year Round with Your Entire Organization

Become a TLG Conference Partner Today!  Contact Brandi Allen, Conferences Director at 602.496.1097 or ballen@transformgov.org.

special thanks to the current tlg conference partner governments

Arlington County, VA
 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
 PINELLAS COUNTY, FL
Arvada, CO
 JOHNSON CITY, TN
 QUEEN CREEK, AZ
Aspen, CO
 LAS VEGAS, NV
 RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
Auburn, AL
 LEESBURG, VA
 Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Bayside, WI
 LOUDON COUNTY, VA
 RICHFIELD, MN
Belleair, FL
 MANATEE COUNTY, FL
 SACRAMENTO, CA
CARLSBAD, CA
 MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC
 SARASOTA COUNTY, FL
 
CASA GRANDE, AZ
 MONTGOMERY, OH
 SCOTTSDALE, AZ
CATAWBA COUNTY, NC
 NAVAJO COUNTY, AZ
 Sequim, WA
CLEARWATER, FL
 NOVI, MI
 ST. LOUIS PARK, MN
DALLAS, TX
 OLATHE, KS
 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
DECATUR, GA
 PALO ALTO, CA
 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
DELRAY BEACH, FL
 PEARLAND, TX