Conference Season Is Here!


Why are thousands of people spending so much time meeting up in conference rooms and hallways to talk and listen to each other? To learn. To grow. To think bigger. To find solutions to their communities' challenges. We are there to confer with our fellow local government peers. Local government offers a unique opportunity to see hundreds of petri dishes run policy experiments that yield both positive and negative results. At these conferences, we have an opportunity to share our results so we can all learn what worked and what didn't.

As you head into conference season, define "success." Evaluate what you learned in the past and maximize what you learn this year. Walk the entire exhibit hall, and get to the edges where the small new players are just revealing their fresh ideas for solving the most quizzical of public challenges. Focus not just on the solutions they are offering, but challenge the root cause of the problems they are trying to solve.

Instead of wandering into a conference, stride in with a plan, a vision and a lot of prep-work. These narrow windows of assembled movers and shakers are powerful moments. Make the most of them.

Happy Conferring,


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2018 Conference Plans

Look for Tripepi Smith on the local government conference circuit! Come find us at the following events:

WCMA Summer Symposium 
Winthrop, WA

ICMA Annual Conference
Baltimore, MD

LOCC Annual Conference
Long Beach

MISAC Annual Conference
Rancho Mirage 

MMASC Annual Conference
Indian Wells

MMANC Annual Conference