Annual Conference


#ELGL17 is May 11 and 12, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

It’s our best agenda yet – check out #ELGL17 agenda for Detroit on May 11 and 12.

#ELGL17 in Detroit

Want to learn why ELGL conferences are the best opportunities to connect, communicate, and educate about local government? Check out this recap of #ELGL16:

#ELGL16 was a huge success! We had more than 600 people participating at the six locations on October 21. Review agenda and sponsor information below:

  • #ELGL16 Agenda Overview
    • ELGL volunteers are planning one day conferences in Durham, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Menlo Park and Portland on October 21, 2016.
    • No matter where you live, there’s an #ELGL16 nearby.
  • Specific Location Agendas
    • #ELGL16 is a paperless conference. Please bookmark these agendas on your mobile device to learn about the keynotes and sessions:
      • Chicago (#ELGL16 in the Windy City)
      • Denver (#ELGL16 in the Rockies)
      • Dallas (#ELGL16 in the Dee Eff Dub)
      • Durham (#ELGL16 in the Bull City)
      • Portland (#ELGL16 in the Rose City)
      • Menlo Park (#ELGL16 in the Home of Facebook)
  • Register for #ELGL16
    • Most #ELGL16 tickets are sold out.
    • Tickets for all #ELGL16 locations go on sale the week of August 22, 2016.
    • Tickets are $35 for students, $75 for members, and $100 for non-members (includes ELGL membership).
    • Ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, happy hour, a full day of conference activity and #ELGL16 swag.
  • Sponsor #ELGL16
    • #ELGL16 sponsorship opportunities are now available! Signing up early to sponsor #ELGL16 means that your organization will be affiliated at every turn as we begin ramping up and promoting the pop up conferences.
  • About #ELGL16
    • Each “pop up” ELGL experience is designed to expand your local government and leadership knowledge in a geographic region close to you.  Please mark your calendars and pick the pop up location that works best for you and your colleagues.


What should I wear?

  • Business casual attire is perfect for all of the #ELGL16 locations.

Who’s attending the pop-up location I’m attending?

  • We’ll publish the final list of attendees (including the “bands” that each attendee is a member of) the week of October 17.

Who are the #ELGL16 sponsors?

  • Our ticket prices are super low because of our amazing sponsors – check ’em out.
  • Notably, ELGL doesn’t believe in vendor halls or selling speaking spots. So this means you’re just as likely to be sitting next to another local government ELGL friend, as you are a sponsor ELGL friend. We think that mixing and mingling is the best way to form sincere and authentic relationships.

I’m hungry – are you serving meals?

  • Yes – your ticket price includes breakfast, lunch and a social hour + drinks.

Are you using social media during the event?

  • Uhhhhh… yeah. We ALWAYS live tweet ELGL learning opportunities and our goal for #ELGL16 is to make the hashtag trend nationally. 
  • We’ll have people from across the country tweeting and posting using #ELGL16 so if you can’t attend, follow along on Facebook, Twitter and IG, as well as