#ELGL18 is May 16, 17 and 18 in Golden, Colorado!

This is a big tent local government learning opportunity to broaden your knowledge on a variety of topics, in a unique location.

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Tickets for the three day conference are $200 and includes the full agenda!

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We've reserved hotel blocks at two Golden hotels that are within walking distance of the conference spaces.

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ELGL conferences are affordable because of support from our awesome sponsors!

Wednesday, May 16

Various Colorado local government organizations

  • Day in the Life
    • Spend the day with another local government to learn from their experiences, projects, and workplace culture.
    • Lottery RSVP only. Selected participants will be notified in early May.
    • Ben Kittelson shuttle to Lone Tree leaves at 6:30 from Table Mountain Inn.

Check in opens at the American Mountaineering Center.

Shuttle to McKinstry leaves from the American Mountaineering Center.

McKinstry (16025 Table Mountain Pkwy #100, Golden, CO 80403)

  • What Works Cities Certification Training
    • Included in your ticket price
    • Includes lunch

Shuttle from American Mountaineering Center leaves for McKinstry.

McKinstry (16025 Table Mountain Pkwy #100, Golden, CO 80403)

  • Innovation Social Hour
    • Included in your ticket price
    • Includes appetizers and drinks

*Shuttle will bring attendees back to downtown Golden

Thursday, May 17

8:00 a.m. – Noon
American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401)

12:15 a.m. 

  • #ELGL18 Grand Opening
    • Join Golden, CO city manager Jason Slowinski as we get ready to tour the Golden area
    • Laugh with Michael Karlik, host of City Council Chronicles and Tear It Down
    • Learn about the unique conference format of #ELGL18

1:30 p.m. 

  • Tours of Golden, Colorado
    • Included in your ticket price
    • RSVP required; you will be notified of your tour option at registration
      • Coors Brewery
      • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
      • BOSM Labs/Good Meds Marijuana
      • Walking Tour of Golden, CO

3:30 p.m. 

  • Attendee led meet-ups
    • Included in your ticket price
    • RSVP required; you will be notified of your selected meet-up at registration
      • Wine, Cheese & the Diversity Dashboard – meet at Indulge Wine Bar: 1299 Washington Ave.
      • Triceratops Walk & IoT – meet in AMC lobby.
      • Pizza & Partnerships – meet in AMC lobby.
      • Bikes, Brews & Citizen Requests with Belleair – meet at the Golden Bike Library.
      • Powerful Budgeting, Powerful Brewing – meet at New Terrain Brewing: 16401 Table Mountain Parkway

6:00 p.m. 

Friday, May 18

7:45 a.m.
American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401)

  • Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. 

10: 20 a.m.


  • Hosted lunch at restaurants around Golden, CO
    • Included in your ticket price
    • You’ll select a restaurant to attend with fellow #ELGL18 attendees

1:30 p.m. 

3:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

5:45 p.m. 

  • ELGL Celebration
    • Hosted by Cartegraph & What Works Cities

Additional #ELGL18 Resources

Technology Learning Lab: Meet with government technology companies and view demos of the latest products designed to promote and enhance government innovation.

Career Development Lab: Get your resume reviewed, practice interviewing, and talk to recruiters and hiring managers about the best next steps to advance your local government career.

Professional Head Shots: A professional photographer will be available to take new head shots for your LinkedIn profile and professional use.

#ELGL18 Attendee Profiles

Here are some of the awesome people you’ll meet at #ELGL18!

#ELGL18 Blog Posts

Here are the blog posts about #ELGL18 so you can read up on each session and get excited!