2020 ICMA Annual Conference Planned for Toronto Will Transition to a Digital Event
The safety and well-being of our members, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners are of utmost importance to us and with the spread of COVID-19 showing no signs of abating soon, we have made the decision to transform the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, September 23-26, into a Digital Event.
While we can’t precisely replicate an in-person event, we are planning a world class digital experience that will allow you to step away from your workday challenges and immerse yourself in top-notch education sessions, exciting and engaging keynote speakers, a exhibitor experience with relevant and innovative product and service offerings, and robust opportunities to network and collaborate.
By making this decision well in advance of registration, our hope is to minimize any stress or inconvenience to you. We appreciate your patience as we finalize our new plans and event details over the next few weeks. Every member of the ICMA team, as well as our member volunteers are focused on building an unforgettable and unique experience for you.
While this certainly would not have been our preference, it will be another opportunity for reinvention—something ICMA has been doing for 106 years. While there is so much uncertainty in the world right now, there is one thing you can be sure of. ICMA will not let you down. Now more than ever you need the support of an association that understands the challenges you face—from leading and managing your communities, to taking care of your family and yourself.
Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support of ICMA. Best wishes for the health and safety of you, your family, your team, and your community. We look forward to seeing you in September.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why was the in-person ICMA Annual Conference canceled?
The safety and well-being of the exhibitors, attendees, and sponsors are of utmost importance to us and with the spread of COVID-19 showing no signs of abating soon, the decision was made to transform the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, September 23-26, into a Virtual Event.
How do I register for and access the 2020 ICMA Virtual Event?
We are anticipating opening registration in early to mid-June. Upon registering and as we get closer to the event date, you will receive information that will include instructions for accessing the event.
How much does it cost to attend the 2020 ICMA Virtual Event?
We are currently building out the registration package and fees and are anticipating finalizing them and opening registration in early to mid-June. Visit the ICMA Conference Web site for up-to-date information.
Will there be a Virtual Exhibit Hall?
Yes. There will be a Virtual Exhibit Hall that will showcase new products and technologies in local government. The Virtual Exhibit Hall will allow attendees to visit individual booths, browse through the resources available, and interact with the exhibiting companies’ team members throughout the event.
Will there be education sessions?
Yes. There will be education sessions that are live, sessions that are pre-recorded (On-Demand) and opportunities for roundtable discussions amongst attendees during the conference dates. All sessions will be recorded and will be accessible after the conference, too.
Will you still feature keynote speakers?
Yes. ICMA will continue to select dynamic and relevant keynote speakers.
How can I engage with other virtual event attendees?
There will be multiple opportunities to network and converse with your conference peers through roundtables, chat rooms, breaks, and networking lounges.