Everything you need to know about the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference.

General Information

What is the ICMA Annual Conference?

The ICMA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of local government professionals in the world and offers an abundance of educational, information-sharing, and networking tools to help local government management professionals manage their communities in today’s complex environment.

Where and when is the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference?

The 2019 ICMA Annual Conference begins on Sunday, October 20 and ends on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Preconference begins Saturday, October 19.  This year’s Annual Conference is being held at Music City Center located at 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Who should attend the ICMA Annual Conference?

Anyone can attend the ICMA Annual Conference. City managers. Students. Budget analysts. Public safety officials. Assistants. Economic development managers. Planners. Local government management professionals of all career stages and backgrounds come to the ICMA Annual Conference each year.

Is there a dress code at the ICMA Annual Conference?

Conference and evening event attire is business casual. If you are attending a special meeting, you might want to consider more formal business attire

How do I use the kiosk feature at the ICMA Annual Conference?

The registration area will feature self-service kiosk stations, where you will be able to scan the QR code you received with your registration confirmation to print your badge(s) and tickets. You can scan your QR code in paper, from your mobile device, or you can enter your name at a self-service station to print your registration materials on-site in Nashville.  Annual Conference staff will be on-site to assist you and answer any questions about the system.  Inquiries by email can be sent to Matt Watson at mwatson@icma.org

Can I download Annual Conference presentations?

Yes, registrants of the ICMA Annual Conference will have access to download session handouts and PowerPoint presentations from various sessions through the Conference App and online during and after the Conference event.

Registration and Pricing

How do I register?

You’ll have the option to register via credit card online, or you can register via check using the paper registration form.  To request a copy of the paper registration form, please contact ICMA’s Events Registration Manager at mwatson@icma.org.

How much does registration cost for the Annual Conference? Are there any deadlines?

Registration postmarked/completed by August 8:

  • $720 Member
  • $1,440 Nonmember

Registration postmarked/completed by October 10:

  • $790 Member
  • $1,580 Nonmember

Registration postmarked/completed after October 10:

  • $845 Member
  • $1,690 Nonmember

Can I bring my partner to the Conference? How can I register them?

Absolutely! You can register through the Annual Conference registration process, using the Partner Registration section. The Registration rate for partners is $115, which includes a ticket to the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening: A Taste of Nashville on Sunday evening.

How do I add additional events to my registration?

Annual Conference attendees can purchase additional tickets online after they have registered. Simply log into your account, click My Events from your My ICMA profile, click on the 2019 Annual Conference event, and click the orange Add Session button under your sessions listing.  You can also click Register Now on this page to purchase tickets if you are already registered.  If you have questions, please contact the Events Registration Manager at mwatson@icma.org.

Why can't I add items to the personal schedule? How do I use it?

Ticketed events will appear on your personal schedule once you register for them; non-ticketed sessions can be added to your schedule by clicking the checkbox next to the session title, and the Add to Schedule button at the bottom of the page. If the session is not on the registration form, you’ll be able to add it to your schedule yourself at no cost.

  • Ticketed event categories: ICMA University Workshops, Sports, Field Demonstrations
  • Non-ticketed session categories: Educational Sessions, Educational Exhibits & Solutions Track Sessions, Keynote/Featured Speakers, Learning Labs, Special Meetings

I never received the email with the kiosk QR code. How can I access another?

Contact customerservices@icma.org and we will have the email resent.

I lost my badge. How do I get another one?

Visit the registration desk onsite and an ICMA staff member can reprint it for you.

Hotel Information

How do I book a hotel for the ICMA Annual Conference?

Hotel reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis by Experient, Please do NOT contact the hotels directly. For a list of Conference hotels and rates visit the Hotels page.

What are the hotel cancellation policies?

Reservations may be changed (based on availability) until August 24 without penalty and must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

When is the last day to receive the discounted hotel rate?

Reservations must be received by August 24 to guarantee conference rates. Higher rates may exist after that time.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

How do I become an ICMA Annual Conference sponsor?

The ICMA Annual Conference is the best opportunity to sustain and grow your business and position yourself as a leader in the field. Click here to access the 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more sponsorship information, please contact Jeremy Figoten, ICMA, at 202-962-3646 or email jfigoten@icma.org.

How do I become an ICMA Annual Conference exhibitor?

In order to become an exhibitor and show your product to over 3,000 city and county officials from across the country, please contact:

Lara Fitts Gamache
Corcoran Expositions, Inc.
(312) 265-9639 (t)
(312) 541-0573 (f)

Jennifer Bitner
Corcoran Expositions, Inc.
312-265-9654 (t)

Where can I view the floor plan and select my booth?

You can access the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference floor plan here.