Engagement + Networking

Create unforgettable moments in Nashville.

The ICMA Annual Conference is more than just networking; it’s the opportunity to create lifelong connections. And with more than 3,000 people gathering in Nashville, we’ve created events and programs to make it easy to meet, greet, and collaborate.

Saturday Night Reception

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Saturday, October 19 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Experience the only museum that honors the musicians that played on the greatest recordings of all time. From Hendrix to Hank and L.A. to Motown, interactive exhibits include the Stax Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals and the Nashville influence. Catch up with colleagues and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while exploring the museum and its many exciting exhibits.

Fee: $35-Adult / $30-youth

Sunday Morning Networking & Fun

Topgolf Nashville
Sunday, October 20 | 10:00am-1:00pm

A new experience added to this year’s 2019 ICMA Annual Conference, attendees can take part in an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. This is a ticketed event.

Fee: $35

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception

Music City Center
Sunday, October 20 | 5pm-7pm

On opening night, join ICMA and thousands of your colleagues at the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference kick-off party – includes entertainment, food, and networking. This is a ticketed event.

Fee: $45-Adult / $35-Youth

Tuesday Evening Event: Wildhorse Saloon

Wildhorse Saloon
Tuesday, October 22 | 5:30pm-9:30pm

Learn to line dance early in the evening, then hit the floor with an ’80s dance band later in the evening. Attendees will enjoy a full buffet dinner and complimentary drinks.

Fee: $45-Adult / $35-Youth

Other Networking Events at the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA and Friends Equity Mixer

Sunday, Oct. 20, 7–9 p.m.

This event is free to attend.

Join ICMA, CivicPRIDE, the League of Women in Government, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the Local Government Hispanic Network, the International Network of Asian Public Administrators, ICMA veterans, the National Association of County Administrators, Engaging Local Government Leaders, and other friends for another mix and mingle with managers, up-and-comers, students, and everyone in between. All are invited to a networking mixer Sunday evening following the Opening General Session. Wear your name badge and bring your business cards! This event is free to attend.

CivicPRIDE Mixer

Monday, Oct. 21, 4-5 p.m.

Join CivicPRIDE, ELGL, and ICMA at the 5th annual mixer to celebrate another year of advancement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) professionals in city and county management. This is an outstanding opportunity to support and connect with friends and colleagues over pre-dinner refreshments. Look for registration details as we get closer to the conference.

Affiliate, Alumni, and State Association Receptions and Dinners

Monday, Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Receptions will be held in the Omni Nashville Hotel. Tickets are not required for affiliate, alumni, and state receptions. To arrange a room for a Monday evening reception, contact Felicia Littky (flittky@icma.org) by July 3. If you’re planning a state or affiliate organization dinner for Monday evening and need restaurant suggestions, please visit visitmusiccity.com/meetings/venues or contact Visit Music City’s Customer Service Center at 615-259-4700. The concierge line is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (CT) and Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (CT).