Offering Both In-Person and Digital Attendance Options so Everyone, Everywhere, Can Join The World’s Largest Conference for Local Government Leaders.

Network with your peers. Gain leadership skills and practical approaches for improving local government. The 2022 ICMA Annual Conference is your global gateway, and we invite you to be part of it all. Join fellow local government leaders in Columbus, OH, September 17-21, 2022.

Can’t Travel to the United States?

Registrants will learn critical skills without leaving the comfort of their home, via live-streams of all General Sessions (including Keynotes) and select breakout sessions. These sessions will also be available on-demand after the conference ends through December 31, 2022.

Registration Rates for International Attendees

2022 ICMA: Digital

Attendee Type Registration Fee
International ICMA Member (non-U.S., non-Canada) Complimentary
International Non-Member (non-U.S., non-Canada) Complimentary

Digital Only Registration includes live streaming of all keynote sessions, and selected education sessions.  These sessions will be made available on-demand after the conference ends through December 31, 2022.

2022 ICMA: Columbus

Attendee Type Best Value Rate
(until 8/17/22)
Regular Rate
(after 8/17/22)
International ICMA Member (non-U.S., non-Canada) $750 $820
International Non-Member (non-U.S., non-Canada) $1,500 $1,640

Full Conference In-Person Registration includes the Sunday Night Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception, all keynote speakers and general sessions, Game Changer speakers, Exhibit Hall access, education sessions, interactive roundtable discussions AND complimentary access to the digital event.

Individuals seeking assistance with funding should contact
Subject to availability.
Please refer to the Visa information and a Letter of Invitation.

Some countries require a National Interest Exception (NIE) in addition to a US Visa. Please check with the US consulate in your country/region before making travel arrangements.

Sessions for International Attendees

This is a sampling of the sessions relevant to attendees from the International Community.  To view the full list, visit the agenda page and filter by either Track (select International) or Target Audience (select International Local Government Professionals).

View the full schedule

Work Smarter Not Harder – Using Existing Tools to Automate Common Tasks

September 17 – 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Many organizations today utilize Office 365 services. But most people only use it for the core functionality. Some of the lesser known products in there are ones that can save a lot of time for managers and staff. This session will provide some real-life examples of how the City of Jersey Village utilizes products like Microsoft Power Automate, Power Automate Desktop, Sharepoint, and Power Apps to automate the workflow process.

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Creating the Pipeline for Leadership Development to Meet Future Needs

September 18 – 11:45am to 1:15pm

With workforce demographics shifting and increased public expectations, successful leadership development practices are critical. Local governments can create a culture that will help them adapt, innovate, and prepare future leaders. Hear from ICMA affiliates about resources to assist with your goals in meeting the future needs of your organization and the profession.

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Do’s and Don’ts: How to Build Resilient Smart Communities for the Future

September 19 – 2:30pm to 3:00pm

In this session, I will cover the top tips and key recommendations in sustainable and inclusive development for recovering and emerging communities, with a vision for the future.

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EFFECTIVE Homelessness Crisis Response Systems

September 20 – 08:15am to 09:45am

Sarasota’s homelessness response is now leading the way in the international battle against homelessness.

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Building the Workforce of the Future – Attracting, Retaining, and Growing Employees

September 21 – 08:30am to 09:30am

Panelists will share tools and tips from our on-going journey to support professional and personal development based upon the interests of employees and the needs of the City.

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Questions About How to Attend?

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