In light of the COVID-19 health crisis and to prioritize the well-being and safety of our members, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners, we are making changes to the ICMA Annual Conference. We will not host an in-person experience. Instead, for the first-time ever, ICMA is launching a digital event that will take place September 23-26, 2020.

Over the past few months, we have watched the world around us rapidly change and witnessed local government leaders from around the globe work tirelessly to protect, support, and lead their communities through a series of crises.  Now it’s time to reboot, to be inspired again, and to connect. And it’s more than just connecting; it’s about coming together with your local government peers for a common purpose, to share your personal and professional experiences, to UNITE.

That has always been the magic of ICMA conferences – giving you the space to connect and learn from the people on the stage and in the audience. Just as we have always strived to be a world-class live event for local government professionals, we are ensuring that UNITE will be a world class digital event.

If you’re thinking, how can ICMA replicate an in-person interaction online and achieve that same special experience that you’ve come to know?

  • Think a series of Facebook Live conversations leading up to September on hot topics in local government.
  • Picture “live” keynotes and education sessions during the conference days and then having more than 100+ education sessions available to view on-demand during the event and for 90+ days after the event.
  • Imagine networking opportunities where you can chat with your fellow attendees in a post-session room, join in a happy hour where you can make your favorite beverage with a mixologist while networking with friends, or attend a concert featuring a celebrity artist!
  • Envision a digital exhibit hall where you can view the best in innovative products, see live demonstrations, chat in real time, and schedule appointments.

It is a whole new world of possibilities.

Our mission is to bring local government professionals together from around the globe to learn from each other and address the new realities of our communities. UNITE: A Digital Event will go beyond the four days scheduled for the event. It will be a journey of the community coming together well before September arrives,  being part of something bigger that’s worth getting excited about, and continuing to stand together as a profession well after the event is over.

Will you join the largest gathering of local government professionals in the world?

This is UNITE, ICMA’s new digital event.