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Once you have registered for the Annual Conference you can build your own personal schedule. As you browse the ICMA Annual Conference website check the boxes next to the sessions and events that interest you then press the “Add to My Schedule” button in the lower right corner of this page.Then visit the "My Schedule" section of the site to view and "Print" your professional conference schedule.You must be logged into the website to build your personal schedule.
*If you have not registered for the Annual Conference, the “add to my schedule button” will take you through the event registration process.

Special Events



Speed Coaching: Coach

Sunday, October 20 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM


This event is free but requires preregistration. Speed Coaching is back in Nashville! Have career questions and want to get or give a different perspective? Attend Speed Coaching on Sunday morning. Registration is complimentary for this high-energy coaching and networking event. We’re also seeking coaches!


Speed Coaching: Coachee

Sunday, October 20 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM





Luncheon for Women in Professional Local Government Management

Sunday, October 20 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM


2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative
Nancy Tate, cochair of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative,will provide an overview of the 72-year struggle for women to win the right to vote with passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 (ending in Tennessee by 1 vote), current efforts underway to commemorate the centennial, and ways that local governments, their communities, and/or individual ICMA members can participate in commemorating the centennial. The Initiative is an information-sharing collaborative focused on commemorating the 100th anniversary of women winning the Constitutional right to vote. From 2000 to 2015, Nancy Tate served as the executive director of the League of Women Voters of the United States, the only national successor to the women’s suffrage movement. $45



Inspirational Breakfast

Monday, October 21 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM


Henry Cho, born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s. Sometimes referred to as “Mr. Clean” because of his family-friendly comedy, Cho has appeared as a guest on talk shows, including The Tonight Show and The Late, Late Show. In addition, he has had roles in numerous movies and TV shows and is a repeat performer on the Grand Ole Opry. His comedy routines focus on growing up as a Korean in East Tennessee during the 1960s and 1970s and being “Korean with a Southern Accent.” Due to his unique childhood experiences, Cho brings a light-hearted inspirational message about finding and developing one’s own strengths to become successful.$35


Assistants' Luncheon

Monday, October 21 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Building Your Leadership Muscle: Thinking Differently about Your Path Forward
How do you know if you’re ready to move up to the CAO position? What skills do you need to advance? Or are you considering staying in the assistant/deputy role? Do you want to be best at your job, but don’t necessarily want to be the manager? During this interactive session, current assistants, a recently appointed manager, and an assistant who has done both jobs will use live polling, video, and table conversations to tackle these questions and more. Everyone is welcome. $45



County Administrators' Idea Exchange

Monday, October 21 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM


The National Association of County Administrators (NACA) will host an idea exchange—an informal roundtable discussion for county administrators to discuss issues that are important to county management.



ICMA and the 2019 Conference Host Committee appreciate the support of this year's conference contributors, especially Title Sponsor ICMA-RC.