Thank you for engaging with NLC!
Participants arrived to the Austin Congress of Cities with a thirst for knowledge, information, and connections. And they left enriched by their experience exploring “the future of cities.” NLC would like to thank all of the delegates, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and guests for making this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition such an inspiring and energizing event for all in attendance. We hope everyone returns home ready to build upon the knowledge gained in Austin to move cities forward.
And a very special thank you to the incredible City of Austin for hosting a memorable event full of great ideas and inspiration from the city, plus ambiance that could only be found in the Live Music Capital of the World®!
Prior to the opening general session on Thursday, a lot had happened already. Policy committees conducted their year-end meetings, sixteen NLC University seminars educated hundreds in attendance, mobile workshops led delegates all over Austin to discover some of this unique city’s policy gems and best practices, and attendees celebrated the start of the 90th Anniversary conference with a reception in the exposition hall.
Keynote speakers Mike Walsh, Steve Case, and David Gregory offered insightful perspectives throughout the conference, and over 30 workshop sessions provided attendees with new knowledge and ideas.
As we put into practice the new knowledge acquired in Austin, we look ahead eagerly to next year’s conference in Nashville. And prior to that, be sure to join NLC this March in Washington, D.C. for the Congressional City Conference!
Session Presentations and Handouts
Attendees can access available session materials by visiting the Conference Workshops, Mobile Workshops, and NLC University seminars pages of the website. Materials from policy committee meetings, council meetings, and the Annual Business meeting can be found by clicking on the session name within the Schedule by Day.
Recent Blog Posts
We had a lot going on yesterday in Austin! The day started with a Young Elected Officials Breakfast, where emerging city leaders from across the country joined NLC leadership to network and discuss their shared experiences. Read more.
What a great start to Congress of Cities! This morning, NLC welcomed city leaders from all across the nation to the vibrant–and sunny!–city of Austin to begin the conference. Read more.
Social media users, this year’s conference hashtag is #NLCATX.