You’re going to #ELGL17!
This post includes everything you need to know to get ready for #ELGL17 on May 11 and 12 in Detroit, Michigan, including all of the “extras” we have planned during your conference experience.
Conference Kickoff – Thursday, May 11
#ELGL17 check in and registration opens at noon in the lobby of the David Whitney Hotel. Please arrive on time so we can welcome our conference kickoff speaker, Detroit Councilor Raquel Castañeda-López. We’ll also have your swag bags, name tags, and conference materials available so you’re ready to go for two days of #ELGL17 awesomeness.
Tours of Detroit – Thursday, May 11
We’re touring Detroit on Thursday afternoon. Buses leave the David Whitney Hotel at 2:00 for your tour. We’ll have snacks and drinks in the lobby for you to take with you before you leave. This experience is included in your #ELGL17 ticket price, thanks to sponsorships by Bang the Table and the Novak Consulting Group.
Keynotes & Concurrent Sessions – Friday, May 12
Plot out your conference agenda before you arrive – we have keynotes and concurrent sessions, so you’ll have to pick and choose from this amazing conference lineup. We’ll also have the agendas available at the conference, but planning ahead is always a good idea.
Technology Learning Lab – Friday, May 12
Sign up to test drive the latest civic technology tools! These no-pressure demos give you a chance to meet with some of the most innovative companies working with government. When you sign up, we’ll assign you a time to meet up about the concepts you’re most interested in for your local government. Space is limited, sign up today!
Resume Review – Friday, May 12
It’s always a good time to give your resume and LinkedIn profile a check-up! Kevin Knutson from Management Partners will be available to review your resume and give you some tips and suggestions based on his work as a local government recruiter. Again, space is limited, sign up today!
Local Gov Price is Right – Friday, May 12
Come on down! This #ELGL17 social hour is on the rooftop of the Detroit Opera House. Can you guess the actual retail price of a new fire engine without going over? This is your chance to mix and mingle (we’ll have hosted drinks and food) and also strut your cost estimation skills. Food and drinks are included in your #ELGL17 ticket price thanks to conference sponsorship by ICMA.
Meals – Thursday & Friday
The following meals are covered as part of your #ELGL17 admission: Thursday bus snacks, Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday social hour. We’ll also have a coffee and tea bar all day on Friday at the David Whitney.
What Should I Wear?!
Feel free to wear your favorite bowling shirt (or glove) on Thursday night. All other events are business casual.