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#ELGL19 Agenda

On May 15, 16 and 17 the brightest minds in local government will convene at a national conference in Durham, North Carolina. 

#ELGL19 includes four concurrent session tracks. You can bebop between tracks, or stay focused on one track during your #ELGL19 experience. More information about each track is included below:

  • Strategy & Performance
  • Equity & Economic Inclusion
  • Innovation & Process Improvement
  • Workforce of the Future

Wednesday, May 15

Pre-Conference Innovation Summit: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Lunch is included with your summit registration.

Location: The Rickhouse, 609 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

Innovation Unplugged: A Summit on Getting the Work Done

Durham Bulls Game - 6:00 - 8:00

$10 add-on cost for your game ticket.

Location: Meet at Left Field Entrance, 359 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Bulls Game


Thursday, May 16

Breakfast & Registration begin at 7:30 am

Location: Durham Convention Center, 301 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Kickoff Keynote: 8:45 - 9:15 am

Keynote: Welcome to Durham with Mayor Steve Schewel

Thursday Morning Keynote: 9:30 - 10:30 am

Keynote: Innovation in Government with Hana Schank

Thursday Morning Breakout Sessions: 10:45 - 11:45 am

Actually Accomplishing Your Strategic Plan

Financial Empowerment through Local Government

Innovation from Coast to Coast Pt. 1

Engage, Motivate & Retain Top Talent

Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Thursday Lunch Keynote: 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Keynote: The Rural Shrink Smart Project

Thursday Afternoon Breakout Sessions #1: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Figuring Out What Works: Evaluation in Local Gov

Improving Opportunities for Justice-Involved Residents

Innovation by Partnership - Civic Tech & Local Gov

Skills Based Recruiting and Hiring

Thursday Afternoon Breakout Sessions #2: 3:15 - 4:15 pm

How to Jumpstart & Sustain a Strategy & Performance Culture

Racial Equity in City Building

Civic Innovation & the Justice Lab

Building a Diverse & Inclusive Workplace

Thursday Closing Keynote: 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Keynote: Media at the Intersection of Innovation & LocalGov

Thursday Social Hour: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mixer: Hi-Wire Social Hour


Friday, May 17

Breakfast begins at 7:30 am, Clarity Awards announced at 8:30 am.

Location: Durham Convention Center, 301 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Friday Morning Keynote: 9:00 - 10:00 am

Keynote: Lightning Round with Traeger Award Winners

Friday Breakout Sessions: 10:20 - 11:20 am

Building Capacity in Data & Performance

Starting an Equity & Inclusion Program

Innovation from Coast to Coast Pt. 2

Engaging Local Government Employees

Friday Closing Keynote: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Keynote: Mayors on Leading Cities and Driving Change

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