2017 Annual Conference Agenda

This agenda is a work in progress.  Times and topics are subject to change. 
Engineering & Public Works credit will be available for workshops marked *


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8

 

:00 a.m.
Registration opens

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Concurrent Deep Dive Sessions
  1. TACTICS FOR FUNDING DEVELOPMENT Bus/Walking Tour
  2. PLACEMAKING TIPS & TACTICS Walking Tour
  3. ALCOHOL CULTURE & LICENSING TRENDS
  4. CYBERSECURITY TACTICS

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
Exhibition Hall Open
Light lunch items served in the Exhibition Hall at noon.

1:30 p.m.
General Session Welcoming Remarks


1:45 p.m.
MUNICIPAL ROUNDTABLE


3:00 p.m.
Exhibition Hall reopens


3:30 p.m.
ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS ROUNDTABLE


4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
President's Reception in Exhibition Hall
(tentative time)

7:00 p.m.
Table for 10 Networking Dinner
 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 a.m.
5th Annual Walk/Run 
Sponsored by WEA Trust

8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. Active Transportation & Municipal Economy
  2. Open Meetings Compliance, a 21st Century Perspective
  3. Working with Railroads
  4. Complying with Levy Limits & Qualifying for Expenditure Restraint Program
  5. Construction Contracting 101* (tentative time)
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. Municipal Liability Issues
  2. Get the Lead Out!  (tentative)
  3. Housing development from multiple angles
  4. Distinctive P-5 Partnerships: Toward Civic Responsibility & Community Improvement 
  5. Urban Trees* (tentative time)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Business Luncheon
  • Arts in the Community Award Winners
  • Local Spark Award Winners 
  • Consideration of Resolutions & Business Meeting
  • Keynote speaker
1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. UniverCity Year Collaboration 
  2. Arts in the Community
  3. Creative Uses for Downtown Buildings
  4. Successfully Implementing Outcome-Based Budgeting
  5. Removing Barriers to Green Infrastructure
2:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. Tax Incremental Financing
  2. Successfully working with apartment owners
  3. Project Development:  Idea through Construction
  4. Legislative Update
  5. Ethics*
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Women In Government Reception

Friday, October 20
 
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Scrambled Eggs & Bacon & Politics

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. The Hidden Costs of Health Care
  2. Ask the Attorneys
  3. PASER Rating*
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  1. TBD
  2. Green Tier/Legacy Communities & Blue Zones
  3. Managing in Chaos
11:15 a.m.
Closing Address