League of California Cities

Thank you for your interest in submitting a session proposal for the League of California Cities 2021 Annual Conference & Expo. We appreciate your time and effort to help make the conference a valuable experience for all who attend! The deadline for proposals has now passed. Please watch our website for future calls at www.cacities.org/events.

The League of California Cities is soliciting session proposals for this premiere educational event for local elected officials, city department staff directors, and decision makers throughout the state of California, being held at the Sacramento Convention Center, September 22 - 24, 2021. We encourage you to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge and expertise with this important audience!

Who Can Submit

Submissions, from any individual, group, business or organization, are welcome through March 31. Please remember that all sessions require a well-conceived presentation, good visuals, and a great deal of rehearsal!

How It Works

Only proposals submitted online through the proposal form will be considered. As there is a limit to the amount of words allowed within the title and description of each proposal, it may be helpful to draft the proposal in a word-processing program first, then paste the final version into the online form.

Target Audience

This educational event is for all city elected officials and senior staff. The majority of attendees are mayors, council members, and city managers. There are also a large number of city attorneys who attend a designated City Attorneys educational track.

Getting Started

Secrets of Great Proposals

Securing a spot on the program is highly competitive, with approximately twenty five percent of proposals being accepted. You can increase your chances by preparing a thorough, thoughtful and complete proposal that tells how your session would help those who work within local governments to improve their careers and communities. When preparing your proposal consider the following elements:

Types of Proposals

Over ninty-five percent of each year's conference programming comes directly from the open call for proposals. Sessions may be scheduled as a general session or concurrent session at the League’s discretion. Select one of the available formats listed below that best fits your topic and desired outcomes or propose an alternative session format.

Keynote Speaker Complete details

Panel Discussion Complete details

Speed Sessions Complete details

Facilitated Discussion Complete details

Alternative Format Complete details

Submission Requirements and Review

Submissions will be reviewed by a program planning committee.

The League reserves the right to modify accepted proposal session titles, descriptions, presenters or other elements as necessary to ensure balance, quality and enhance marketability. If an originally accepted speaker cancels, the session may be disqualified. Additional speakers not included in the original proposal are not permitted to be added without review and approval.

Registration and Speaker Policy

The League of California Cities is unable to provide complimentary registration or any reimbursement of expenses, travel, or other compensation. We recognize and deeply appreciate your interest and commitment. The success of our program depends on the efforts of practicing professionals willing to volunteer their time to professional education.

If you would like to attend other sessions, you will need to register for the conference. Registration will be open in early summer at www.cacities.org/events.

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy and will never share any of your personal information nor sell your e-mail address to an outside party.

Submit a proposal now

Deadline - Wednesday, March 31

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