League of California Cities

The League of California Cities is soliciting proposals for online and in-person training that respond to unique issues faced by rural cities. 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. 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.

Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Submitters will be contacted if their session is accepted to arrange a mutually beneficial time and venue for the session.

Target Audience

These educational events are for city leaders in rural communities that often face different challenges than their more urban peers. This includes elected and appointed officials, as well as city staff.

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 city leaders and those who work within city governments to improve their careers and communities. When preparing your proposal consider the following elements:

Types of Proposals

Over ninety percent of each year's education programming comes directly from the open call for proposals. Sessions may be scheduled as a webinar or as an in-person training 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 distributed to volunteers from the target audience and session selection will be conducted through an online vote.

The League reserves the right to modify accepted proposal session titles, descriptions, presenters or other elements as necessary to insure 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 your proposal is scheduled as an in-person training and you would like to attend other sessions, you will need to register for the conference.

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.

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Thank you for your interest in presenting for the League of California Cities. We look forward to reviewing your ideas and suggestions!

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