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Oct. 1, 2020


MEDIA ADVISORY: Award-winning Speakers and Prominent Local Leaders Featured at Annual Conference

What: The League of California Cities 2020 Annual Conference & Expo will convene nearly 1,500 mayors, council members, and city officials from throughout California. The virtual three-day event includes powerhouse speakers and more than 30 breakout sessions related to the challenges cities have faced during a turbulent 2020. The event also includes opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and a virtual, interactive exposition hall. 

Where: Virtual Conference (registration details below)
When: Oct. 7-9, 2020
Featured Speakers 
  • Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Friday Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
  • Neil Pasricha, best-selling author, award-winning podcaster and blogger, Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.
  • Advancing Racial Equity Panel, a discussion on how to advance equity within cities featuring National League of Cities Race, Equity, and Leadership Director Leon Andrews and a panel of city leaders, Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. 
Sessions of Interest
Weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, strategies to address housing supply and homelessness, strengthening disaster preparedness and climate resiliency, advancing equity and justice, leading during turbulent times, and more. For additional information, please visit www.cacities.org/ac.
Honors and Recognitions
During the conference, the following awards will be presented: Helen Putnam Award for Excellence; Cities for Workforce Health Grants; Beacon Vanguard and Spotlight Awards; and Lifetime Achievement Award. Please see conference program for more details.
Media Attendance
Members of the press who would like to attend the League’s annual conference must RSVP to Adrienne Sprenger at asprenger@cacities.org. An email will be sent prior to the start of the conference with a zoom link for participation. For media inquiries, please contact Kayla Woods at kwoods@cacities.org.

Founded in 1898, the League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities. The League’s mission is to restore and protect local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Californians.  
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