The 2017 ICMA Annual Conference will be heldOctober 22-25, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. The preliminary program will be provided in the July issue of PM magazine.
Dozens of concurrent educational sessions in 6 theme tracks and 4 career tracks developed by the 2017 Conference Planning Committee:
- Contemporary Local Law Enforcement
- Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice
- Emerging Technology
- Preparing for and Managing 21st Century Threats
- The Intersection of Personal and Professional
- The National Divide
- Assistant Managers
- County Managers
- Senior/ICMA Credentialed Managers
- Small Community Managers
- ICMA University forums and workshops, special sessions, and events
The Conference Host Committee is planning a variety of social events that make the most of the San Antonio area including:
- Saturday Evening Reception: Witte Museum
Catch up with colleagues, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and explore the recently modernized and expanded Witte Museum’s beautiful gardens and exciting exhibits. The museum features South Texas historic artifacts and photographs, Texas art, textiles, the world-renowned Hertzberg Circus Collection, dinosaur bones, cave drawings, Texas wildlife dioramas and the four-story H-E-B Science Treehouse. At the end of the event, shuttle buses with drop off participants at a variety of San Antonio dining destinations including the Pearl, Southtown, and Houston Street areas.
- Tuesday Evening Social Event: A Night in Old San Antonio
Many wonderful sights and sounds make up San Antonio’s festive atmosphere. The city’s arts, architecture, cuisine and music are a charming blend of Texan and Mexican cultures. Tonight, enjoy a NIOSITA, a private miniature version of “A Night In Old San Antonio”, a special celebration offering the flavor of San Antonio with a traditional fiesta. Held in the plazas of the original, historic downtown village of La Villita, this event will be a night to remember featuring traditional food and a bar under the bright Texas stars. Following the NIOSITA, participants will dance the night away with the high energy 80’s music experience of The Spazmatics.
Complete details will be available on the ICMA Conference website (icma.org/conference), where online registration and the conference housing bureau will open on Wednesday, June 28 at 12 Noon EDT.