Register today for the Cal Cities Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach!

Jun 5, 2024

Register by July 18 to get $50 off your registration

By Cal Cities Education Staff

Registration is now open for the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center this October 16-18! Last year, over 2,000 city officials attended the annual conference in Sacramento.

The conference is the perfect opportunity to find solutions for challenging issues facing your city, shape Cal Cities policy, and connect directly with city service providers.

Educational sessions

Cal Cities received over 350 educational session proposals for this year’s annual conference. These sessions were whittled down to the most important and engaging sessions through a member-driven process. The 2024 Annual Conference and Expo will offer over 40 educational sessions on a range of topics, including housing, natural disasters, empowering disadvantaged communities, and more!

The preliminary conference schedule can be found on the Annual Conference and Expo webpage, and more details will be announced over the summer. Check back often for updates!

Policy and resolutions

Cal Cities members can propose and adopt new policies at the annual conference. The Resolutions Committee — comprised of representatives from each caucus, division, department, and policy committee, as well as individuals appointed by the Cal Cities President — will meet on Thursday to consider proposed resolutions.

Resolutions approved by a policy committee and/or the Resolutions Committee are next considered by the General Assembly on Friday. Each member city designates a city official as their city’s voting delegate at the General Assembly. If approved by the General Assembly, resolutions become Cal Cities policy.

The deadline to submit a general resolution for consideration is Saturday, August 17. For more information on the resolution process and deadlines, refer to the Resolutions and General Assembly webpage. Cal Cities will send information on how to designate a city’s voting delegate directly to cities in July.

Registration and hotels

Anyone who registers by Thursday, July 18 will get $50 off their full conference registration. Full conference registration includes access to general and concurrent sessions, the expo, CitiPAC and diversity caucus receptions, and Wednesday’s host city reception.

Before July 18, registration for all three days starts at $650 for city officials from any member city. After July 18, full conference registration for city officials is $700.

There are several hotels surrounding the convention center and a limited number of hotel rooms are available at reduced rates for registered attendees and exhibitors. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to the hotel reservations page where they can access discounted hotel room rates and manage their reservations, including modifications and cancellations. Hotels often sell out before the Sept. 20 deadline, so reserve yours early!

Cal Cities strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Conference Registrar Megan Dunn. Every effort will be made to honor requests submitted.

Scammers may contact you claiming to be the housing bureau/service for the conference. Cal Cities has contracted with LiveCon as the official housing bureau/service for the 2024 Annual Conference and Expo. Official emails regarding the conference will come from addresses ending in @calcities.org or @live-con.com, or the actual hotel. Neither party will call you directly without prior communication.