Connect with fellow city officials and discover solutions for cities during Annual Conference and Expo department meetings

Jun 15, 2022

The League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo — scheduled for Sept. 7-9 in Long Beach — is more than just an opportunity to discover solutions to the challenging issues facing cities. It is also a chance to gain firsthand knowledge from other professionals located throughout the state. One of the largest gatherings of California city officials, the annual conference is the perfect moment to find — and borrow — practical and effective solutions from fellow city officials.

The easiest way to meet professionals in your field is by attending a Cal Cities department meeting. Departments are made up of city leaders in similar professions throughout California and provide access to tailored, cutting-edge professional development, as well as technical and advisory support through representation on Cal Cities' Board of Directors and policy committees.

During the annual conference, department members gather to discuss the issues they are facing, hear timely legislation updates, and brainstorm solutions for their work on unified department goals, setting the course for positive change within their communities.

Annual conference registration is required to attend Cal Cities department meetings. Find your department meeting and add it to your calendar.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

  • City Clerks, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • City Managers, 11:00 a.m.-noon
  • Fiscal Officers, 3:45-4:15 p.m. 
  • Fire Chiefs, 3:45-4:15 p.m.
  • Personnel and Employee Relations, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Public Works Directors, 11:00-11:30 a.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 8

  •  City Attorneys, 8:30-9:15 a.m.   

Friday, Sept. 9

  • Mayors and Council Members, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Registration and hotels

Conference registration is required to attend all conference activities, including department and division meetings and the General Assembly. Officials that  register for the Annual Conference by Monday, July 27, will get an early bird discount. Full conference registration includes access to educational sessions, most receptions, Thursday lunch with exhibitors, and Friday’s closing luncheon.

Registration for all three days starts at $650 for city officials from any member city. The sharing of registration is prohibited.

There are several hotels surrounding the convention center and a limited number of hotel rooms are available at reduced rates for registered attendees. After registering for the conference, attendees will receive a link to the discounted hotel rooms in a confirmation email. The deadline to reserve a discounted hotel room is Tuesday, Aug. 9. 

If you have special needs, please contact Conference Registrar Megan Dunn before Friday, Aug. 5. For additional questions, please email

Individuals falsely claiming to be the housing bureau/service for the 2022 Annual Conference and Expo may attempt to contact you. Cal Cities has contracted with LiveCon as the official housing service for the annual conference. Official emails regarding the conference will come from a or email account and the actual hotel.