Placemaking at the Local Level: Livable Communities,
Thriving Economies

June 7-9, 2023

This conference investigates how local governments enhance the quality of life in their communities by addressing critical issues such as climate change, housing, aging infrastructure, and economic development.

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Session topics will include, but are not limited to:

Addressing Critical Infrastructure Needs at the Local Level

Building Local Revenue Through Tourism

Homelessness in the City: At the Crossroads of Affordable Housing, Support Services, Property Values, and Use of Public Land

Rethinking Emergency Management and Preparedness in the Face of Escalating Climate Threats


Time Event
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. But Really, What is a Smart City? The Long Beach Story (Additional Registration Ticket Applies)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Micro-Certifications (Additional Fee Applies)
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. After Hours Get Together
Time Event
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session/Keynote
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Workshops and Breakout sessions
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Networking Reception
Time Event
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote with ICMA President
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Breakouts
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Beachfront Bike Along – Revitalizing Long Beach’s Beachfront Through Activation (Additional Registration Ticket Applies)
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Conference Location & Hotel

Hilton Long Beach

701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831

We’re under four blocks from Pine Avenue and dozens of unique eateries in the downtown area are within three blocks. We are only 10.2 miles from the Long Beach Airport (LGB).


For reservations made prior to Wednesday, May 17, 2023, a special rate of $182 (exclusive of tax) has been reserved for attendees of the 2023 ICMA Local Government Reimagined Conference.

Reservations made after Tuesday, May 16, 2023 are handled on a space and rate available basis.  We encourage you to book through the online link above or call 562-983-3400 and reference the 2023 ICMA Local Government Reimagined Conference.

Beware of unaffiliated organizations that may appear to offer lower rates or falsely represent ICMA.  They may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to ICMA.

Getting There

The hotel is located 9 miles from Long Beach Airport, 21 miles from Los Angeles Airport, and 29 miles from John Wayne Airport.  Estimated Taxi from Long Beach Airport is $25 each way; $20 Uber/Lyft from Long Beach Airport each way. The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

For those driving, the GPS address is 701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831.

Valet parking is currently available for $34.00 and self-parking is available for $27.00 a day.