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Conference Circuit: Local Government Leaders

Baltimore is hosting this year's conference aimed at improving innovation in government

Thousands of  U.S. and international local government leaders, including city managers and budget analysts, are headed to Charm City in the next few days to learn about the innovative ideas and practical strategies they need to deal with the challenges facing the industry today.

Following a welcome reception at the Maryland Science Center on Saturday evening, ICMA2018 starts on Sunday afternoon with an opening general session featuring bestselling author Daniel Pink. Drawing on research from psychology, biology, and economics, he’ll show that timing is really a science and discuss how unlocking the scientific secrets to good timing will help attendees flourish at work, school and home. 

Route guidance. Since there’s so much going on at the meeting, organizers put together a series of road maps, which suggest sessions for attendees to consider based on interest areas. Maps cover topics like community engagement, equity and inclusivity, workforce development and smart communities.

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