2020 Annual Conference

Virtual Event

Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and fluctuations in city budgets, we have decided to move our 2020 Annual Conference to a virtual conference. While we were looking forward to seeing you in person in September, we are committed to providing you with the same educational and informative event that we had planned for our in-person conference.


2020 Virtual Annual Conference Agenda

Presentations will be broadcast live and participants will be able to ask questions of the speakers and chat with other conference participants. We will be hosting a virtual trade show so that you can learn about products and services available to your city. And we have planned a great virtual networking event so that you can connect with your peers.
**All conference sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants following the conference.

Participating in our virtual conference will be easy – all you will need is a computer and good internet connection!

We hope you will plan to attend the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference!

Keynote Address
13 Ways to Kill Your Community with Doug GriffithsDoug Photo 2 2020
Doug Griffith Bio

In a presentation of his bestselling book, Doug offers valuable lessons on what really makes the difference between a prospering community and a failing one. Doug’s presentation will help you:

  • feel inspired and motivated;
  • find a renewed sense of ownership and responsibility toward the community in which you live;
  • recognize the challenges your community faces and the reasons why it is challenged;
  • receive basic tools to begin moving your community toward success; and
  • laugh.

Registration - Click Here!
The conference registration fee is $175. This includes access to all general sessions, concurrent sessions and virtual trade show. **All conference sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants following the conference.

To ensure that we have ample time to provide registrants with the necessary information to participate in the virtual conference, we have implemented a registration deadline of noon on Monday, September 21. Registrations after this time will have access to the conference recordings only.

All cancellations must be emailed to Carissa at carissa@ndlc.org. No phone calls for cancellations will be accepted. The cancellation deadline is 5 pm on Thursday, September 17. No refund will be given, and outstanding invoices must be paid for cancellations after September 17. 

* First-time attendees can receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Conference if they participate in the NDIRF-sponsored session. First-time attendees will receive instructions for how to receive the complimentary registration.

Room Blocks
The room blocks for the Annual Conference have been cancelled and the hotels have cancelled individual reservations in our blocks. You do not need to contact the hotel to cancel your room unless you reserved a room that was not in the room blocks.

Sponsorship and virtual vendor information can be found here.