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Training & Education

AWC Annual Conference

Everett, June 21-24, 2016
Edward D. Hansen Conference Center
2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Thank you to all the city officials, sponsors, exhibitors and other partners who attended the AWC Annual Conference in Everett! Watch CityVoice for photos, videos, and session recaps. If you would like your CML credits recorded in categories other than effective local leadership, click here to mark which sessions you attended.

Watch the 2016 Annual Conference wrap-up video!

Annual Conference is sold out!

AWC is pleased to host one of the largest Annual Conference gatherings in our history. Due to the facility’s capacity, registration is now closed and on-site registration will not be accepted for attendees and/or guests.

Are you already registered? We’re looking forward to seeing you at the AWC Annual Conference!

AWC’s Annual Conference offers something for everyone. With its city-focused agenda, all general sessions, breakout sessions, mobile tours, networking opportunities, and social events are designed to educate and inspire. After the event, conference attendees will return to their communities with renewed ideas, insights and contacts.

The Annual Conference is for:

  • City councilmembers, mayors, managers and administrators, and department heads
  • State agency, nonprofit, and business personnel with a close working relationship to city decision makers

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View important Annual Conference details like where to park, the new registration check-in process, information for first-time attendees, and more.




Cities: Resilience pioneers, some data, hunches, values and personal reflections
Conference keynote Denis Hayes, CEO, Bullitt Foundation

Half of humanity already lives in cities. An additional three billion people are projected to migrate to cities over the next few decades. Yet the concept of resilient, sustainable cities – not just conventional cities with some bolt-on bike lanes, but constructed ecosystems designed around principles of human ecology – is utterly foreign to most decision makers. Join Denis for an engaging conversation about the nature of green cities, and the opportunity for the cities of Washington State to lead the world.

Concurrent sessions that help cities stay strong

More than 30 conference sessions explore the network of ideas and insights you need to master on your way to creating a strong, resilient city. Session topics include a look at your home rule powers, race equity, the sharing economy, what local government news looks like inside a blogger’s brain, working with your business community, and taking care of your infrastructure assets.

Mark your calendar now for future Annual Conference dates!

June 20-23, 2017 – Vancouver
June 26-29, 2018 – Yakima