2020 Annual Conference

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September 24-26, 2020
Bismarck Event Center

Keynote Address
13 Ways to Kill Your Community with Doug Griffiths

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.

Doug Griffiths
Doug Griffiths currently is the President of his company 13 Ways Inc. and author of the best
selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Doug Photo 2 2020Your Community.

After teaching and ranching for several years, Doug successfully served as an elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Alberta for four consecutive terms. In that time he served in two senior Cabinet portfolios as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Service Alberta, as well as three junior positions in Agriculture, Finance and Solicitor General.

Once retiring from politics in 2005, he actively pursued his passion of helping communities, organizations, and businesses grow stronger.

Doug has acquired an Honors B.A. Philosophy, followed by a B.Ed., and he recently completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Alberta. Education, whether he is learning or teaching, has always been an important aspect of his life.

Doug’s talents include: seeing through the lies we tell ourselves, overcoming bad attitudes, targeted and focused tactical planning, communicating with those who are afraid of change, and building enduring prosperity for communities. His passion lies in building strong communities, because within strong communities leadership can succeed, businesses can prosper, and families can find great quality of lives.

The League will again hold Elected Officials Training in conjunction with the Annual Conference. This training will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 24 and lunch will be provided. A detailed agenda for the training and registration information will be available soon.

Registration, sponsorship and vendor information will be available soon!

Room Blocks
Room blocks are available at the hotels listed below from Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 26. When booking rooms, please refer to the League of Cities block to access the rates quoted. The room block release date is listed for each hotel. Room rates will not be guaranteed at these rates after that date.

Ramkota Hotel
800 S 3rd St
$109 plus tax
Room block will be released September 1
EverSpring Inn & Suites
200 E Bismarck EXPY
$84.60 plus tax
Room block will be released September 16

Radisson Hotel
605 E Broadway Ave
One Person - $86.40 plus tax
Two people - $95.10 plus tax
Room block will be released August 27
Expressway Suites
180 E Bismarck EXPY
Double Queen or King Suite - $86.40 plus tax