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.

Also featuring: Embracing Livable Policies to Benefit All!
Danielle Arigoni Bio

Danielle ArigoniThis session will provide information on how the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities has served as a catalyst to educate local leaders and encourage them to implement the types of changes that make communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults. Learn about the successes these communities have had related to community planning, private sector investment, and awareness. Also, hear new information about how communities that are a part of the network have been able to adapt and respond more readily in the face of crisis including COVID19.

Registration - Click Here!

Registration for the live virtual event has closed. Any registrations received after noon on Monday, September 21 will have access to the conference recordings only. 

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.

Jan Jordan Scholarship Fund Silent Auction

All proceeds go to the Jan Jordan Scholarship Fund. 

If you or your city wishes to donate an item please email a photo of the item to chelsey@ndlc.org by 9:00 a.m. on September 21, 2020. Please clearly state the name of your company or city making the donation along with the value and description of the item. Those donating the item are responsible for shipping/pickup to the winning bidder. The League will reimburse shipping at request.
If you’d like to place a bid, visit the League’s Facebook page and view the 2020 NDLC Online Silent Auction photo album. Please read the rules before placing a bid.
The Online Silent Auction will start at Noon September 21 and close at 3:00 p.m. September 25.