2021 Annual Conference

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Keynote Address
From Conflict to Conversation
Matt Lehrman BioMatt Lehrman - red Opens in new window

Must disagreement be disagreeable? Amidst unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, there's never been a more necessary time for community leaders to learn how to tackle complex and sensitive issues in ways that make people feel heard, respected, and empowered. This session explores pragmatic approaches for city leaders to conduct collaborative and courageous conversations. Takeaways include:

  • how to find shared values,
  • six facets of emotional intentionality,
  • a different kind of community conversation,
  • redefining courage,
  • how to satisfy what people want most,
  • and more!

Elected Officials Training - Agenda
The League will again hold Elected Officials Training in conjunction with the Annual Conference. This training will run from 10 am to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, and lunch will be provided. The fee for the Elected Officials Training is $45 if the participant is also registered for the Annual Conference or $75 if the participant is not registered for the Annual Conference. There is no spouse/guest registration fee for the Elected Officials Training. Participants must register online at www.ndlc.org/events.

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Room Blocks
Room blocks are available at the hotels listed below from Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 18. 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 & Conference Center
800 S 3rd St
$109 plus tax
701-258-7700|
Room block will be released August 23

Radisson Hotel
605 E Broadway Ave
$86.40 plus tax
701-255-6000 or at radisson.com (click on Special Rates, promotional code and enter LEAGUE)
Room block will be released August 15

EverSpring Inn & Suites
200 E Bismarck EXPY
$86.40 plus tax
701-222-2900
Room block will be released September 1 

Expressway Suites
180 E Bismarck EXPY
Double Queen or King Suite - $86.40 plus tax
701-222-3311
No release date

Jan Jordan Scholarship Fund Silent Auction
All proceeds go to the Jan Jordan Scholarship Fund. 

If you or your city wishes to donate a silent auction item for the Jan Jordan Scholarship Fund, items may be dropped off during registration for Annual Conference before 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17. Please clearly label the name of your company or city making the donation. Silent auction winners will be contacted by text message the evening of Friday, September 17. Checks for silent auction items are payable to Municipal Government Academy (MGA).