ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Florida League of Cities


When local voices come together, great things happen. Our cities and issues may not be the same, but we're all united in making local choices. 


The FLC annual conference is an opportunity for municipal officials and senior staff to enhance leadership skills, learn from municipal experts, share ideas with peers, discuss strategies for Florida’s future and hear about the latest in products and services for municipal governments. 

The 2024 Annual Conference will be held August 15-17, 2024 at the Diplomat Beach Resort – Hollywood. Sponsor and exhibitor information is now available. Click here to download the 2024  FLC Annual Conference Exhibitor Kit. 

The 2023 Annual Conference was held August 10-12 at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL  32821).Click here to view the minutes. 

2023 Workshop Presentations

Workshop presentations and a selection of recorded sessions are available below. (Please Note: Not all sessions/workshops had presentation materials and some presenters may choose not to share their presentations online.)



Future Conference Dates + Location

 

  • August 15-17, 2024 at the Diplomat Beach Resort - Hollywood


Research Symposiums


The Center for Municipal Research hosts a research symposium in conjunction with the League's annual conference in August. Supplemental symposiums may be held in conjunction with the legislative conference in November.

These symposiums bring together public administrators, elected officials and the academic community. Each symposium focuses on specific local government issues, and how research, statistics and trends can be used in the local government setting.

The 2022 Research SymposiumDigital Infrastructure: Broadband and Cybersecurity, was held on Wednesday, August 10 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. Attendees heard from industry experts and key stakeholders as they explored the current landscape of broadband and cybersecurity in Florida, funding opportunities from various sources and best practices for municipal governments handling digital infrastructure. 

Presentations are available below. 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Navigating History to Make Progress
Speakers: Chris Holley II, Manager, Research & Innovation, Florida League of Cities and Courtney Violette, Chief Operating Officer, Magellan Advisors

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Municipal Broadband Applications
Speakers: Jason Mittler, FPUAnet Manager, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority and Hiep Nguyen, Smart City Officer/CIO, City of Winter Haven (PDF)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Cybersecurity – Steps for Preparation and Reaction
Speakers: Bill Partington, Mayor, City of Ormond Beach, Claire Whitley, Assistant City Manager, City of Ormond Beach and Sandra Stevens, IT Director, City of Boca Raton

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Luncheon & Keynote Speakers
Jamie Grant, State Chief Information Officer, Florida Digital Service, Florida Department of Management Services
Katie Smith, Director, Office of Broadband, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Doug Kinkoph, Associate Administrator, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Click here to access presentations from previous symposiums.

2021 Workshop Presentations


The 2021 conference was held August 12-14 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando. Workshop presentations and a selection of recorded sessions are available below. Click here to view the conference minutes. 

Please Note: Some workshops did not have presentations and some speakers may choose not to share their presentations. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021


"Cities 101" Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Council Meetings that Build Trust
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

First-Time Attendees' Orientation
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.