ELGL's 2019 annual conference is coming to the Bull City! On May 16 and 17 we'll be gathering to learn in Durham, North Carolina. There will be a full day of learning on May 16 beginning at 8:30 am and a half day on May 17 ending at 1:00 pm. On May 15 there will be a pre-conference event at the Durham Bulls game in the evening. There will also be an Innovation Summit on the afternoon of May 15 before ELGL19 begins.

#ELGL19 includes four concurrent session tracks: 

  • Strategy & Performance
  • Equity & Economic Inclusion
  • Innovation & Process Improvement
  • Workforce of the Future

The conference also includes keynote sessions covering a variety of local government topics. Hotel and lodging information will be available in early 2019 for attendees to plan their travel. Conference fees include all education sessions, networking events, and the following events with food served: breakfast, lunch, and social hour on Thursday; and breakfast and snacks on Friday.

Student tickets are offered at a discount in exchange for volunteering during a portion of #ELGL19. This provides great experience working on a conference, managing logistics, and ensuring that #ELGL19 is a success.

#ELGL19 Annual Conference

  • May 15 - 17, 2019
  • 301 West Morgan Street
    Durham, North Carolina
    United States

Event Workshops

Innovation Unplugged: A Summit On Getting The Work Done

May 15, 2019  12:00 - 17:00
Fee: $20.00
Seats Remaining:0

This half day, pre-conference summit on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 will explore the messy work of innovation in local government. I-Teams from across the country will share their work in an interactive workshop to explore what communities are experimenting with. Learn about what has worked, what's failed and swap stories with other people in the field of solving hairy problems in local government. This half day of sharing and learning is for anyone working on innovation or who wants to bring new ideas into their organization.

Lunch will be included with the price of admission.


The Rickhouse
609 Foster Street,
Durham, NC 27701

Thursday Night Social Event

May 16, 2019  18:00 - 20:00
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:0

The Thursday Night Social Event is an interactive experience designed to get #ELGL19 attendees mixing and mingling with each other. This year, we're enjoying drinks, snacks, and games at Hi-Wire Brewing.

Friday Afternoon Tours Of Durham

May 17, 2019  12:00 - 14:00
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:-33

If you're not catching a plane on Friday afternoon - join us for four tour options in Durham, NC to wrap up the #ELGL19 experience.