Conference & Webinars


07/15/2019
Brookings Institution, Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

The Municipal Finance Conference brings together academics, practitioners, issuers, and regulators to discuss recent research on state and local fiscal issues and municipal markets. The topics to be discussed will be broad but focus on current influences on regional, local, and state economic conditions. A detailed agenda has yet to be released. The Conference will be held at the Brookings Institute.

The organizers are Michael Belsky, the Executive Director of the Center for Municipal Finance at the Harris School of Public Policy, Daniel Bergstresser, an Associate Professor of Finance at the Brandeis International Business School, Richard Ryffel, a senior lecturer at the Washington University’s Olin Business School, Louise Sheiner, a senior fellow in Economic Studies and policy director for the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, and David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.


08/05/2019
Nashville, TN, USA

The National Council of State Legislatures’ (NCSL)  Legislative Summit will be held in August 2019 in Nashville. This major event will focus on all facets of issues affecting states and their constituencies from finance to education to information techology.


09/19/2019
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, USA

The South Municipal Finance Society presents Southern Profile: Reflection, Introspection, and Transformation. Topics will include:

• Amazon Effect – To Incentivize or Not, the pros and cons for communities.
• “De-banking” – Are banks leaving rural areas? Direct loans were important during the previous recession, will this trend leave these areas more vulnerable?
• Disaster Relief – Hear about best practices for resilience and recovery.
• Health Care – Rural hospitals and large city hospitals face different challenges and opportunities. Hear from all sides what the health care sector is facing.
• Housing – Some areas in the south are growing fast. What lessons can the region learn to ensure affordable housing opportunities are available during this period of rapid expansion?

Currently, for more information email Lisa Schroeer at lisa.schroeer@spglobal.com


09/23/2019
San Francisco, CA, USA

For the last 29 years, Bond Buyer has hosted the California Public Finance Conference. The Conference brings together leaders across the field of municipal finance ranging from investment bankers, rating agencies, buyers, and more to discuss key topics in public finance.

Stay tuned for more specific details on the event!


10/16/2019
Omaha, NE, USA

The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics important to state boards of education.

This year’s Annual Conference will take place October 16-19, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska. Registration will open in July 2019.

The conference agenda includes sessions on:

  • Educating Our Most Vulnerable Students 
  • Creating Safe Learning Environments for All Students 
  • Building a Pipeline of Diverse, High-Quality Teachers 
  • Implementing SEL in Your State: Lessons from the Field (Colorado Ballroom
  • Strategies to Foster Resource Equity
  • The Power of Engagement
  • Leading for Coherence and Student Learning Featuring Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning
  • Getting to the Problems of Practice with Michael Fullan
  • Third-Grade Reading Matters: A Policymaker’s Role in Supporting Early Literacy
  • Preparing High School Students for College and Careers 

10/17/2019
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the Depot, 225 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 5540

The National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA)  will host a Fall Advanced Seminar that will address the Changing Face of Healthcare.This seminar will focus on current issues facing the healthcare industry, including pressure on margins, technological changes and innovations, demographic pressures, the impact of the ACA and states’ expansion of Medicaid, as well as continued efforts to scale back the ACA, mergers and acquisition trends, medical education initiatives, and investor appetite.


10/20/2019
Nashville Music City Center, 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, USA

The International City Management Association annual conference will be held on October 20-23, 2019 in
Nashville, Tennessee.

Registration Opens June 2019


11/06/2019
Hilton Tampa Downtown, North Tampa Street, Downtown, Tampa, FL, USA

The CDFA National Summit brings together leaders in development finance to discuss best practices, innovation, trends, and solutions. A tentative agenda is on the site and the Summit is accepting presentation submissions through the end of June.


11/20/2019
San Antonio, Texas

City Summit is for local leaders to convene and collaborate on solutions to the common challenges facing America’s cities. Each year, the confereced offers fresh and new best practices for government officials to improve the city conditions.

This year’s conference will take place in San Antonio, Texas.     More details are forthcoming

Last year’s conference in Los Angeles offered a broad and diverse agenda covering  issues ranging from Building a Culture of Health and the Threat of Preemption,  Redlining and Governing for Racial Equity, Big Ideas for Small Cities, The Housing Crisis: Strategies for Affordable,  Safe and Healthy Homes, What Your City’s Budget Says About Local Priorities, Building Broadband in Small Cities,  World Cafe: Strategies for Sustainable, Livable Communities, to Improve Your City with Data Driven Leadership as well as many more.