NACo's 80th annual conference and exposition

Mecklenburg County / Charlotte, North Carolina / July 10-13, 2015


NACo’s 80th Annual Conference and Exposition provides an opportunity for all county leaders and staff to learn, network and guide the direction of the association. The Annual Conference, held each July, is hosted by a NACo member county.

This year, the conference will be held in Mecklenburg County, (Charlotte) North Carolina. The Annual Conference provides county officials with a great opportunity to vote on NACo’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; find out about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.​

Conference App & Instructions

The 2015 NACo Annual Conference app is designed to enhance your entire conference experience, providing easy access information such as the full schedule, speaker information, off-site event details and venue maps. The app also provides an easy way to connect with fellow attendees – share photos, post updates, and see what it most popular.

The 2015 NACo Annual Conference App is sponsored by U.S. Communities

Educational Sessions

Educational Workshops

NACo is excited about the educational opportunities available for county leaders at the upcoming 2015 NACo Annual Conference in Mecklenburg County/Charlotte, North Carolina! Workshop topics include exploring the pros and cons of body cameras in law enforcement, how automated vehicles and mobile technology affect transportation patterns, legislative updates and new research findings for counties.  Click here to check out the full workshop grid.

Chief Information Officer Forum

The NACo Chief Information Officer (CIO) Forum is held bi-annually prior to the NACo Legislative and Annual Conferences. For the full day of programming, NACo invites county CIOs, IT Managers and key private-sector stakeholders to share current issues, trends and priorities with a select group of peers. Click here to learn more.

Technology Innovation Summit

In addition to conference workshops, NACo holds an all day Technology Innovation Summit on the first day of the Annual Conference. The event featured expert panelists and keynote speakers on a range of topics. The summit will also be streamed live on-line.  Click here to learn more.

Premier Corporate Solution Sessions

Premier Corporate Solution Sessions provide our corporate members with a forum to deliver county case studies and best practices, presented by county customers and subject matter experts. Click here to learn more.

Conference Information
Admission Fees
Type Eary Bird Advance Onsite
NACo Board of Directors $515 $540 $650
NACo County Member $515 $540 $650
State Association of Counties Staff $515 $540 $650
NACo Corporate Member $515 $540 $650
County Non-Member $740 $765 $850
Corporate Non-Member $740 $765 $850
Government (Federal or State employees only) $565 $615 $770
Spouse/Guest $150 $170 $180
Youth $150 $170 $180
Working Press (Staff Only) complimentary --- ---

Housing has been shut off for the 2015 NACo Annual Conference.

Overflow accommodations have being arranged at the Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel.

To make a reservation online, click here​. You may also call 1-800-325-3535 and refer to NACo to get the discounted rate.

Room Rate: $159 Single/Double
*The rate is available until June 25th as long as rooms remain available. After June 25th reservations will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis.*

Cancellation Policy

Refund of Conference registration fee, less an administrative fee of $75 will be made if written notice of conference registration cancellation is postmarked no later than June 12, 2015. Cancellation requests postmarked June 13, 2015- July 3, 2015 will be subject to an administrative fee equal to one-half of the registration fee (this applies to all registration types including guest and spouse fees). NO REFUND REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED for registrations canceled after July 3, 2015 or for “no-shows”. Sorry, no telephone cancellations can be accepted. Cancellations MUST be made in writing. You may fax your written cancellation request to: (866) 741-5129 or email:

Exhibitor Information

2015 Exhibitor Registration Form

NACo Hotel Map

Exhibitor Service Kit

Exhibitor Prospectus

Request Exhibit Information

2015 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

2015 Space Application​​

NACo’s official housing company for the 2015 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition is ConferenceDirect. You may secure your guestrooms for the NACo Conference through one of two ways:

  • Via a Housing Form sent to you by C​orcoran Expositions, NACo’s exhibit sales company
  • Via the official NACo Conference website

Do NOT be fooled by other housing companies that are pirating rooms from NACo! While it might sound like a deal, there are hidden costs along with full payment in advance and no changes allowed. Additionally there are no guarantees if you book through any other source that the hotel will honor your reservation at check-in.

Rogue housing companies include Global Housing Services, Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services. If you are contacted by one of these companies or another source, please let us know by emailing​

Featured Speakers

Attendee Testimonials

"I’ve actually been attending NACo conferences for the last 14 years. And I find them one of the greatest resources I have as a county official."

Hon. Thomas Coley Jr.

Commissioner, Tallapoosa County, Ala.

"As we can sit down together as leaders and understand what common challenges we are facing, and how others are rising to those challenges to address them, I go home with great ideas that we can implement."

Hon. Ben McAdams

Mayor, Salt Lake County, Utah

About Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County and the first official governmental action took place in February 1763. It has a population of 1,012,539 and has been a member of NACo since 1959. Three Mecklenburg county officials serve on two NACo Committees; the LUCC Steering Committee and the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

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Contact Info

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Strategic Partners

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Annual Conference Sponsors

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  • Duke Energy
  • ESRI
  • CVS
  • Nationwide
  • Parsons
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