Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Six-time NBA champion, author, filmmaker and columnist

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Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

Record-breaking athlete, sports broadcaster and author

At the age of 64, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida in 2013.  In the 1970s, Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world and has been inducted into many halls of fame, including the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.  She became a prominent sports broadcaster, filing compelling reports for NPR, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports and The New York Times and recently released a bestselling memoir, Find a Way, that has been optioned for the big screen.

Lights. Leadership. Action!

Join county officials, experts from the private and nonprofit sectors and other leaders from across the country in Los Angeles County, Calif. for the 2016 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition.

This is your chance to exchange cutting-edge best practices and shape NACo’s federal policy agenda for the year ahead. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to access information and resources to address some of our most pressing challenges -- the opioid and heroin crisis, criminal justice and mental health reform, transportation and infrastructure, economic development and much more. Additionally, take a look at innovative, cost-saving products and services on display from participating companies and exhibitors.

All counties, parishes and boroughs are welcome to attend Policy Steering Committee meetings and workshops beginning on Friday, July 22nd. We hope you will join us in Los Angeles County/Long Beach!

Located alongside a picturesque harbor on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Long Beach is small enough to call your own for any number of days, yet offers the experience, diversity and variety of a much larger city. Learn more about Long Beach.


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6/11 - 7/21



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 $765 $815 $900
Government (Federal or State employees only) $565 $615 $770
Two Day $360 $375 $400

Friday - Saturday | Saturday - Sunday | Sunday - Monday | Monday - Tuesday

Working Press (Staff Only) complimentary

If you plan on attending the Sunday, July 24 Awards Luncheon, an additional fee of $15 will be applied to your total due. Forms must be postmarked by the dates below in order to qualify for the selected rate category. NACo reserves the right to correct any errors when calculating the total amount due.

Thursday, July 21

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open for State Associations and Affiliate Meetings
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mobile Forum
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Technology Innovation Summit

Friday, July 22

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Policy Coordinating Committee Meetings
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Technology Innovation Summit
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Policy Steering Committee Meetings
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open for State Association and Affiliate Meetings
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Saturday, July 23

6:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.
Early Risers Activity along the Shore
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
First Time Attendee Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Standing, Ad Hoc, Advisory and Task Force Meetings
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, Lunch Available
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
NextGen Community Service Project | Learn more.
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NACo Board Forum
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
General Session
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Open for State Association and Affiliate Meetings

Sunday, July 24

6:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.
Early Risers Activity along the Shore
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Non-Denominational Worship Service
9:00 a.m. - noon
NACo Board of Directors and Resolutions Meeting
9:00 a.m. – noon
Exhibit Hall Open, Breakfast Available
9:00 a.m. – noon
Educational Workshops
Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Awards Luncheon (ticketed event) and Candidates Forum
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Mobile Workshops / Mobile Meetings
2:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Educational Workshop
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open for State Association and Affiliate Meetings
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
LUCC/RAC Reception (invitation only)

Monday, July 25

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Regional Caucus Meetings
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
New Board of Directors Organizational Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Session
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open for State Association and Affiliate Meetings
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Conference-wide Celebration Event

Exhibitor Information

Exhibiting at the NACo Annual Conference will provide you with benefits you don’t get at other trade shows. As an exhibitor you are granted full registration and access to all sessions and social events to increase your networking opportunities. You will learn and gather vital information for your company to grow sales to county governments – or begin to sell to this very lucrative market.

  • Attend educational sessions to find out more about what local government leaders are faced with and concerned about.
  • Make contact with over 2,000 of the nation’s local government leaders which represent over 80% of the nation’s population!
  • Showcase your product to county government leaders, state associations of counties, county professional affiliates and more!

Note: It has come to our attention that there are companies that are claiming to offer registration and housing services for NACo’s Annual Meeting & Exposition, which are not affiliated with NACo and do not offer any services on our behalf. You may receive e-mails or phone calls from these companies urging you to book hotel rooms. Registration and housing should only be accessed from the NACo website, and reserved through NACo’s official housing provider (ConferenceDirect).




Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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