Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Six-time NBA champion, author, filmmaker and columnist

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a global icon that changed the game of professional basketball. Since his stellar professional career, he has gone on to become a celebrated New York Times-bestselling author, filmmaker, ambassador of education and Washington Post and Time magazine columnist.

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.

Jack Dangermond

Jack Dangermond

Co-founder and president, Esri

A geographer with deep roots in landscape architecture, Jack Dangermond commercialized geographic information systems (GIS) after a decade of research and development as a regional planning consultant in his hometown of Redlands, Calif. In 1981, Jack directed the design of the world's first commercially available GIS software product. By 1999, Dangermond had guided Esri from a small research group of a dozen people to a global organization of 3,100 employees. Today, Esri dominates the geospatial technology industry and is the fourth largest privately held software company in the world.

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Presidential historian and Pulitzer prizewinner

Jon Meacham is known for his depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs and analysis of how issues and events affect our lives. His latest presidential biography, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” debuted at number one on The New York Times bestsellers list. Other national bestsellers include “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” “Franklin and Winston,” “American Gospel” and “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

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.

Conference Schedule

Plan for productivity with the detailed conference schedule listing the workshops, speakers, mobile tours and networking opportunities on offer.


Conference App

Put the meeting in the palm of your hand. The conference app contains all the information you need to know, including the detailed schedule, specific meeting agendas, locations of meetings, exhibitor listing, access to networking with other attendees, and more! Click below, or search NACo 2016 in the Google Play or Apple store. Log in using your registration email address and the password NACo2016.

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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.

Hotel Information

Unfortunately, the deadline to reserve housing has passed. If you still need a hotel room in Long Beach please check the website below for availability.

New Hotel Reservations

New reservations can be booked by clicking here.

Hotel Reservation Modifications or Cancellations

If you need to change or cancel your existing reservation, please contact your hotel directly. Refer to your acknowledgment email for the cancellation policy for your designated hotel.

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).




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

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