The Movement for Tomorrow's Local Government, Today.

March 1 - 5, 2021

Are you joining the MOVEMENT?

As we begin 2021, local government organizations and professionals have never been under greater stress.

In response to this challenge, a diverse coalition of committed Partners has come together to create an antidote for these difficult times – a beacon in the night to inspire and support the local government community – TLG Govapalooza!

This massive virtual festival will feature world-class thought leaders (including Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak!), local government legends, and next-gen talent you won’t want to miss.  Think of it as a virtual SXSW for local government – and those that are working closely with them to build a better future. 

TLG Govapalooza dedicates itself to helping local government movers and shakers achieve their goals.  We accomplish this by highlighting the best-of-the-best in local gov and beyond – bringing in the private sector, NGOs and nonprofits, universities, startups, and individuals dedicated to building an antifragile ecosystem.

Experiences will range from soaring inspiration to hands-on implementation tactics and tools as we dig deep into the themes of Equity & Inclusion, Economic Revitalization, Police & Public Safety, and Climate & Environment.

This event will inspire individuals, build teams, create community, and build the momentum we’ll need to keep pushing forward into a future full of possibilities!

Govapalooza PARTNERS?

We don’t use the term “Movement” lightly.  Thousands of local gov professionals will come together at Govapalooza, brought there by rock-star keynotes (to be announced shortly); engaging, cutting-edge presenters, and by the power of the group of folks behind the curtain.

This show is being put on by local gov professionals and supporters from around the country, and around the world.  Each of the partners listed below is contributing singificant time and talent to make this historic event a success!

Go on, ask us about becoming a Govapalooza Partner.  You know you want to…

Keep up with the latest news and updates regarding TLG Govapalooza


Climate & Environment

There is perhaps no greater set of threats to our long-term prosperity than those posed by climate change. From aligning to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to driving your community to carbon neutrality, we’ll explore how we can take concrete action to support a healthy environment.

Equity & Inclusion

The Govapalooza Partners are dedicated to achieving racial equity. Learn what leading organizations are doing in this area, and define your own “pathway to entry” toward meaningful and lasting change.

Public Safety

Do your approaches to helping people need reforms? Are you seeking to shift paradigms? Learn what communities are doing to make needed shifts.

Economic Revitalization

The road to recovery will be full of twists, turns, and potholes – but there is a path forward! Learn what antifragile communities are doing to come out of 2021 stronger than ever.

PRINCIPLES for 21st Century Local Government

Effective partnerships are at the heart of what is needed in local government. Antifragile local governments recognize the community doesn’t care which specific department, entity, or partner is providing services, they just look to local government for the leadership required to get the job done.

Antifragile local governments use connected data to sense, anticipate, and respond to community needs with agility. They leverage data and analytics to confidently embrace iterative change.

Antifragile local government takes responsibility for solving today’s problems, putting stakeholder needs at the center and methodically and relentlessly driving until those needs are met.

Antifragile local government organizations understand the current broken relationships in our communities have to be purposefully mended and actively nurtured to effectively make the community a better place to live, work and play.

Antifragile local governments build a silo-busting collaborative operating structure with a relentless focus on creativity and adaptability in their workforces. They actively recruit diverse, collaborative, multi-disciplined problem solvers, and then empower them to do exactly that.

Every local government should be able to answer these three questions: Why do we do what we do? What do we do? What does it cost to do what we do? Loaded with this information, antifragile local governments decide how their resources are invested to support desired community outcomes.

Yes, we have SPONSORS. Are you next?


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