September 2020

Transforming Local Government Conference

  • Phoenix, AZ


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First, I’d like to extend my gratitude to you and your team members for being on the front lines in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no doubt that it’s impacting your teams and communities in an unprecedented fashion. This situation has put us all in unchartered territory, and we are thankful to you for your work to help us navigate it together.

The health and well-being of you and your organizations are our top priorities. With that, the Alliance for Innovation and our Board of Directors have determined the best course of action is to reschedule the 2020 Transforming Local Government conference. In working with our tremendous partners, the City of Phoenix, we are able to postpone the conference to September 1-4, 2020.

For those already registered for the May conference, we will automatically transfer your conference registration (including any additional tour or festival ticket reservations) to the September event. You will not need to take any action and can use your existing registration confirmation for the rescheduled dates.

​These are unprecedented times for all of you who serve in local government and let us be the first to express our gratitude for all you are doing to keep all those who live and work in your communities safe and healthy. There are difficult times ahead and we believe now more than ever, it’s important to connect with each other to share our own innovative and creative ideas with each other so that we can all continue to build thriving communities, especially in the wake of what we are now experiencing.

Thank you so much for your support of the Alliance, and this amazing network of local government innovators. Your engagement is what makes this movement so special!

Joel Carnes
President and CEO
Alliance for Innovation

About the
TLG 2020 Conference

At TLG we seek out the trailblazers and entrepreneurs and unleash their super-powers.

We reject the business as usual of the naysayers and blaze our own path.

Together we lead the movement to actively drive innovation in our organizations and communities.

We shine the spotlight where it has never been before but should have been long ago.

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration

Innovation Solutions Marketplace

Immersive Education

Meaningful [and fun] Networking

Who should Attend the TLG Conference...

Only those seeking to pivot and actively transform their communities and take them places they’ve only dreamed of going.

Keep up with the latest news and updates regarding TLG 2020

What Topics we will Discuss


Organizational Culture

From continuous improvement to a city-wide mentoring program to prototyping and more – Gain new best practices to make cultural shifts that fuel innovation.


Are you seeking new strategies for breaking down barriers to innovation, transparency in this digital age, or designing future city models? We’ve got what you seek, at our not so typical smart cities conference.


Collaboration is the key to great success. Learn about building organizational capacity in the areas of Local & Regional Partnerships, Emerging Research Participation, and Member Mentorship.

County Govt

Learn what forward-thinking counties are doing to advance their innovation initiatives – From technology to hurricane mapping, housing solutions and more.


Challenges such as affordability, zoning laws and homelessness impact every community. Learn how leading jurisdictions are taking innovative approaches to these challenges and more.


Spirited participatory budgeting and capital improvements planning take skills. Level Up with these sessions.


From tracking city/county vehicles to municipal parking, automated vehicles and micromobility – We have sessions to tackle them all.

Public Safety

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


Sustainability initiatives, air monitoring, stormwater – Each has an impact on our community’s environment – Learn how to go-it-alone and enlist your citizen’s active support

Get Directions to the Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Ticket info – Register Here

Program Details:

Name: Brandi Allen 

Phone: 888.496.0944

Email: ballen@transformgov.org

The conference is set for September 1st – 4th, 2020

See schedule of events here


Ticket info – Register Here

Program Details:

Name: Brandi Allen

Phone: 888.496.0944

Email: ballen@transformgov.org

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Ticket info – Register Here

Program Details:

Name: Brandi Allen

Phone: 888.496.0944

Email: ballen@transformgov.org