Register Now for National Summit on Your City’s Families

City leaders can register now for the 2013 National Summit on Your City’s Families, the nation’s largest gathering of municipal leaders who are working to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in their communities. Sponsored by the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families on a biennial basis, the summit will take place Nov. 12-14 in Seattle, Wash.

Hundreds of mayors, city councilmembers, senior municipal staff, and school and community partners will gather in Seattle to take advantage of a unique mix of learning, training, and networking opportunities. This year, a redesigned and highly interactive summit will immediately precede NLC’s Congress of Cities and Exposition, giving local leaders the option of participating in both events.

In addition, NLC will launch a new strategic partnership with the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) by hosting joint sessions that bring together Summit attendees with participants in ULC’s Partners for Success conference. Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human resources in education and in business, will keynote a joint session of these two conferences.

The theme of the 2013 summit is “Leading and Managing for Results.” Summit attendees will gain access to new tools that can help them address local challenges while tracking and sustaining progress over time, and will shape future directions for city efforts nationally by helping to define key benchmarks for action on behalf of children and families.

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