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News Release, Maryland Municipal League

Summer conference themed, ‘Reimagine Tomorrow,’ Hosted on Attendify June 29-30, 2020

Annapolis, Md. (June 3, 2020) – The Maryland Municipal League’s (MML) leadership is announcing its summer conference will become a virtual conference in 2020 to ensure the safety of attendees as COVID-19 remains a serious public health concern. The virtual conference will take place via Attendify from June 29to 30 in a historic move for the League to host the annual conference on a digital platform instead of in Ocean City, Md. The League plans to continue holding its future events in Ocean City in 2021 and beyond.

The conference’s theme, “Reimagine Tomorrow,” serves as a testament to MML’s commitment to restructuring the annual event to deliver professional training on timely and critical issues, as well as foster networking opportunities for Maryland’s municipal leaders. Attendees should register to earn credits by participating in sessions in the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance. The ‘virtually amazing’ 2020 MML Summer Conference features educational sessions, workshops, exposition of exhibitors, chat rooms, and Ocean City prizes for attendees. The 2020 conference program includes:

Monday, June 29, 2020

10:00 – 10:45 am                Opening Session

                                               Welcome: MML President Ryan Spiegel

                                               2020 Municipal Achievement Award Winners Announced

                                               Keynote Address: Judson Laipply, best known for his performance in the Evolution of Dance viral video clip, the #1 most viewed all-time video on YouTube.com

11:15 – 12:00 pm               Learning Labs 1, 2, 3

1:00 – 2:00 pm                   Population Forums

2:00 – 2:30 pm                   Yoga and stretch break

2:30 – 3:15 pm                   Learning Labs 4, 5, 6

3:30 – 5:00 pm                   Buzz Sessions and Virtual Exposition

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

9:00 – 9:15 am                   Welcome

9:15 – 9:30 am                   Business Meeting/Election Results

9:30 – 10:15 am                 Learning Labs 7, 8, 9

10:45 – 11:45 am               Cabinet Secretaries Chat Rooms

11:45 – 12:45 pm               Exposition Open

1:00 – 1:45 pm                   Learning Labs 10, 11, 12

1:45 – 2:10 pm                   Exposition Open

2:10 – 3:00 pm                   Closing Session: Reinvent Tomorrow

                                              Lifetime Achievement Award 2020: Jack “Jay” Gullo Jr., Esquire

                                              Remarks & Gavel Exchange: President Ryan Spiegel, President-Elect Perry Jones

                                              Governor Larry Hogan, Closing Keynote

3:30 – 4:30 pm                   Virtual Dance Party (optional/sponsored by Seat Pleasant on separate platform)