2019 Regional Conference & General Assembly


The 54th SCAG Regional Conference and General Assembly will convene May 1-3 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA.

This year’s theme, "Beyond Boundaries," is about transcending the jurisdictional boundaries of individual cities and counties to plan for the whole region. The event’s panel topics will lay the foundation for Connect SoCal – the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and will explore what it means to truly connect a region of 191 cities, identify paths to strengthening leadership and community-building around traffic safety, and provide tangible strategies for harnessing new technologies to benefit everyone.

Nearly 1,000 of Southern California’s most influential leaders and innovators are expected to attend, including local elected officials, CEOs, business and civic leaders, transportation and environmental stakeholders, local government staff and others. In addition to providing unbeatable networking opportunities, the conference will send attendees home with fresh insights and new resources to help them better address future challenges in their own communities.

Conference Rate

This event is free for elected officials and city managers in the SCAG region. For other attendees, a special early bird registration rate of $250 will be available until April 5. Registration after April 5 is $350.

The registration fee is non-refundable after Friday, April 5, 2019.