2024 Inter-City Leadership Conference
Atlanta, Georgia

For nearly 30 years, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce has organized the Inter-City Leadership Conference (ICLC) aimed at visiting a peer or aspirational city to hear about best practices on a wide variety of topics, including economic development, tourism, downtown development, the arts, and talent attraction. Attendees typically include community leaders, small business owners, CEOs, educational and government administrators, regional partners, and elected officials.

2024 ICLC Chair, Doug Jenkins, Region West VP for Georgia Power, is leading the efforts to develop a program in Atlanta focused on the activation of core assets, spaces, and places in order to discover inspirational ideas and apply lessons-learned for future projects in Columbus.

Attendee Pricing

Columbus Chamber Member/Partner                                                                                  $2,850

Registration Includes

  • 2-nights hotel accommodation and valet parking at the Westin Atlanta Gwinnett (September 25 and 26)
  • Dinner in a Party Suite at Truist Park (Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets) on Wednesday, September 25
  • Ground transportation during the conference
  • All scheduled activities
  • All meals except for small group dinners on Thursday evening (September 26). The Chamber will coordinate dinner arrangements, but the expense of the meal is paid by each attendee
  • Access to the conference mobile event app, which includes attendee profiles and communication tool, program agenda, networking opportunities, and trip information. The mobile event app will be released to all registered attendees in September


  • Wednesday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. – Columbus Chamber Board of Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. – Conference Begins
  • Friday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. – Conference Concludes

A detailed agenda will be provided in the mobile event app which will be released to all registered attendees in September.


Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Westin Atlanta Gwinnett. Transportation throughout the conference will be provided by the Columbus Chamber.

Westin Atlanta Gwinnett
6450 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

Event registration includes room, tax, and all valet parking charges for the nights of September 25 and 26. The Columbus Chamber will book hotel reservations based on information submitted by attendees. Reservation extensions at an additional cost can be requested at the time of registration; these requests are subject to hotel availability. If available, the Columbus Chamber will book your extension and notify you via email.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact Brian Sillitto, Vice President of Partnership & Engagement.


Wednesday, September 25

  • 1:00 – 4:30 PM | Program Sessions
  • 6:00 – 11:00 PM | Dinner/Braves Game at Truist Park

Thursday, September 26

  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Program Sessions (including breakfast & lunch)
  • 6:30 PM | Small Group Dinners

Friday, September 27

  • 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Program Sessions (including breakfast)

Agenda topics will be released in Spring 2024 and are subject to change at the discretion of the Columbus Chamber. A detailed agenda will be provided in advance of the program via a mobile event app.