ICMA’s social events will give you a wonderful opportunity to experience this wonderful city to the fullest. The costs for these unique social events are included in the Conference registration fee (except for the Gala Party which is charged separately). Make sure to sign up for the social events when registering.

Wednesday 27 April
Afternoon – Nice Tour

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Join the walking tour of Nice for a great opportunity to hit the highlights of this coastal city with the added pleasure of reconnecting with your fellow members. We encourage new members and delegates to attend.


Evening – Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel Nice

We invite you to join us at the Welcome Reception and Dinner for an opportunity to kick off the conference in true ICMA fashion.

Thursday 28 April
Nicoise Group Dinner


We will dine in Old Town Nice, across from the Opera, at Le Grand Balcon. Decorated in true retro Parisian style, we will enjoy fine dining on the French Riviera.

Friday 29 April
Gala Party at Hotel Negresco


The stunning Hotel Negresco, first opened in 1913, is Nice grandeur at its finest and a National Historic Monument. The glass dome in the main public space was made in Gustave Eiffel’s workshops and the French chandelier was originally intended for the Kremlin before the revolution held up Czar Nicholas II’s order.

The Hotel Negresco has hosted Heads of State, served as a hospital during WWI, and experienced a resurgence as gallery for French Art while still serving A-list guests.

Our evening will consist of cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Don’t forget, the winners of the 2011 ICMA Innovation Award will be announced!

Tickets for the Gala Party are separate from the conference Registration Fee.