LOCUS Leadership Summit

Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods

April 22-24, 2018
National Press Club, Washington DC


Changes in federal policy, infrastructure, real estate finance, mobility and technology present new challenges for the real estate industry and local leaders to navigate in order to meet America’s demand for vibrant and inclusive walkable neighborhoods.

Join LOCUS, in partnership with the Local Leaders Council and the Transit-Oriented Development Peer Network, at the 2018 LOCUS National Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods to learn about important housing and tax policy changes, the future of infrastructure and real estate finance, the impact of technology on mobility, the role of equity in neighborhood redevelopment and LOCUS’s 2018 policy recommendations for federal policy makers. The LOCUS Leadership Summit will feature interviews and roundtable discussions with top industry leaders and elected officials and in-person meetings with federal policy-makers to discuss policies that affect triple bottom line development and walkable communities.

This two-day conference will provide participants with tools, strategies and business connections to successfully navigate the changing real estate and policy environment.

This year’s Leadership Summit is taking place at a critical moment in Washington. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a dynamic and engaging event.

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The 2018 LOCUS National Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods will feature some of the foremost thinkers and leaders in smart growth development, TOD, and the local government including:



Our agenda includes in depth panel discussions and break out sessions with some of the foremost thinkers and leaders in smart growth development, TOD, and the local government.



Want to showcase your work to the region’s leading local elected officials and smart growth developers? A variety of sponsorship levels and opportunities are available at each LOCUS Leadership Summit.

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The 2018 LOCUS National Leadership Summit is made possible by
the LOCUS Steering Committee:


Refund Policy:
All refunds requests must be received in writing to LOCUS at [email protected] or faxed to 202-207-3349. Written requests must be submitted by February 22, 2018 to receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus a $100 processing fee. If a request is received between February 22 and March 22, 2018, a 50% refund of the refund will be issued. No registration fee refunds will be issued after March 22, 2018. Verbal requests for refunds will not be accepted. All requests must be submitted in writing.


LOCUS has negotiated a discounted rate of $319 per night at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, a 4 block walk from the National Press Club. A limited number of rooms are available, so make your reservation today.

Address: 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 737-2200

Hotel features: The Washington Marriott at Metro Center is adjacent to the DC Metro system offering instant access to the National Mall, the Smithsonian museums and everything else that the city has to offer. Located within blocks of the Verizon Center and the Washington, DC Convention Center, the hotel features upscale accommodations for guests attending conferences, social events, sporting events or concerts in the area. With easy access to the region’s major airports, the Amtrak station, and the DC Convention Center, the Washington Marriott at Metro Center is the perfect choice for events in the nation’s capital.

To make a reservation, book your room here or call the hotel and mention that you are attending the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit.