Annual Fall Retreat

September 24 - 27, 2017
Motif Hotel | Seattle, WA

At this year's Fall Retreat, we will share some of Seattle’s stories. We will explore the relationships linking urban and rural areas. We will consider the role of cities in nurturing connections, fostering equity and sustainability, and leading the way to the world we want.

As this year marks EGA’s 30th anniversary, we will celebrate our progress, acknowledge our failures and fears, and lean into our hopes for the next 30 years. We will break bread, and we will dance. But mostly we will gear up. If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that the future remains unwritten. The sun is up, and we have work to do.


Call For Sessions is Now Open

We invite all members to submit concurrent session ideas here. Proposals must be submitted online by the following deadline: TUESDAY, MARCH 7th, close of Business (PST). You must be an EGA member to submit a proposal.

I also encourage you to review the concurrent session guidelines prior to submission, to understand what is expected of each sponsor. All materials can also be found on your account dashboard.


Thank you to all who joined us at the 2016 Fall Retreat.

We hope you gained new knowledge and inspiration, and that you were able to connect with many friends, new and old. The EGA community encompasses a remarkable collection of people; we feel grateful that so many of you joined us to share your ideas and stories.