Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Automation Top Agenda

Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place

Washington, D.C. – Starting on June 8, more than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting.  Under the leadership of USCM President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and host Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities, as well as consider and adopt the policy resolutions that guide the advocacy agenda of the organization.  The Meeting, which will be held at the Marriott Copley Place, will run through Monday, June 11, 2018.

An opening press conference is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at 10:30 am ET.

With more than 85 percent of Americans living in U.S. metropolitan areas, mayors are on the frontlines of today’s challenges and have consistently called on Washington to draw on mayoral expertise. During the Meeting, mayors from both sides of the aisle, from cities rural, urban and suburban, will hold sessions on a range of issues, including infrastructure, cybersecurity, school safety, immigration, automation and the economic future of cities.

A draft agenda and list of pre-registered mayors are available here. Members of the media are encouraged to register in advance. See this link.  All business/day-time sessions are open to the press unless otherwise indicated.  All evening events are closed to the press. On-site registration will be available with current press credentials.

Note to producers, editors and hosts: For more information on interview opportunities, please contact Sara Durr at 202-215-1811 or by e-mail at [email protected].


  • All business sessions are OPEN to the press unless otherwise indicated (EVENING EVENTS ARE CLOSED TO PRESS).
  • All press MUST register to attend the meeting here.
  • On-site registration at the Marriott Copley Place will also be available during the meeting.  ONLY reporters with proper, up-to-date press credentials will be allowed access.
  • For planning purposes, a DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS is available here.

The Conference is proud to announce that Airbnb is the title sponsor for this year’s Annual Meeting. Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a global travel community that offers local, authentic end-to-end trips, including where you stay, what you do and the people you meet. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to empower millions of people around the world to turn their extra space or their passions into an economic opportunity. To date, millions of travelers have stayed with hosts across the United States, making it possible for visitors to see communities through the eyes of locals and for hosts to save for retirement, pay the bills or start businesses of their own.

WHO:               The U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting    

WHEN:             Friday, June 8, 2016 to Monday, June 11, 2018

WHERE:          Marriott Copley Place | 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 | (617) 236-5800