2023 National Convening
Hosted by Local Progress & the Local Progress Impact Lab

Join Us in St. Louis!

September 6 - 9

#LP2023 is on and you don’t want to miss it! We’re bringing together Local Progress members, partners, and movement allies from across the country for a weekend of shared strategy, peer learning, and leadership development – complete with workshops, community spaces, site visits, and more!

Marriott St. Louis Grand 

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63101

Have questions? Get in touch!





until prices go up!

Register Here

Registration is open to everyone, including:

✔️  LP Members + LP Alumni Leaders using the promo code sent to you via email. This includes current local elected officials (at the county, city, and school board level) and leaders of our caucuses and steering committees who are no longer in office.

✔️  LP Board Members who serve on our national board of directors should use the board-specific code provided via email.

✔️ Staff from partner organizations

✔️ LP member staff (those who are employed by an LP member currently serving in elected office)

✔️ Staff from our sponsors (those from organizations or foundations sponsoring the event)

Please contact the LP team if you need assistance.

Are you an LP Member or LP Alumni Leader who needs financial support to attend? 

Don’t register yet! Apply for financial aid here by Friday, June 30!

Have Questions?

Get in touch

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! There are plenty of other ways to get involved and stay connected.


On April 13, Missouri’s attorney general announced new restrictions on gender-affirming care for children and adults. The rule is set to take effect April 27 and expire next February, though legal challenges may impact that timeline. Separately, on May 10, the Missouri legislature passed a similar bill to ban gender-affirming care to minors.

This is an egregious attack on transgender and gender non-conforming Missourians and their families – and represents the latest efforts by anti-LGBTQ+ political extremists across the country to further marginalize trans communities. 

We stand with transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in Missouri, across the country, and around the world. Making sure everyone can live a safe and healthy life means ensuring people have access to lifesaving healthcare. Local leaders can and must continue to advance reproductive freedom and protect bodily autonomy – and that includes gender-affirming care. 

To our trans and gender non-conforming members and allies: As our national convening is being hosted in Missouri, we acknowledge the pain, anger, and emotional trauma of this news, and also understand the very real logistical implications this may have on those wishing to attend. We wholeheartedly understand if you wish to opt-out of the event this year or need to cancel your registration. Whether you plan to attend or not, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the LP team with questions, concerns, advice, or requests about how we can show up for each other. We are committed to doing everything possible to ensure everyone feels safe and can show up as their whole selves. 

We will continue to monitor this and other actions that impact the wellbeing of LP members and all convening participants.