Summer 2023

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

August 16-19, 2023
Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD 

MACo’s Summer Conference brings together approximately 3,000 leaders from all levels of government and the private sector. With four days of educational sessions, along with 2 exhibit shows (over 350 vendors!), and numerous briefings, meetings, and opportunities to connect with counties, this conference is a can’t-miss event for anyone involved in Maryland’s local government interests.

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The 2023 Summer Conference follows the 2022 elections, with new leaders at the county and state levels. “Where the Rubber Meets the Road” will focus on how county government delivers for Maryland’s communities. Counties are the driving force that “gets things done” at the local level. From everyday services like trash and wastewater to longer-range efforts like infrastructure maintenance and land use planning, Maryland counties are working hard to keep their communities healthy and thriving. This conference will cover the wide range of county services and the top policy issues of the day, including workforce recruitment and retention, affordable housing, community construction, and early childhood education, among others.


- Submissions due April 14, 2023




Sponsor Brochure - coming soon, but contact with questions.


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Wednesday Tech Expo:
(1-day show, 60 booths of technology-focused products and services)

Thursday/Friday Tradeshow:
(2-day show, 350 booths showcasing various products, services, and partnership opportunities)

    • Exhibitor Brochure and Pricing
    • Floorplan
    • Exhibitor Online Registration
    • EXHIBIT HALL DECOR & COSTUME CONTEST THEME: "Chesapeake Bay All the Way" - the 2023 Thursday/Friday exhibit hall theme will focus on environmental sustainability and the importance of the Bay to Maryland's economy and culture. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their booths accordingly and plan costumes that celebrate the Chesapeake Bay. There will be a decor and costume contest on Thursday afternoon.