Organized by the Ministry of Finance, a conference took place on 20th of October in Marjamaa, focusing on experiences and lessons learned from amalgamation processes and on ways to carry out the proposed local government reform. Presentations were given by local government officials and representatives of different organizations, who analyzed specific amalgamation cases and the consequences for organizing local life. Similarly, group work and discussions were conducted, focusing on different aspects of changes linked to amalgamation processes. By relying on practical examples of amalgamation processes, the presentation of Geomedia consultant Rivo Noorkõiv emphasized the importance of communication management and participation of different interest groups. Altogether, about 100 local government leaders as well as ministry and other organizations’ representatives took part in the conference.