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President’s Summit on the Future of Municipal Government
OVERVIEW AGENDA *Please note, agenda is subject to change at any time Online registration will close on Friday, March 17. If you would like to register following that date, please contact registration [at] abmunis.ca for assistance. As the main finding of the Future of Municipal Government project to date is that intermunicipal collaboration is key to building thriving communities, the Summit will focus on factors identified as key to enhancing the effectiveness of collaboration. The Summit will also be designed to reflect another key finding “that one size does not fit all”. What collaboration looks like will vary by size, geography and capacity of the municipalities involved. The Summit will provide participants practical ideas and examples you can adapt to enhance collaboration efforts in your own community. It will also provide you the opportunity to shape Alberta Municipalities advocacy for policy, program and legislative changes needed to support more effective intermunicipal collaboration. This year, the President’s Summit on the Future of Municipal Government is being held in conjunction with the Spring Municipal Leaders' Caucus which will run from March 30 at noon to March 31. The Municipal Leaders' Caucus will focus on key, top-of-mind issue affecting communities, and give you a chance to hear from government officials prior to this year's election. More details on the MLC and President’s Summit will be available soon, including hotel booking information. Registration for both events will open in February. Cost While the President's Summit and Municipal Leaders' Caucus are separate events, members are encouraged to attend both, but are not required to. Please note, do to the interactive nature of the President's Summit, it will NOT be available virtually. In-person events include food and beverage. President's Summit registration includes an evening event on March 29 which will include dinner and entertainment. Full Registration (Both events, in-person) - $350 President's Summit Only In-Person (March 29 to March 30 at noon) - $200 Municipal Leaders' Caucus Only In-Person (March 30 at noon - March 31) - $200 Municipal Leaders' Caucus Virtual - $100
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2023 Spring Municipal Leaders' Caucus
OVERVIEW AGENDA *Please note, agenda is subject to change at any time Online registration will close on Friday, March 17. If you would like to register after that date, please reach out to registration [at] abmunis.ca for assistance. Join us for the 2023 Spring Municipal Leaders' Caucus (MLC), taking place at the Westin Edmonton on March 30 and 31. This important event will cover key, top-of-mind issues facing your communities, and give you a chance to hear from government leaders ahead of the provincial election. The event will kick off with lunch on Thursday, March 30, and run until lunch on Friday, March 31. This year’s Spring MLC is being held in conjunction with a President’s Summit on the Future of Municipal Government which will run from March 29 to noon on March 30. The Summit will focus on opportunities and challenges related to intermunicipal collaboration. More details on the MLC and President’s Summit will be available soon, including hotel booking details and overview agenda. Registration for both events will open in February. Submit your questions for MLC To help inform our speakers about the issues that are top of mind for municipalities, you are invited to submit questions in advance by following this link. We are accepting questions on any of the session topics, and the deadline for submitting questions is Monday, March 20. Please note that there will not be questions from the floor following the session on the Victim Services program redesign, so make sure to submit your questions on this topic before the deadline. Requests For Decision (RFD) During Spring MLC attendees will have the chance to consider these Requests for Decision (RFDs): Strengthening Provincial Regulations to Improve Safety of Unlicensed Private Day Homes submitted by the City of Calgary Lack of Consultation Between Alberta Health Services, the Provincial Government, and Municipalities submitted by the Town of Ponoka The RFD Session is scheduled for Thursday, March 30 at 4:40 p.m. Elected representatives from the submitting municipalities have two minutes to introduce their respective RFDs. Then audience members can make comments or ask questions – you will have up to 45 seconds for your question or comment. Once there are no further questions or comments from the audience, elected officials from Regular Members will be invited to vote on the RFD using the online platform Mentimeter. An RFD is approved if 51 percent or more of votes cast are in favour. If the RFD is not approved, no further action is taken, and the matter is closed. If the RFD is approved, it is reviewed by one of ABmunis’ standing committees, which then makes recommendations to the ABmunis Board on next steps. Cost While the President's Summit and Municipal Leaders' Caucus are separate events, members are encouraged to attend both, but are not required to. Please note, do to the interactive nature of the President's Summit, it will NOT be available virtually. In-person events include food and beverage. President's Summit registration includes an evening event on March 29 which will include dinner and entertainment. Full Registration (Both events, in-person) - $350 President's Summit Only (March 29 to March 30 at noon) - $200 Municipal Leaders' Caucus Only (March 30 at noon - March 31) - $200 Municipal Leaders' Caucus Virtual - $125
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2023 Public Risk Conference
The Alberta Municipalities 2023 Public Risk Conference is taking place May 4 and 5, 2023 at the DoubleTree Hotel in West Edmonton. This day-and-a-half event will cover emerging risk topics affecting our membership, dive into important conversations, and arm you with tools to take back to your municipalities and associations. Registration for members is just $175 and includes a wide range of industry leading presentations, breakfast and lunch both days, a drop-in welcome reception upon arrival to the venue, and a networking reception following day one. Not a member? Not a problem. We offer non-member registration for $300. New this year, the Public Risk Program will be offered virtually. Attendees who are unable to attend in-person will be able to sit in on live sessions and will be able to ask their questions virtually. Take a look at the full agenda to see what topics you can expect!
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2023 Convention & Trade Show
Call for Speakers Each year, Alberta Municipalities works to develop a program that will engage our delegates and leave them feeling like they received the best value for their money. These programs include session topics that are facilitated by engaging speakers that deliver top-of-mind, municipally relevant material. As we prepare our 2023 Alberta Municipalities Convention agenda, we are looking for speakers that are interested in presenting at our event. Please find the speaker criteria below. If you have a topic you would like to put forward for consideration, please follow the steps below. We thank you in advance for your interest, and please note there are a limited number of spots available. Event: 2023 Alberta Municipalities Convention Date: September 27 - 29, 2023 (if a speaker is only available on a particular day, please indicate so in your submission) Location: Edmonton Convention Centre Audience: Municipal elected officials, senior administrators, provincial partners Submission Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2023 Criteria: Presentations must be relevant to our convention audience; preference may be given to topics that incorporate the convention them. In your submission please provide a brief, 150-word elevator pitch for your session. Think of this as what would be printed in our attendee guide - what is going to capture their attention and get them in YOUR room? Also, please include a full overview of your presentation, including the approach (single speaker or panel), and the benefits/takeaways that it would provide our attendees. Speaker submissions must include any fees charged, including travel and accommodation expectations. Speakers may be expected to book their own accommodations. Speakers may also choose to include their bio and/or reviews provided by previous event participants. Please email all submissions to speakers [at] abmunis.ca. Proposals that are sent incomplete may not be considered. We thank you in advance for your submission.