2022 Convention & Trade Show
We are excited to announce that registration for the 2022 Alberta Municipalities’ Convention and Trade show is now open! This will be our first Convention hosted in Calgary since 2017, and we can’t wait to return. Be sure to book your spot soon, space is limited and there is a chance that in-person attendance could sell out.
Convention will take place September 21 – 23 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, with pre-Convention sessions taking place Tuesday, September 20. Hotel room blocks are open, with all of the information listed on our event website.
Location: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Dates: September 21 - 23, 2022 (Pre-Convention sessions to take place Tuesday, September 20)
Price (Early-bird deadline is August 10 at 11:59 pm)
Members In-person: $600 ($750 after early-bird)
RMA Members: $700 ($850 after early-bird)
Non-Members: $975 ($1125 after early-bird)
Municipal Interns: Complimentary
Please note - the cost to attend virtually is the same as the early-bird pricing, unless the criteria below is met. Special pricing is only available to Alberta Municipalities regular members (urban municipalities).
Virtual registrants will NOT have access to live breakout session. Slide presentations and audio from each session will be recorded and made available following Convention.
*Registration payment by credit card will be the only accepted form of payment. If you have any questions, please email registration [at] abmunis.ca.
Regular Member Virtual Pricing
In order to support our members who are unable to attend due to financial constraints or health concerns, we are offering virtual registration at a discounted rate to Alberta Municipalities urban municipal members who have registered for Convention.
Summer Village and Village members who register at least one (1) in-person attendee for Convention will have the option to register one attendee virtually for the reduced price of $200. For every additional participant in-person, they will have the option to register a virtual attendee at the reduced rate.
Towns, Cities and Specialized Municipality members who register five (5) in-person attendees will have the option to register one attendee virtually for the reduced price of $200. For every additional five (5), they will have the option to register a virtual attendee at the reduced rate.
*Once a municipality has registered their in-person attendees, the Alberta Municipalities Registrar will reach out with a discount code for your virtual attendees.
*All Pre-Convention sessions are $395
Council’s Role in Public Engagement (EOEP)
Municipal councils are elected to make decision on behalf of citizens. However, in order to govern effectively and make decisions that are in the best interest of the diverse communities within municipalities, councils must be willing to consider the community’s perspectives and input when making decisions. The EOEP’s Council’s Role in Public Engagement course will provide an overview of the various ways municipalities can engage with citizens, how public input can be integrated into decision-making, the dangers and limits of involving the public in municipal decisions, and the importance of engagement in supporting sustainable community development.
Council’s Role in Land Use and Development Approvals (EOEP)
"Good planning” is a general concept – there is no single approved statement of what good planning consists of. Planning has evolved over many years and can be considered a long term, ongoing process that includes planning itself, as well as project delivery and ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Planning aims to improve the effectiveness of public services in meeting people’s needs, and to support the development of local communities and to improve the quality of life for all.
Full Day legal seminar (facilitated by RMRF)
Join our legal partners from Reynolds, Mirth, Richards and Farmer LLP as they take a deep dive into the most top-of-mind legal issues facing municipalities across Alberta.
Host City Reception
The City of Calgary will be hosting their city reception on Wednesday, September 21 at approximately 6:00 pm. Grab your ticket for this evening, you won't want to miss it!
Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
Hotel Room Blocks
Delta Calgary - rooms starting at $295/night + taxes
209 4th Avenue SE, Calgary
Book at the Delta Calgary
Fairmont Palliser - rooms starting at $309/night + taxes
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Book at the Fairmont Palliser
Hyatt Regency - rooms starting at $329/night + taxes
700 Centre Street SE, Calgary
Book at the Hyatt Regency
Le Germain Hotel - rooms starting at $289/night + taxes
899 Centre Street S, Calgary
Book at the Le Germain Hotel
Marriott Downtown Calgary - rooms starting at $315/night + taxes
110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Book at the Marriott Downtown Calgary
Registration is now open for all interested visitors. Please see the brochure for all of the details. Should you have further questions, please email tradeshow [at] abmunis.ca.
Trade Show Brochure
Register for a Trade Show booth
Convention Code of Conduct
Alberta Municipalities is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and harassment-free environment for all persons attending the Convention (“Convention Participants”), regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristic.
The following guidelines apply to all facets of the Convention including sponsor hosted events, workshops, plenaries, political meetings and social gatherings where Convention Participants are in attendance.
Behaviours that are not acceptable at the Convention include:
Harassment or intimidation based on gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristic.
Sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact.
Shouting down or threatening Convention Participants.
Any Convention Participant found violating these rules may have their registration revoked and be asked to leave the Convention, without a refund, at the discretion of the CEO or designate.