2020 AMO Conference identifier


The AMO 2020 program will include a combination of live-interactive and pre-recorded sessions. All conference proceedings will be quickly made available for Conference delegates to view on-demand, which means, for the first time, delegates will have access to 100% of the program content to view at your leisure.  


Monday, August 17

8:30 am - 8:45 am:
8:45 am - 9:25 am:
Lital Marom, Innovation, Disruption and Municipal Government

COVID-19 is a big wake up call for most organizations and certainly for municipalities. It’s time to innovate and reconstruct their future or they will be left behind. Organizations need to make significant changes to their traditional business model in order to build their breakthrough, future-ready business.

In this virtual presentation, Lital Marom shares a new method of proactive leadership that is relevant to all leaders operating in today’s high-velocity, digital era of constant disruptive change.

Marom’s inspirational and practical talk will provide you with the know-how to embark on your journey in a world of dramatic change that will likely follow COVID-19. You will learn about a future-facing framework that creates new insights and a wide set of options for innovation and business model transformation.

9:25 am - 9:45 am:
AMO Reports Out
9:45 am - 10:00 am:
The Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario
10:00 am - 10:30 am:
Virtual Trade Show and Networking
10:30 am - 10:50 am:
The Hon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health
10:50 am - 11:25 am:
Ministers' Forum #1
  • (We’re planning three, smaller Ministers’ Forums in 2020 to optimize the virtual experience – one each day)
11:45 am - 1:00 pm:
Concurrent Sessions (see below)

Tuesday, August 18

8:30 am - 8:35 am:
8:35 am - 8:50 am:
Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition
8:50 am - 9:30 am:
Women's Leadership Forum

AMO is pleased and proud to host our first ever Women's Leadership Forum featuring these extraordinary leaders, moderated by a leader in Canadian broadcasting. This session will explore insights and perspectives of three of Canada's most influential and impactful public policy leaders.

Nora Young, Host, Spark, CBC Radio One
Nora Young, Host, Spark, CBC Radio One
Lisa Raitt, Former MP, Cabinet Minister & Opposition Leader
Lisa Raitt
Former MP, Cabinet Minister & Deputy Opposition Leader
Ava Hill, Former Chief,  Six Nations of the Grand River
Ava Hill
Former Chief,  Six Nations
of the Grand River
Janice Baker, recently retired Mississauga City Manager
Janice Baker
Recently retired Mississauga City Manager

9:30 am - 9:45 am:
MOU Signing with Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
9:45 am - 10:00 am:
Steven Del Duca, Leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario
10:00 am - 10:30 am:
Virtual Trade Show and Networking
10:30 am - 10:50 am:
The Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (invited)
10:50 am - 11:25 am:
Ministers' Forum #2
11:45 am - 1:00 pm:
Concurrent Sessions (see below)

AMO Board election results will be announced during the Tuesday program.

Wednesday, August 19

8:30 am - 8:35 am:
8:35 am - 8:45 am:
Address by AMO’s Incoming President
8:45 am - 9:30 am:
The Path to Economic Recovery in Ontario Panel – details to follow
9:30 am - 9:45 am:
The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure (invited) and Federal Gas Tax Awards
9:45 am - 10:00 am:
Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario
10:00 am - 10:30 am:
Virtual Trade Show and Networking
10:30 am - 10:45 am:
PJ Marshall Awards
10:45 am - 11:20 am:
Ministers' Forum #3
1:20 am - 11:25 am:
Call to London, Host of AMO Conference 2021
11:25 am - 11:30 am:
Wrap Up
11:45 am - 1:00 pm:
Concurrent Sessions (see below)

Afternoons will be fully flexible to view a range of pre-recorded materials and sessions, and to participate in delegation meetings with government, other parties and select sponsors.


On first viewing, concurrent sessions will include an interactive element in order to facilitate questions and answers with the speakers.  Each session will then be recorded so that each delegate will be able to access every session offered. AMO makes every effort to provide timely and pressing topics. Topics AMO is currently exploring include:

  • COVID-19 Response: Early Lessons from the Municipal Front-Lines
  • Transforming Long-Term Care in Ontario: An Opportunity too Important to Miss
  • The COVID-19 Recovery: Municipal Services and Local Economic Recovery
  • From Concept to Reality - Transition to Full Producer Responsibility
  • Fighting Climate Change by Cutting Food Waste
  • The Green Recovery: The Municipal Role in Climate Change
  • The Future of 911
  • The Undeniable Need for Broadband Connectivity in a Pandemic World
  • Building Strong Relationships with Indigenous Communities
  • An Economic Perspective on Immigration and Youth Retention in a COVID-19 World
  • Data and Digital Governance
  • And more

AMO will continue to provide program updates.

You must be registered delegate to participate in all aspects of the 2020 Conference.  All activities will occur within the virtual conference environment, accessed by unique, non-transferable log-in information.  Don’t be left behind, register today.