August 18 - 21, 2019 | Ottawa

The 2019 AMO Conference, Municipalities: Ontario’s Frontline, promises to be a great opportunity to connect with your municipal colleagues from across Ontario.  With expert keynotes, 18+ concurrent educational sessions, political leaders, over 120 industry exhibitors, and access to Provincial Ministers, the AMO Conference is your one-stop-shop for brushing up on current municipal issues and networking.  Some of the topics we are looking at for 2019 include:
  • What has a change of provincial government meant for municipal governments in Ontario?
  • What is the latest in waste diversion, economic development and human services?
  • How will multi-year infrastructure programming unfold in Ontario?
  • Engaging youth in municipal government.

Conference Program

The AMO Conference always presents highly educational sessions with expert speakers. Stay tuned for the complete list, but here’s some examples. Access a more detailed AMO Conference program here.

Keynote Speaker Max Valiquette
Keynote Speaker Max Valiquette - Innovation, Transformation, and Marketing Expert on the Disruptive Economy and Municipal Governments

Concurrent sessions on
  • Fast Tracking the Planning Process
  • Rural Economic Development
  • Blue Box and Upcoming Transition
  • Infrastructure Spend and Financing
  • Development Charges Going Forward

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  • Delegate Package A + Social Package A are SOLD OUT
  • Please note the Early Bird rates are only valid until Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM at which time the Regular rate applies.
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  • This learning opportunity is an add-on to the scheduled programming. These 3 half-day clinics are available to purchase as part of your Conference experience. These sessions will run concurrently on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to Noon.
  1. Communications 101 for Elected Officials This half-day session will cover: general theory on why media is important; the different types of media; the changing media landscape; what makes news and why; interview preparation and how to answer questions well; and how to deliver strong photo and video messages.
  2. Codes of Conduct Clinic Codes of conduct serve a number of purposes. One is to help establish and clearly communicate the sort of behaviors prioritized in your municipal workplace. This 3-hour clinic looks at what your code of conduct must include and what you should have. Bring your current codes to fully participate in this interactive session
  3. Indigenous Cultural Competency
    This 3-hour session is designed for municipal elected officials. It will cover content such as: Indigenous cultural sensitivity 101, basic Indigenous history in Ontario, how to advance municipal-Indigenous relationship-building in local communities, and more!

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