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.
Concurrent sessions on:
  • Fast Tracking the Planning Process
  • Rural Economic Development
  • Blue Box and Upcoming Transition
  • Infrastructure Spend and Financing
  • Development Charges Going Forward
Note: This at a glance agenda is for reference only. Programming details will be posted at a later date. Times are subject to change.

Main Stage

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





 

Day 1: Sunday, August 18, 2019

  • 8:30 AM Registration Opens
  • 9:00 AM Pre-Conference Clinics (please note these sessions are add-ons to your Conference Registration)
    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!
  • 2:00 PM Trade Show Opens
  • 3:00 PM Conference Educational Programming
  • 6:00 PM AMO Kick-Off Reception (Open to all conference and social pass registrants)
  • 8:00 PM City of Ottawa Welcome Reception (Open to all conference and social pass registrants)

Day 2: Monday, August 19, 2019

  • 7:30 AM Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM Conference Educational Programming
  • 12:00 PM AMO Caucus Lunches
  • 1:45 PM Conference Educational Programming
  • 5:00 PM AMO Power Down Reception (Open to all conference and social pass registrants)

Day 3: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • 7:30 AM Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM Insight Breakfast hosted by Program Partners
  • 9:00 AM Conference Educational Programming
  • 12:00 PM Learning Lunches
  • 1:30 PM Conference Educational Programming
  • 5:00 PM Networking Events hosted by Program Partners
  • 6:30 PM AMO Tuesday Evening Social (off-site event - Open to all Delegate and social Pass A registrants)

Day 4: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

  • 7:30 AM Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM Insight Breakfast hosted by Program Partners
  • 9:00 AM Conference Educational Programming
  • 11:30 AM Conference Adjourns