2020 AMO Conference identifier

The 2020 AMO Conference promises to be yet another fantastic opportunity to connect with your municipal colleagues from across Ontario. With expert keynotes, concurrent educational sessions, political leaders, over 130 industry exhibitors, and access to Provincial Ministers, the AMO Conference is your one-stop-shop for brushing up on current municipal issues and taking advantage of opportunities for networking.

COVID-19

AMO is committed to the safety and health of all its members and the well-being of our communities. Understanding that AMO 2020 is many months away, we are monitoring all developments related to COVID-19 and through this monitoring, we will respond when and if necessary, in a measured and practical way with the best interests of our membership and all Conference participants in mind. The safety of our members and Conference delegates will be our primary concern, and communications from AMO will be issued as appropriate, to keep you informed.
 
At this time, AMO’s cancellation and refund policy remains in effect and can be found here

Program Updates

Opening Keynote Speaker: Lital Marom, Innovation, Disruption and Municipal Government - A thought leader on agile business processes, digital transformation, and the future of work, Lital Marom is an expert at helping organizations unlock the potential of their business by leveraging emerging technologies and new economic models. In her practical and engaging talks, she inspires business leaders to “disrupt themselves” and push beyond their limitations to future proof their businesses. 

Preliminary program information on additional features on the plenary stage and concurrent session topics can be found here.

Registration

Hotel Information

Travel Discounts

  • Information on travel discounts can be found here.

Child Care

  • New this year: AMO is pleased to offer 50% reimbursement for in-hotel nanny care booked through our preferred provider.

Application to Exhibit and Exhibit Details

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) invites you to participate in the 2020 AMO Annual General Meeting and Conference in Ottawa, August 16 - 19. The AMO Conference is the premier educational event for Ontario’s municipal sector. For AMO industry partners and related organizations, this event is an unparalleled opportunity to make and solidify relationships with the sector through face-to-face communications,promotion and marketing. Reserve your booth today!  For all exhibitor information, click here.

Sponsorship

There is a wide array of sponsorship opportunities available that allows us to help you find the most effective way to reach municipal delegates and maximize your visibility and impact at the Conference. The opportunities are designed to fit your budget and can be combined to meet a desired sponsorship level and added exposure.

AMO Remains Committed to Sustainability

AMO is striving to improve sustainability at the Conference. To do so, we are implementing a number of strategies:
  • reduction of single use materials
  • working with the Westin Hotel and Shaw Centre to redistribute unserved food
  • growing delegates APP use: reduce printed materials, including, reducing the production of printed program
You can join us in our efforts by:
  • bringing your own reusable water and coffee cup
  • carpool to the conference, or use sustainable travel options
  • opt into green choices offered by the hotel
 We will continue to grow this list of efforts, so check back in to stay up to date.  We would like to hear your suggestions for other methods we can adopt, please contact us at: events@amo.on.ca

Beware of Scams

Alert symbol Hotel Booking Scams

Neither AMO staff nor our legitimate hotel partners are authorized to solicit attendees with regard to room bookings and accommodation.

In the past few years a number of delegates, exhibitors and sponsors have been approached by companies saying they have access to rooms at AMO's blocked hotels. For peace of mind and the guarantee of receiving a hotel room at AMO rates and with a hotel approved cancellation policy we encourage all Conference participants to book your guest rooms using the links provided on the Guest Room Booking Policy page. AMO can not be held responsible for any hotel room reservations made through such channels. 

Should you choose to use alternate sites such as Expedia, Hotels.com or National Travel Associates we cannot guarantee your reservation or assist with troubleshooting your booking.

Alert symbolExhibitor and Sponsor Scams

We have been notified by some exhibitors that they have been approached by scammers pretending to be AMO staff or representing AMO selling exhibitor packages and trying to collect exhibitor payments.    
 
Please note that the Exhibitor form is available on our site. The form should be sent directly to "events@amo.on.ca" email only. If you are ever unsure whether communications have come from AMO, please do not hesitate to check with us.

You can help stop these scammers by reporting any suspicious activities so we can advise other exhibitors. And remember, never provide financial information to any company you deem suspicious.

AMO will not assume responsibility for payments made resulting from fraudulent activity.