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, 20+ concurrent educational sessions, political leaders, over 100 industry exhibitors, and access to Provincial Ministers, the AMO Conference is your one-stop-shop for brushing up on current municipal issues and networking.  Image of conference identifier - Municipalities: Ontario's Frontline

Notice of the 2019 AMO AGM

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
Disruptive Economy and Municipal Governments


Concurrent Sessions (10 of 21 planned sessions)
  • Fast Tracking the Planning Process
  • Rural Economic Development
  • Blue Box and Upcoming Transition
  • Infrastructure Spend and Financing
  • DCA’s and Their Future
  • HR Update
  • Municipal Finances
  • Policing: 2019 and Beyond
  • Water Technology Innovations
  • Recreational Cannabis Update


Trade Show:



  • Set yourself apart by investing in a sponsorship at the 2019 AMO Annual Conference in Ottawa. The AMO Conference is one of the largest municipal events in Ontario, and by becoming a sponsor you demonstrate your commitment to quality products and services for Ontario’s municipal sector.


  • Request a meeting with the Government of Ontario, the Official Opposition & the Ontario NDP Caucus, the Liberal Caucus or the Green Party of Ontario. For details, click here.

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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. The sessions will run concurrently on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to Noon.
  1. Communications 101 for Elected Officials The 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 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 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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