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2019 AUMA Convention & AMSC Trade Show


The 2019 AUMA Convention & AMSC Trade Show will be held from September 25 - 27, 2019 in Edmonton, AB.

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2019 AUMA Convention and AMSC Trade Show

Join more than 1,100 elected officials, administrators and business partners for the 2019 AUMA Convention and AMSC Trade Show, returning to the Edmonton Convention Centre from September 25-27.

This year's Convention will include dialogue sessions with provincial Ministers, and breakout topics including a policing panel, ethics in municipal government, engaging with your local media, disaster readiness, and more.* Members will also have the opportunity to vote on resolutions, as well as the 2019 AUMA elections. 

Looking for new business solutions for your municipality? Look no further than the AMSC Trade Show, bringing together more than 100 municipally focused partners aimed at streamlining your efficiency. 

*Sessions are subject to change. Seating is limited for each session and is based on first come, first served.

Keynote Speaker - Rick Mercer

AUMA is proud to welcome Rick Mercer as the 2019 Opening Ceremonies keynote speaker.

Rick Mercer chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. A #1 bestselling author, Governor General’s Award-winner for  Lifetime Artistic Achievement, and “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” Mercer is our most popular comic; a political satirist who knows exactly what matters to regular Canadians and what makes them laugh.

Rick Mercer’s top-rated, award-winning CBC show, The Rick Mercer Report, routinely trampled even its American competitors in the ratings. The show featured Mercer’s  trademark rants, satirical newscasts, commercial parodies, and comic encounters with famous Canadians, talking about Canada. More than any other comedian (or journalist for that matter), he talks to Canadian newsmakers with a refreshing candour, and is uniquely able to spin topical hilarity from the people and the things deeply embedded in the national consciousness. 

*Please note, Keynote Address is restricted to paying delegates only. Speakers, exhibitors, and Partners’ Program attendees are not permitted.

What does your Convention registration get?

  • The chance to build and improve the framework for the municipal order for government in Alberta.
  • An opportunity to network with Alberta's municipal leaders.
  • Learn about the obligations of an elected official.
  • The right to choose who will represent your municipality on the AUMA Board. 
  • Your choice of education sessions.
  • Breakfast and lunch each day. 
  • Admission into the AMSC Trade Show.
  • And much more!

Preconvention - Tuesday, September 24

If you’re already coming to Convention, why don't you take in one of our Preconvention sessions. The Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) will be offering members two courses, Council’s Role in Strategic Planning & Regional Partnerships and Collaboration. We will also be offering a legal seminar, facilitated by our legal partners from Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP.

Council’s Role in Strategic Planning:
The role of elected officials is to lead. They determine the long-term goals and priorities of their municipality. Doing this effectively takes skill, and an understanding of how to separate the day-to-day from the big picture. The EOEP’s Council’s Role in Strategic Planning course will explain the important role that strategic planning plays in building municipal sustainability, how councils can work together to set realistic goals, the basic elements of a strategic plan, how to set and asses strategic priorities, the roles of council and staff in strategic planning, and other information that will support you and your municipality in planning strategically for both the short- and long-term.

Regional Partnerships and Collaboration:
In life, and in the municipal world, working with your neighbours is not always easy. If done right, it can provide major benefits. The EOEP’s Regional Partnerships and Collaboration course will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about required collaborative tools such as intermunicipal collaboration frameworks, as well as other approaches municipalities can take to build meaningful partnerships with their municipal neighbours in a way that is fair and mutually beneficial.

Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP Legal Sessions: 

Councillor and Administration Conduct: What You Need to Know
Sean Ward and Kelsey Becker Brookes, Municipal Team Co-Leaders
This half-day session will explore three areas related to the conduct of Councillors and administration:
Councillor Codes of Conduct: The RMRF team will focus on bridging the gap between the theoretical purpose and importance of Codes of Conduct and the practical challenges municipalities have experienced in applying and enforcing them.
Social Media: Although social media is nothing new, emerging applications and legal developments in this area are still evolving at a fast pace. Learn practical tips and pitfalls to avoid.
Defamation: In the age of broad and immediate communication, the law of defamation is more relevant now than ever before. However, it is not always straightforward – and never has been. Learn the basics of defamation, as well as important developments in the law as it relates to municipalities.

Growing Pains and Other Fundamental Changes: Annexations, Amalgamations, and Dissolutions under the Municipal Government Act
Kelsey Becker Brookes, Municipal Team Co-Leader and Daina Young, Partner
As communities and regions change and grow, municipalities may be considering or faced with the prospect of annexations, amalgamations, dissolutions, or the creation of a specialized municipality. In this half-day session, the RMRF team will set out the law related to these mechanisms. The discussion will also explore:
the downstream consequences of annexations, amalgamations, dissolutions, and the creation of specialized municipalities, as well as
the practical considerations municipalities must bear in mind, even at the beginning stages.
The purpose of this seminar is to provide perspective and examples regarding these fundamental changes, in addition to the legal and procedural framework.

MCCAC Clean Energy Tour
Municipalities are invited to join the MCCAC team to explore examples of clean energy options for buildings and transportation. Come enjoy a ride on a fully electric city bus (generously provided by the City of St. Albert). The journey will start with a tour of the solar PV and energy efficiency measures installed by the Cloverdale Community League (with funding from MCCAC), in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley. Along with a convoy of electric vehicles from the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta (EVAA), the group will then travel to the PrimeEd Mosaic Centre for a tour of a net-zero energy commercial building, powered by a solar PV array, heated and cooled by geo-thermal wells, and boasting many other sustainable energy features. The tour will end with a chance to interact with the vehicles and owners from EVAA, before finishing the tour at the Edmonton Convention Centre. So come see real life examples of clean energy technology and, learn how municipalities are becoming clean energy leaders, and reducing their emissions. Lunch and water will be provided. 


Partners Program

Wedneday, September 25

Mayfield Theatre Brunch Performance followed by a prosecco reception with the cast!

Cost: $70.00 per person (includes transportation, brunch, performance, and prosecco with the cast of the play)
Time: Bus pick @ 10:00 am, will return to Convention Centre at 4:00 pm



The Tony Award-nominated Million Dollar Quartet explodes on stage with a monumental night of rock ‘n’ roll! On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. The foursome held an impromptu jam session and producer Sam Phillips, knowing he was witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime event, had the session captured on camera by the local newspaper. The picture from that chance meeting was dubbed ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ and became a legend in rock ‘n roll history. Featuring an incredible jukebox of hits like Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, That’s All Right, Great Balls of Fire and a whole lot more, Million Dollar Quartet captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement and powerhouse performances of music’s most famous recording session!

Registration Fees (prices do not include GST)

Type  Member   Non-Member RMA Member
Full Registration $725 $1125 $825
On Site Registration $975 $1325 -
One Day Early Bird $550 $875 -
One Day After Early Bird $700 $975 -
Pre-Convention Session $340 - $340

Delegate Information


Nominations are now closed. For a complete list of acclamations, nominations, and accompanying bios click here


Book your AMSC Trade Show booth before it's too late. In 2018, booths sold out by the middle of August. 

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Sponsorship opportunities for the AUMA Convention and AMSC Trade Show are now available. 

As an AUMA Convention sponsor you will have direct access to over 1100 municipally elected officials, administrators and municipal stakeholders. AUMA members come from across Alberta to participate in the annual general meeting, set the direction for our advocacy and policy development, attend education sessions and elect next year's Board of Directors. There is also time set aside for delegates to network with municipal colleagues and to attend social events such as the Opening Ceremonies and the Dessert Reception.

In conjunction with the AUMA Convention, the AMSC Trade Show showcases over 100 exhibitors and provides direct access to community decision makers. The strong participation is indicative of the growing number of organizations interested in doing business with local governments.

Building relationships with mayors, councilors, and senior administrators from cities, towns and villages is a valuable investment, and sponsorship of the AUMA Convention & AMSC Trade Show is a prime opportunity to enhance your organization’s visibility and recognition within Alberta’s municipal marketplace.  

Review the Sponsorship Package

If you are interested in discussing other Sponsorship options, please email


When booking make sure to tell them you are booking in the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association's group block for the 2019 AUMA Convention and AMSC Trade Show. This will ensure that you receive the group rate. 

*Please note, you will be required to provide a deposit that is equal to the first and last nights' stay when booking your reservation. These deposits are non-refundable.



DoubleTree Hilton Downtown

$189/night + tax and up Call 587-525-1234 to book!
Sutton Place Hotel SOLD OUT


Chateau Lacombe SOLD OUT




Courtyard by Marriott SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald SOLD OUT


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Future Convention Dates

2020 - September 23 - 25, 2020 in Calgary

September 25 - 27, 2019
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