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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.

Registration now open!

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 Center 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.

Partners Program

More information to come in the upcoming weeks!

Registration Fees (prices do not include GST)

Type  Member   Non-Member RMA Member
Early Bird $575 $975 $675
After Early Bird  $725 $1125 $825
On Site $975 $1325 -
One Day Early Bird $550 $875 -
One Day After Early Bird $700 $975 -
Pre-Convention Session $340 - $340



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

Secure your booth today!

Review the Trade Show brochue


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.

Sutton Place Hotel

(Shuttle services offered 
from this hotel)

$169 + tax/night

10235 101 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 3E9

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Chateau Lacombe

(Shuttle services offered 
from this hotel)

$159 + tax/night
*New reduced price

10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N7

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



Stay tuned for further details. 

Future Convention Dates

2020 - September 23 - 25, 2020 in Calgary

September 25 - 27, 2019
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