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2021 AUMA Convention


DATES: November 17 - 19, 2021

LOCATION: Edmonton Convention Centre

DETAILS: Join us for the 2021 AUMA Convention & Trade Show, taking place November 17 - 19 at the Edmonton Convention Centre. At this time, we are planning for an in-person event, but we will be closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and following all public health orders that are in place at that time.


TRADE SHOW: Registration for Trade Show is now open, register today! If you have any questions, please email

SPONSORSHIP: If you are interested in becoming a 2021 AUMA Convention sponsor, email to receive a package. We are always looking for new and exciting partners, and can work with you to customize a package that best suits your needs. 


We know many municipalities are eager to register but won’t know who is attending due to the upcoming municipal election. Not a problem! Administrators can register ‘Guest’ attendees and won’t be required to have a unique email address for each attendee.

Once the election is complete and you know who will be attending, you can either modify the registration on your own using the modification button on the registration website, or you can simply contact and we would be happy to help. We do ask that you make those changes as soon as possible following the election to allow our team enough time to produce accurate name badges and set-up voting credential for eligible attendees.



A virtual option will be made available for those who would like to attend for their office or home. Virtual attendees will have access to all plenary offerings, including opening ceremonies, keynotes/entertainment, Premier's address, Official Opposition address, Minister dialogue sessions, resolutions and elections. All registered eligible elected officials representing regular members will also have the ability to vote virtually for elections and resolutions. 

Please note, virtual attendees will not have live access to education breakout sessions. 

All eligible voters will require a device for voting - this can be your phone, tablet or laptop.


Type Early-bird & Virtual Price In-person Price (After October 25)
AUMA Member $600 $750
RMA Member $700 $850
Non-Member $975 $1125
Municipal Intern Complimentary Complimentary
Pre-Convention $375 $375

Please note - the cost to attend virtually is the same as the early-bird pricing, unless the criteria below is met. Special pricing is only available to AUMA regular members (urban municipalities). Pre-Convention sessions are only available to AUMA regular members and RMA members. 

*Registration payment by credit card will be the only accepted form of payment. If you have any questions, please email


In order to support our members who are unable to attend due to financial constraints or health concerns, we are offering virtual registration at a discounted rate to AUMA urban municipal members who have registered for Convention.

Summer Village and Village members who register at least one (1) in-person attendee for Convention will have the option to register one attendee virtually for the reduced price of $200. For every additional participant in-person, they will have the option to register a virtual attendee at the reduced rate.

Towns, Cities and Specialized Municipality members who register five (5) in-person attendees will have the option to register one attendee virtually for the reduced price of $200. For every additional five (5), they will have the option to register a virtual attendee at the reduced rate.

*Once a municipality has registered their in-person attendees, the AUMA Registrar will reach out with a discount code for your virtual attendees.


We are pleased to offer two pre-convention session for Convention attendees. The cost for per session is $375. These sessions are only available for AUMA Regular Members and RMA Members. Non-members, affiliate members, or associate members are not eligible to attend. 


Taking place Monday, November 15 & Tuesday, November 16

PLEASE NOTE: Munis 101 is being offered regionally across Alberta in November and December. Check the EOEP website for dates and details. 

Munis 101: The Essentials of Municipal Governance delivers the key information and strategies that you need to excel in your role. Munis 101 is completely updated to reflect recent changes made to the Municipal Government Act and includes best practices in everything from public participation to considering how to set tax rates.

Munis 101 will not only prepare you to excel in your role, but it also meets all Alberta Municipal Affairs requirements for mandatory post-election training by providing the fundamental strategies and concepts that new and returning elected officials can apply to learning about their own local municipal functions, plans, and financial information. In fact, the course has been endorsed by Alberta Municipal Affairs, so you can be confident that you have the baseline skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Munis 101 is a 4-session course and is divided into four sections as follows: Basics of Municipal Governance and Legislation in Alberta, The Elected Official’s Role in Municipal Leadership, Explore the Role of Municipal Planning and Development and Effective Collaboration and Navigate the World of Municipal Finance.


Taking place Tuesday, November 16

This full-day course will explore four distinct topics:

  • A deep dive into the Pecuniary Interest provisions – when pecuniary interest arises, how to recognize it and what to do;
  • Council’s Role in Planning and Development – a review of the different roles Councillors can play in not only developing municipal planning instruments, but also participating in decision-making on individual applications;
  • Codes of Conduct were intended to assist Councils to function ethically and harmoniously – a detailed review of Codes of Conduct dos and don’ts; and
  • Municipal Corporations – you have big ideas, what is the best vehicle to get you there?  


Please use the links, phone numbers or codes that are provided to book your rooms to ensure you are receiving the best rates. To ensure that rooms are accurately booked, a two-night deposit for each room may be required. This ensures that blocks are not cancelled last minutes. Please note, it is the responsibility of the booking party to understand deposit and cancellation agreements with the hotels.

Hotel Rate Booking
Chateau Lacombe* Starting at $109/night + tax Call 780-428-6611 (Mon - Fri)
Please quote: AUMA Conference 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton* Starting at $159/night + tax Reservation booking link - DoubleTree
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Starting at $249/night + tax Reservation booking link - Hotel Macdonald
Sandman Signature*
(formerly The Sutton Place)
Starting at $179/night + tax Reservation booking link - Sandman Signature
Westin Starting at $210/night + tax Reservation booking link - Westin

* Indicates hotels that will have complimentary shuttle service to the Edmonton Convention Centre


AUMA is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and harassment-free environment for all persons attending the Convention (“Convention Participants”), regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristic.
The following guidelines apply to all facets of the Convention including sponsor hosted events, workshops, plenaries, political meetings and social gatherings where Convention Participants are in attendance.
Behaviours that are not acceptable at the Convention include:

  • Harassment or intimidation based on gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristic.
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact.
  • Shouting down or threatening Convention Participants.

Any Convention Participant found violating these rules may have their registration revoked and be asked to leave the Convention, without a refund, at the discretion of the CEO or designate.

AUMA Awards

Nominations for AUMA Awards are currently open. You can find all details and applications forms on the awards page. Deadline for submissions has been extended to August 13, 2021. 

Future Convention Dates

September 21 - 23, 2022
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

September 27 - 29, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre


November 17 - 19, 2021


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