The RMA hosts two conventions per year, one in spring and one in fall, at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Each convention sees a variety of plenary addresses and workshops, as well as the ministerial forum and resolutions session. In addition to these events, the fall convention hosts the opposition party leader panel, as well as our RMA Board elections and partners program. Starting in Fall 2021, the RMA and Canoe Tradeshow is held during the fall convention to better serve our members as they go through the budget process within their municipalities.
The RMA is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and harassment free environment for all persons attending events hosted by the association, including conventions, tradeshows, meetings, and networking events. The Event Code of Conduct sets the tone and direction of conduct and ethical behavior that could be perceived as damaging to the trust and confidence of members, suppliers, members of government and, the general public. The RMA expects all attendees to behave in a professional and respectful manner.
During the fall convention, we present two awards as well as honour those who have passed away during the year. The awards are:
All conventions will be at the Edmonton Convention Centre unless otherwise stated.
|Spring Convention||Fall Convention|
|2024||March 18-20||November 4-7|
|2025||March 17-19||November 17-20|
A wide range of partnership opportunities are available at Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels at both our spring and fall events. Customized sponsorship benefit packages can also be developed in consultation with the RMA convention coordinator to meet your organization’s unique requirements. Our 2023 Fall Convention opportunities are now available.
To see our most recent convention sponsors, visit our Sponsorship page.
For every upcoming convention there are room blocks that we recommend for those attending. Accommodations for Spring 2023 are now posted online . Please visit our Accommodations page for all the important information for booking your stay.
For more information, please contact Cindy Carstairs, Administrative and Convention Coordinator, at 780.955.4095.