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 spring convention features our annual trade show, and the fall convention hosts the opposition party leader panel, as well as our RMA Board elections and partners program.
The Trade Show occurs in conjunction with our spring convention only. It’s an excellent opportunity for vendors and delegates to connect and share how their organizations can benefit members’ municipalities.
The Partners Program occurs in conjunction with our fall convention only. It is a great opportunity for partners of attending elected officials and municipal staff to socialize and get out and explore the city. Past events have included matinee dinner theatre shows, shopping trips, as well as yoga, dance, and crafting sessions.
During the fall convention, we present two awards as well as honor those who have passed away during the year. The awards are:
All conventions will be at the Edmonton Convention Centre unless otherwise stated.
|Fall Convention||Spring Convention|
|2020||November 2-5||March 16-18|
|2021||November 22-25 (EXPO)||March 15-17|
|2022||November 7-10||March 14-16|
|2023||November 6-9||March 20-22|
|2024||November 4-7||March 18-20|
|2025||November 24-27||March 17-19|
There are a number of exciting partnership and sponsorship opportunities available at both our spring and fall events. To see our current sponsors, visit our Sponsorship page. Check out current partnership opportunities.
For every upcoming convention there are room blocks that we recommend for those attending. Please visit our Accommodations page for all the important information for booking your stay.
The Spring 2019 show saw 170 booths, as well as a number of bulk spaces that featured fire trucks, large machinery, and even a tiny house. Check out highlights from Spring 2019 Convention Highlights here.
For more information, please contact Cindy Carstairs, Administrative and Convention Coordinator, at 780.955.4095.