Our Spring 2018 Convention and Tradeshow are set to take place March 19-21 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Delegates from member municipalities around Alberta are invited to hear plenary speakers, participate in breakout sessions and vote on the resolutions that guide the AAMDC’s advocacy efforts. 
  • Registration is closed. 
Agenda is attached below.

Kelly Lendsay

Kelly J. Lendsay is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s foremost innovators of Indigenous workplace inclusion, diversity, and corporate engagements. He has brought his message of the power of relationships and partnerships to more than 250 audiences in Canada and abroad. As the inaugural President and CEO of Indigenous Works (formerly the Aboriginal Human Resource Council), Kelly has worked to grow and engage corporate Canada in Indigenous workplace inclusion since 1998, developing the council into an ISO-certified national social enterprise. He leads the council’s new national charity, Kochita, designed to empower Indigenous youth to reach their resource and career potential. He has also served on more than a dozen corporate, crown, and non-profit boards in Canada and won a 2015 National HR Award for Best Diversity Program. 

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The next Partners' Program will be taking place during the Fall 2018 Convention.

For more information on future conventions, please contact Cindy Carstairs, Administrative and Convention Coordinator, at 780.955.4095.
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    The AAMDC’s conventions are an excellent opportunity for your organization to gain visibility and recognition with municipal decision-makers from across Alberta. By sponsoring the AAMDC convention, your organization will gain access to over 600 municipal officials through customized networking sessions and speaking opportunities. Take this opportunity to create awareness of your company and brand by sponsoring delegate events, services and products. Please contact Cindy for information on your sponsorship.
  • Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to read about our 2018 Partnership Opportunities.
  • Past Convention Highlights
    The AAMDC’s convention highlights offer insight into past conventions with speaker and presentation overviews. The highlights also include an array of convention photos.

The next AAMDC Trade Show will take place on March 19, 2018 at the AAMDC Spring 2018 Convention. The Trade Show is a great opportunity to form relationships with vendors and discover new ways to improve your community. With over 150 booths, including AAMDC approved suppliers, this year's Trade Show was an exciting way to connect communities and suppliers. 

Upcoming Conventions

Every year the AAMDC holds two conventions in Edmonton - one in spring and the other in fall. See below for the dates of upcoming conventions:





March 19-21, 2018
Shaw Conference Centre

 November 20-22, 2018
Shaw Conference Centre

March 18-20, 2019
Shaw Conference Centre

November 18-20, 2019
Shaw Conference Centre



Download this file (AAMDC Spring 2018 Convention Agenda UPDATE.pdf)AAMDC Spring 2018 Convention Agenda UPDATE.pdf 

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