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2019 AMCA Annual Conference Details

April 10 to April 12, 2019, The Coast Hotel, Canmore, Alberta

The AMCA is made up of municipal employees who have the responsibilities of a municipal clerk, assistant municipal clerk, returning officer, or election officer. Our primary function is to give municipal clerks across the province a forum to share information and ideas.

The annual conference offers professional development and opportunities for attendees to discuss common concerns and interests.

Registration is Now Open!

Register Online

2019 Registration Costs

  • AMCA Member or Associate Member: $500
  • Non-Member: $600
  • Municipal Intern: $150
  • Daily rate: $300

Registration includes breakfast and lunch on all days.  In addition, those registering for the full conference and AGM will enjoy:

  • A welcome reception on Wednesday evening 
  • A banquet followed by entertainment on Thursday evening.  Additional banquet tickets can be purchased for $65.


Registration opens, February 1, 2019

Registration closes, March 31, 2019

Cancellation Dates and Policy

  • If you need to cancel your registration or transfer it to another person, please notify Tara Johnston at tara.johnston@banff.ca.
  • There is no fee for transferring a registration.
  • For cancellations received on or before April 2, registrants will receive a full refund, less a $25 fee retained to cover administrative costs.
  • For cancellations received April 3, or later, we regret we cannot provide a refund.


AMCA is happy to accommodate any food allergies that you may have. Please indicate your allergy below and note the severity so that we can plan meals accordingly.

Tentative Agenda - updated January 30, 2019

Download Tentative Agenda

Important Notice:

Based on feedback from past conferences, we've changed our conference format from prior years. Our Keynote Speaker will close out the conference on Friday, April 12. Please ensure you've made your travel arrangements, so you are able to stay for our Keynote Speaker, Jessy Lumsden's presentation.


The Coast Hotel and Conference Centre, Canmore, Alberta

511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB  T1W 1N7

Hotel rooms: $112/night standard room

Rooms can be registered online.

Call 1-800-716-6199 and say you’re with the AMCA, group code CCM-GFC3362; room block will be held until March 8, 2019.

Scholarship Grant Opportunities

AMCA members are eligible to apply for one of two conference grants covering full registration, which includes AMCA hosted events, and hotel accommodations.  The deadline for applying is February 28, 2019, and the successful candidates will be announced the first week of March.

Download an application

2019 Annual Conference Presenters

Meet the 2019 AMCA Conference Speakers

Lauren Syergy, Topic:  Public Speaking

Leroy Sloan, Topic:  Ethics in Action

Jesse Sopko, Topic:  FOIP, closed meetings

Dr. Jody Carrington, Topic:  Leadership

Jessy Lumsden, Keynote

Leroy Sloan - Ethics in Action

Your system is perfectly designed… to get you the results you are now getting. If you desire different results, what investments in ethics will pay the greatest dividends?

Unethical conduct of elected officials and administrators is not rare and the negative consequences of such conduct are significant such as the destruction of careers, loss of reputation, and public confidence. Frequently ethical politicians and administrators are forced to pay at least a portion of the cost of these consequences. In addition, at times the whistle blower suffers as much or more than the ones who have acted inappropriately. Clearly ethics is everyone’s concern and inaction can have a considerable impact on the workplace. Join Dr. Sloan to examine ways to pro-actively build an ethical culture and what to do when standards of behavior or codes of ethics are breached.

Dr. Jody Carrington - Leadership

Dr. Jody Carrington is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma.  Having grown up in rural Alberta, she worked on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary for 10 years and is now in pleased to be back to a rural setting, working in private practice, speaking around the country, writing a book, and raising her family.  Jody is a passionate believer in the power of the relationship with the people we love, lead, and teach.  The core of everything she speaks and writes about comes down to this: We are wired to do hard things.  We can do those hard things so much easier when we remember this: We are wired for connection.

Save The Dates! Future AMCA Conferences

2020 AMCA Annual Conference - April 29 to May 1, 2020, The Coast Hotel, Canmore, Alberta

2021 AMCA Annual Conference - April 21 to April 23, 2021, The Coast Hotel, Canmore, Alberta

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