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Conference & TRADE SHOW

New location, new timing, and new experiences!

LGAA invites municipal administrative leaders and professionals of all levels and backgrounds to attend our 2023 Conference and Trade Show on June 26-29 in the beautiful mountain setting of Canmore, Alberta. Last year, members told us they would like to see the location of our conference change and we listened! We are excited to offer delegates a new look and feel with a robust educational program and plenty of opportunities to build relationships, grow your network, and learn from your municipal colleagues from around Alberta. 

The Pre-Conference (June 19) will feature your choice of:

    • Details to follow - Stay tuned 

The 2024 Conference (June 19-21 ) will feature:

    •   Details to follow - Stay tuned 

View the Agenda               

June 19-21, 2024 

June 18-20, 2025, 

 Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre

511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB (view map link)

Keynote Speakers

Pam August

Visionary, purpose-driven leaders recognize that there is untapped potential in their organizations. When this potential is left unrealized, it can lead to misalignment between an organization’s external brand promise and internal culture. Pam August helps leaders and their teams unlock this potential to see transformational results. She equips audiences with practical strategies to help activate potential, at home and work, for greater performance and impact.

Pam was the Director, Culture Activation at WestJet, where for 14 years she was a fierce champion and developer of people and culture as a key enabler of strategic success. Today, she is a trusted partner for high-performance organizations around the world through her consulting firm, Connecting Potential.

With a background in leading culture development and experience working with diverse organizations, August knows what it takes to uncover, align, and activate the best of what organizations already are and what they want to develop into. She brings deep insight and appreciation for what it takes to influence change and the energy and discipline it takes to see it through.

Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk

How can you stay at the top of your game and perform at the highest level, year after year? Eight-time National Long Drive Champion Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk, went from being a high-handicap recreational golfer to a professional player who hits farther than most men. In her highly-customized presentations, Lisa shows audiences the keys to achieving peak performance. With valuable lessons drawn from her experiences, Lisa's insights can be immediately implemented to create fast success.

Lisa was the first woman to hit a golf ball over the length of three and a half NFL Football fields and currently holds the Canadian Women’s Long Drive Record at 350 yards, 2 feet, 2 inches. Lisa now runs her own Golf Schools in Canada and the United States.

When not teeing-up, Lisa is a golf and travel journalist who writes regularly for several publications. She has also worked as a sports broadcaster for the Canadian Long Drive Series, and has had her own column in Golf Digest Canada, entitled “Ask Lisa Longball.”

As a speaker, Lisa’s clients have included Telus, IBM, Agrium, Bayer Crop Science, the Canadian Home Builders Association, Sysco, Royal LePage, Circle K, and many more.

Registration Fees

Member $525 + GST
Non-Member $700 + GST
Municipal Intern* $130 + GST

The registration fee gives you access to all sessions, the tradeshow, hospitality suites, and includes refreshment snacks, breakfast (3), lunch (2), and dinner (1). 

Note 1: To receive the member rate, your membership fee must be paid for the current year and you must sign up using the email address that is linked with your membership. 
Note 2: If you work for a municipality and have never been a member, you can sign up for a membership for as little as $112.50 under our First-Time Member promotion.
Note 3: Members that have a remaining balance from a First-Time Member event voucher may claim the credit during registration by following these instructions

Registration is now closed.
Late registrations may be accepted depending on cancellations.
o inquire, please email


The Conference & Trade Show will be held at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre at 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore. We sold out of our block of hotel rooms at the Coast Canmore Hotel and the cut-off date has now passed. You can inquire about booking a room at the Coast Canmore Hotel at their regular market rate or here are other nearby accommodations.

Mountain View Inn 4-minute walk

Basecamp Lodge Canmore 6-minute walk

Basecamp Resorts Canmore 6-minute walk

Grande Canadian Rockies Resort 6-minute walk

Blackstone Mountain Lodge 10-minute walk

Falcon Crest Lodge 10-minute walk

Lamphouse by Basecamp 11-minute walk

Canmore Inn & Suites 12-minute walk

Super 8 by Wyndham 15-minute walk

5 Reasons You Should Attend LGAA's 2023 Conference

  1. Networking --- Connect face-to-face with other municipal administrative professionals from around Alberta.
  2. Professional development --- Each session will explore critical skills and knowledge that you can apply when you return to the office.
  3. Be inspired --- Our keynote speakers will help you reflect on life, shape your thoughts, and strategize for your personal and professional future.
  4. Gather knowledge and support your peers --- Invest in yourself and help better the administrative community by sharing your expertise with your peers at the Conference.
  5. The Canmore experience --- Join other delegates to golf, hike, tour downtown, take a rafting tour, or enjoy a morning walk or run through Canmore’s expansive trail system.

Golf Tournament - Sold Out!

As part of our pre-conference activities, LGAA is pleased to be hosting a scramble format (AKA "best ball") 18-hole golf tournament at the scenic Silvertip Resort in Canmore, Alberta on the morning of June 26, 2023. 

The primary goal of this event is the opportunity to network with other municipal administrators and sponsor vendors. As such, we encourage players of all skill levels to sign up whether you golf every weekend or once every decade.

Join us for a fun day on the tees with free food and a chance to win some prizes.   

View the brochure  We sold out! Join the waitlist

Trade Show - sold out

After a three-year hiatus, we are pleased to once again host a Trade Show as part of our 2023 Conference. The Trade Show will be held on June 28, 2023 at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre. The Trade Show is sold out but you can learn about it in our Trade Show brochure


We are offering a variety of sponsorship options for our 2023 Conference, the golf tournament, and other events this year. For details, please visit our Partners page. 

Volunteer for the Conference Committee

Members with an interest in helping to organize our 2023 Conference are encouraged to view our Conference Committee Job Descriptions guide or contact us. By getting involved, you can influence the types of sessions and experience offered and help create memories like the one's below from last year's conference. 

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