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Conference & TRADE SHOW

Registration is open for our 2023 Conference & Tradeshow

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 26) will feature your choice of:

    • 18-Hole Golf Tournament at the SilverTip Resort
    • Hike of Grassi Lake Trail 
    • Guided Rafting Tour of the Bow River
    • Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour of Downtown Canmore

The 2023 Conference (June 27-29) will feature:

    • Your choice of 20+ education sessions,
    • A leadership stream for those looking to build their skills as a leader,
    • A technical stream for those looking to grow their operational knowledge,
    • Evening entertainment, and
    • Numerous opportunities to network and connect with existing and up-and-coming municipal administrative leaders from around Alberta.  

View the Agenda               Register today!

June 26-29, 2023

 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


Coast Canmore Hotel

LGAA's reserved block of reduced rate hotel rooms at the Coast Canmore Hotel has now sold out for the nights of June 26-28. Cancellations may occur so you can check if LGAA reduced rate rooms become available by visiting reserve your room online. Other rooms at the Coast Canmore Hotel may still be available at the regular market rate.  

If you plan to arrive the weekend before the conference, the Coast Canmore Hotel will honour LGAA's reduced rate for up to 3 days prior to the conference if space is available. Book using the link above or call 1-800-663-1144 and quote that you are attending the "LGAA 2023 Conference & Tradeshow". 

Cancellations: Guest rooms reserved within the block may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival without penalty. 

Note: If you plan to attend our golf tournament on June 26, we suggest you reserve your room starting on June 25th as it will be a 9:30 a.m. tee-off. 

Other Nearby Accommodation

LGAA is not partnered with any of the following providers and as such, rates will differ by provider. 

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

Golf Tournament - registration now open!

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 Register today!

Trade Show

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. Space is limited so we encourage exhibitors to register early. View the Trade Show brochure for details. 


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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