Throughout the year, there are a variety of conferences for individuals and organizations involved with municipal planning, land use and the many related topics – from water management to community engagement.
Social distancing guidelines have altered the format and plans for many events, but some conferences and events are still happening – in person or virtually.
If you are involved with land use or planning, here are some 2022 conferences and events in Alberta.
RMA Spring Convention
March 14 – 16, 2022 — Edmonton Municipalities
The Spring Convention for the Rural Municialities of Alberta includes an annual tradeshow. There will also be workshops and plenary sessions, and a ministerial forum and resolutions session. RMA also hosts an annual Fall Convention.
2022 CPAA Annual Planning Conference
May 2 – 4, 2022 — Edmonton Planning
The 2022 annual conference for the Community Planning Association of Alberta is focusing on the theme: Now What? What’s Next?
International Conference on Urban Land Use, Planning and Management
May 23 – 24, 2022 — Vancouver Land use
The focus of this international research conference includes recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Urban Land Use, Planning and Management.
APPI Annual Conference
TBD — TBD Planning
The APPI annual conference connects professional planners and related practitioners.
Western Canada Water
September 13 – 16, 2022 — Calgary Environment
Western Canada Water connects professionals working with water. The main topics of this conference will be watersheds, drinking water governance, stormwater, wastewater reuse and key initiatives.
Alberta Development Officers Association Conference
September 2022 – TBD Planning
The Alberta Development Officers Association provides an opportunity for discussion, communication and education for development officers.
Communities in Bloom Symposium
October 20 – 23, 2022 — Victoria, BC Municipalities
Explore examples of initiatives that contribute to community health and well-being.
RMA Fall Convention
November 7 – 10, 2022 – Edmonton Municipalities
The Fall Convention for the Rural Municialities of Alberta includes a partners program for families of municipal staff and elected officials. Along with workshops, plenary sessions, resolutions session and an opposition panel, the Fall Convention also hosts the annual awards ceremony. RMA also organizes an annual Spring Convention.
Alberta Ecotrust Environmental Gathering
TBD — TBD Environment
Open to any professional working on environmental issues in Alberta, the Environmental Gathering seeks to find new solutions to environmental challenges.