*This program is preliminary and may be changed


7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Plenary & Keynote
Conference Welcome | EDO of the Year Award
Keynote Speaker: Liane Davey, Expert on Building Effective Teams, Business Strategy Development & Building Leadership Effectiveness
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fostering regional economic development through local CIP’s – The SDG Experience Essentials of Continuity of Operations for Municipalities   Hang on to your seats- 2019 is almost here and it will be a very different ride!(90 minutes) MEDG Regional Economic Development and Small Business Update (90 minutes)
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM      
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Inclusionary Zoning Municipalities and Social Media – Legal Implications MOHLTC   Long Term Care Act Updates Taste of Place
Culinary Tourism Alliance
Ready for Investment Mapping – Prescott and Russell
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Sponsored Session Sponsored Session Sponsored Session Sponsored Session Sponsored Session
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Refreshment Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tale of the Trail – a Collaboration of Building Cannabis Health & Safety in the Workplace   From Strategic Plan to Agri Outcomes – Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Global Affairs Canada
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM President’s Reception / Exhibitor Wine & Cheese
6:30 PM Taste of the Town


7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Government Plenary
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM NCIS Cornwall (New Cases – Irv Shachter) Big Ideas for Small Municipalities: Lessons Learned by a 20-something year old Mayor The LEAN Approach to Service Delivery Review: North Grenville’s Best Practice in “Service Excellence” FEDev/CFDC Programs Update International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy International Symposium and Workforce Development in eastern Ontario
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Community Engagement: Big Thinking for Small Budgets (90 minutes) Investing in Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness (90 minutes) OMAFRA updates:
1. Mainstreet Initiatives
2. Agriculture Stats Tool
3. Writing Grant Applications (90 minutes)
Economic Benefits of Rural Recreation and Leisure Services – Leeds and Grenville Cybersecurity for Municipalities
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM    
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM What’s new in Provincial Planning The ‘need to knows’ about MPAC, our assessments, and our focus on Municipal Engagement Environmental Assessment 101: Demystifying the Process Waterfront Property Owners as Economic Development Contributors in Rural Ontario Ethics in Economic Development
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Implementing Cycling Facilities on Provincial Highways Ombudsman Ontario – How the Ombudsman can help resolve complaints effectively and efficiently Urban Design/CPPS A New Toolkit: The Rural Development Pro Forma and a Case Study from the Village of Portland Update on the Eastern Ontario Leadership Council
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Refreshment Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Communal Services Asset Non-Management Can Lead to Litigation   Importance of Education & Business collaborations Evidence Based Decision Making Workshop
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Banquet


7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Closing Keynote: Jeff York, co-CEO, Farm Boy
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Closing Remarks
10:30 AM Excursions
• Cotton Mill
• Historic SCG Jail
• Walmart Distribution Centre