*This program is preliminary and may be changed


Sponsored by Infrastructure Ontario

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   Investing in Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness (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 Long Term Care Act Updates ‘Taste of Place’ – Trends and Best Practices Ready for Investment Mapping – Prescott and Russell
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Excess Soil Management

Sponsored by Cambium Inc.

Promote Your Community Like a Tech Startup

Sponsored by Townfolio

Economic Development Best Practices

Sponsored by Explorer Solutions

The Great, the Good, and the Ugly: A Review of Changes to the Municipal Tax Sale Process

Sponsored by Templeman

Hydro One Forestry Practices

Sponsored by Hydro One Networks Inc.

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 Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM President’s Reception / Exhibitor Wine & Cheese
6:30 PM Taste of the Town


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM TBA 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) Hang On to Your Seats – 2019 is Almost Here and it will be a Very Different Ride!(90 minutes) OMAFRA updates:
1. Mainstreet Initiatives
2. New Agriculture Statistics Tool – More Than Just Numbers
3. Writing a Good Grant Application (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 TBA 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 Free or Near Free Solutions for your Municipality: Open Source and Freemium Solutions for Local Government 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 Servicing Asset Non-Management Can Lead to Litigation   Importance of Education & Business Collaborations Evidence Based Decision Making Workshop
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM BBQ Dinner Reception


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 SDG Jail
• Walmart Distribution Centre