The Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEEDC) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) is scheduled to be held in person Wednesday, September 6 to Friday, September 8 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. 

We invite you to submit a proposal to this year’s Conference! This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and best practices to enhance economic opportunities and successes! We have past programs online for reference should that be helpful as you prepare your proposal. Please forward this Call for Speakers to any other individuals/organizations you feel could contribute to the conference.

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2023

Submission Requirements

Conference Streams include


  • Workforce Development
  • Economic Development
  • Community & Municipal Development
  • Other Emerging Issues of Interest
Who Should Submit?
  • Economic Development Officials & Staff
  • Workforce Development Groups
  • ED Committee Chairs
  • Economic Development Consultants
  • Commercial /Industrial Brokers & Developers
  • Community Financial Representatives
  • Corporate Realtors and Site Selectors
  • Market Researchers and Analysts
  • Tourism Representatives
  • Downtown Revitalization Officials
  • Federal and Provincial Officials
Share your Expertise
  • EDO Working Groups
  • Sustainable Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Rural Economic Development
  • Workforce Challenges and Solutions
  • Opportunities in Key Growth Sectors
  • Economic Development Best Practices
  • Business Recruitment and Training
  • Downtown Development
  • University ED Research
  • Creative Ideas for a Small Budgets
  • Social Media Basic and Advanced
  • Funding & Grant Writing
  • Regional Economic Development
  • Government Programs
  • DEI Workplace and Community Programs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development
Presentation Specifications
Presentations will be programmed in various time frames with a duration typically 60 minutes (includes Q&A discussion).
Submitting Presentation Proposals

Your submission must include the title of the presentation, presenter name(s) and organization(s), presenter bio(s), and the presentation description.

Please submit a 200-word description of your presentation. This 200-word description will be used in all conference advertising literature and assist in evaluating your submission. Please use clear language to describe the nature of the presentation. Please ensure your description accurately reflects the content of the session. Sessions that are interactive and/or focus on case studies, best practices, and provide take-aways for attendees will be given priority.


The 200-word description will be the basis for judging the proposal. All evaluations will be based on the following criteria:

  • Importance
  • Innovation and originality
  • Quality, clarity and organization of submission
  • Sessions will be selected to ensure a varied program
  • Sessions that are interactive and/or focus on case studies, best practices, and provide take-aways for attendees will be given priority.

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2023