The Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEEDC) is pleased to announce the
2018 Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) will be held at the NAV CENTRE in Cornwall,
Ontario, Wednesday September 12 to Friday September 14, 2018.

An anticipated attendance of more than 500 delegates and more than 50 exhibitors from across
Ontario will provide an excellent networking and educational forum for everyone involved in this

Please forward this Call for Speakers to any other individuals/organizations you feel could make a
contribution to the conference.

Who Should Submit

  • Economic Development Officials & Staff
  • ED Committee Chairs
  • Economic Development Consultants
  • Commercial /Industrial Brokers & Developers
  • Community Financial Representatives
  • Corporate Site Location Officials
  • Market Researchers
  • Tourism Representatives
  • Downtown Revitalization Officials
  • Federal and Provincial Officials

Share Your Expertise

We invite you to share your innovative ideas at the Conference by submitting proposals for
presentations on topics such as, but not limited to:

  • EDO Working Groups
  • Media Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Rural Economic Development Initiatives
  • Demographics
  • Quantification
  • Economic Development Best Practices
  • Business Recruitment and Training
  • Downtown Development
  • University ED Research
  • Creative Ideas for a Small Budgets
  • Social Media Basic and Advanced
  • Grant Writings
  • Regional Economic Development Models
  • Government ED Programs

Presentation Specifications
Presentations will be programmed in various timeframes.

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
  • Presentation rooms will be set up with a projector and laptop for powerpoint presentations.
    Please specify any additional audio-visual equipment that you will need for your presentation.
  • Please allow time within your presentation for questions and discussion.
  • All accepted presenters are asked to provide an electronic copy of their presentation for the
    conference website. Presenters are responsible for duplicating any handouts at their own cost
    if they wish to provide within their presentations.

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

Conference Streams include:

  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Economic Development
  • Leadership and Management
  • Other

Deadline for submission of proposal: January 31, 2018
Submit your proposal here: