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2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show Halifax

Program

Thursday, May 31 | Friday, June 1 | Saturday, June 2 | Sunday, June 3

Thursday, May 31, 2018 

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Exhibitors Registration

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Delegate registration

Study tours
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A history of service: a look at the Halifax Fire Service

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Rural resourcefulness: how community partnerships are supporting dynamic rural centres

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

On the waterfront: how downtown sewage treatment is changing Halifax

11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Rural resourcefulness: how community partnerships are supporting dynamic rural centres

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space

3 - 3:45 p.m.

Orientation session for first-timers 

4 - 5 p.m.

Regional networking

  • Atlantic Provinces
  • British-Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Prairies & Territories
  • Quebec
5 - 7 p.m. Official trade show opening and reception 
Sponsored by Halifax Gateway

Friday, June 1, 2018

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Delegate registration
7 - 8 a.m. Continental breakfast on the trade show floor
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Trade show
8 - 9 a.m. Opening ceremony 
9 - 9:30 a.m. Political keynote
9 - 11 a.m. Companions access to trade show 
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. President's forum 
Sponsored by Cement Association of Canada
10:15 - 11 a.m. Coffee break
Study tours
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. On the waterfront: how downtown sewage treatment is changing Halifax
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Community food partnerships: how food is bringing people together in Dartmouth
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. On the lookout: what's new in the historic City of Halifax 
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A history of service: a look at the Halifax Fire Service
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. What's old is new again: how Dartmouth's future development flows from its past
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshops
Study tours
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Disrupting traditional solid waste technology
Presented by Sustane Technologies Inc.
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch on trade show floor 
12:45 - 2:30 p.m. Rendez-vous theatre
2:30 - 3 p.m. Quebec & 3rd VP candidate presentations 
3 - 3:30 p.m. Political keynote  
Study tours
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Halifax urban forest
Presented by Tree Canada
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

From Harbour to Supply Chain Enabler: Waterside Tour of the Port of Halifax
Presented by CN, in collaboration with the Port of Halifax and Halifax Gateway

3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Workshops and coffee break
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Mayor's welcome reception at the Halifax Convention Centre
Presented by Shaw and CN

 Saturday, June 2, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Trade show
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Delegate registration
8 - 9 a.m. Resolutions plenary 
9 - 10 a.m. President's rural plenary
9 - 11 a.m. Companions access to trade show 
10 - 10:30 a.m. Political keynote   
10:30 - 11 a.m. Coffee break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Workshops
Study tours
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A growing story: how Halifax's communities are connecting with food in new ways
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Community food partnerships: how food is bringing people together in Dartmouth
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A history of service: a look at the Halifax Fire Service
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. On the lookout: what's new in the historic City of Halifax
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. What's old is new again: how Dartmouth's future development flows from its past
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch on the trade show floor
Study tours
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A growing story: how Halifax's communities are connecting with food in new ways
12:45 - 2:30 p.m. Rendez-vous theatre 
2:30 - 3 p.m. Trade show prize draw and coffee break
3:30 - 5 p.m.  Workshops
Study tours
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space 
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest
3:30 - 7:30 p.m. From their farm to your table
Presented by Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada and Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
5 - 6 p.m. Youth reception 
6 - 7:30 p.m. Francophone reception

 Sunday, June 3, 2018

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Delegate registration
7 - 8:15 a.m Breakfast fundraiser for FCM's Women in Municipal Government Scholarships 
Sponsored by Canadian Labour Congress 
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 - 10:45 a.m. AGM and elections
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Political keynote 
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Coffee break served with boxed lunches
Study Tour
12 - 2:30 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus (for non-elected officials)
11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Selection of candidates for Board of Directors, Regional Chairs and PTA Executive Representative 

Provinces:

  • Alberta
  • British-Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince-Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Territories

Regional Chairs:

  • Atlantic
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Prairies and Territories
  • Québec
Study Tours
12 - 2:30 p.m. Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features (for non-elected officials)
12 - 3 p.m. A history of service: a look at the Halifax Fire Service (for non-elected officials)
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library (for non-elected officials) 
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community (for non-elected officials)
12:30 - 2:45 p.m. Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO  (for non-elected officials)
2 - 2:30 p.m. FCM/Tree Canada legacy project 
2 - 2:45 p.m. Coffee break
2:45 - 3 p.m.

FCM 2018-2019 Board Member elections 

3 - 4:30 p.m. Closing keynote and final remarks 
6 - 11:30 p.m.

Host city gala reception and dinner

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