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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 and move in

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Delegate registration

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

Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

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

Rural resourcefulness: how community partnerships are supporting dynamic rural centres
Lunch box provided

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

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

On the waterfront: how downtown sewage treatment is changing Halifax
Lunch box provided

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

Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Rural resourcefulness: how community partnerships are supporting dynamic rural centres
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Disrupting MSW Technology
Presented by Sustane Technologies Inc. 

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 and Tim Hortons Coffee Lounge
8 - 9 a.m. Opening ceremony 
Sponsored by Canadian Tire
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
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Workshops

  • Implementing Canada's infrastructure plan in your community
  • Municipal innovations in affordable housing 
  • Partnerships: innovative business models to reduce municipal financial risks
  • Technology trends that can save your municipality money
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
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd

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
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Nustadia Recreation
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. What's old is new again: how Dartmouth's future development flows from its past
Lunch box provided
Study tours
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community
Lunch box provided
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

  • Autonomous vehicles: is your municipality ready?
  • Stronger together: tools for Indigenous-municipal collaboration
  • Rural Town Hall
  • How to generate additional revenues using existing resources
  • Green asset management: best practices and solutions for your municipality's roads
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 and Tim Hortons Coffee Lounge
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Delegate registration
8 - 9 a.m. Resolutions plenary 
9 - 10 a.m. President's rural plenary
Sponsored by the Forest Products Association of Canada
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

  • Climate action: from local to global
  • Tools to create more inclusive communities
  • Municipalities at the core of community safety
  • Optimizing the opportunity for citizen engagement
  • Helping smaller communities maintain economic development
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
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A history of service: a look at the Halifax Fire Service
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Nustadia Recreation
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. On the lookout: what's new in the historic City of Halifax
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. What's old is new again: how Dartmouth's future development flows from its past
Lunch box provided
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
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest (in collaboration with Tree Canada)
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A growing story: how Halifax's communities are connecting with food in new ways
Lunch box provided
12:45 - 2:30 p.m. Rendez-vous theatre 
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. Trade show prize draw and coffee break
3:30 - 5 p.m. 

Workshops

  • New fiscal tools for municipalities
  • Youth Forum
  • What local governments bring to the global table
  • Northern and Remote Forum
  • Municipalities, public services and human rights
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, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and the Dairy Farmers of Canada
5 - 6 p.m.

Youth reception 
Sponsored by Shaw Communications Inc.

6 - 7:30 p.m. Francophone reception
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

CEO's reception for international delegates (by invitation only)

 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  (with Ann McLean Award presentation)
Sponsored by Canadian Labour Congress 
7 - 8:15 a.m

Workshop

  • Cannabis legalization tools for municipalities of all sizes 
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)
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Nustadia Recreation

11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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

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
  • Followed by the PTA - Elections of Executive Representative

Study Tours

12 - 2:30 p.m. Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features (for non-elected officials)
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd
12 - 3 p.m. A history of service: a look at the Halifax Fire Service (for non-elected officials)
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library (for non-elected officials) 
Lunch box provided
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)
Lunch box provided
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 - Election

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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