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Deadline for Session Speaker Applications for the 2013 ICMA Annual Conference - April 26th, 2013
This is just a reminder that all session speaker application forms for the 2013 ICMA Annual Conference must be completed electronically and submitted to by April 26, 2013.

ICMA are excited to broaden the international content of their 2013 Annual Conference, which will be held September 22-25, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  In particular, they need your assistance in identifying potential panelists for the conference's educational program.

If you are aware of individuals from outside the United States who plan to attend the conference and would be interested and able to contribute to the content of the sessions generated by the 2013 Conference Planning Committee, please encourage them to respond to the Call for Speakers, which can be accessed from the conference website or

Please note that additonal session topics are not being considered at this time.  ICMA Conference attendees value informal, interactive sessions as opposed to more academic presentations of papers.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Ross Hoff, Conference Director at

Conference Registration!
Register now for CAMA's 42nd Annual Conference being held in Victoria, British Columbia, from May 27-29, 2013 at the Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Conference Centre. The Conference theme is "Leadership Excellence”.    Watch for details next week as we launch our Mobile Conference App which will be available to all delegates for this year's event!

Delegate Type Registration Fee after
April 1st, 2013. (5% GST)
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $625.00 + $31.25 GST = $656.25
*Non-Member (Municipal) $725.00 + $36.25 GST = $761.25
**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal) $925.00 + $46.25 GST = $971.25
**Non-Member (Non-Municipal) $1025.00 + $51.25 GST = $1076.25
Retired Member/Municipal Intern Fee $175.00 + $8.75 GST = $183.75
Registration fees include:
  • All Conference sessions
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Complimentary delegate gift
  • Tradeshow access and passport
  • Opening Reception
  • Casual Night Out at the Royal BC Museum and a “Taste of Victoria”
  • President’s Dinner
  • Hospitality Suites
  • Refreshment breaks
Additional tickets to the Casual Night Out ($115.00) and the President’s Dinner ($125.00) can be purchased for companions not participating in the full Companion Program.
An additional fee of $25.00 (+ $3.00 HST) will be charged for the Study Tours.

The registration fee for Retired Members and Municipal Interns includes all Conference sessions, a complimentary delegate gift, Tradeshow, Opening Reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Casual Night Out at the Royal BC Museum and a “Taste of Victoria”, and the Hospitality Suites. At an additional cost, tickets can be purchased to the lunches ($35.00), the Study Tours ($25.00), and the President’s Dinner ($125.00).

Links to Registration

Using the links below, members can register for the Conference, and the Companion's Program, and purchase additional event tickets. Have your credit card ready. For those wishing to pay by cheque, register online then forward payment to the CAMA National Office. Registering online is the only way to sign up for this year's Conference. CAMA members must register with their e-mail address.

To register as a Delegate:
To register as a Companion:

CAMA Golf Tournament – The Bear Mountain Golf Resort
Discover some of the finest golf Victoria has to offer!  Co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, the Mountain Course at Bear Mountain is set in the foothills of Mount Finlayson and strikes the perfect balance between playability and a truly challenging year round golf experience for golfers of all skill levels. With panoramic mountain, city and ocean views set within rolling fairways and lush forest, rest assured -­ you will enjoy your game.  Start your day early by departing the Fairmont Empress at 6:30 a.m., enjoy a continental breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and drive away in your shared power cart at 8:00 a.m. with a shot-­‐gun start. End your day with a BBQ Lunch and lots of prizes! Golfers will arrive back at the hotel by 2:30 p.m. The cost per participant includes transportation to the course, green fees, the use of a shared power cart with GPS, a continental buffet breakfast and a burger buffet lunch.  Players will have use of the practice area with complimentary range balls and receive twenty percent off apparel in the golf shop. The rental of golf clubs will be available for $30.00 plus tax and can be reserved on the on-line registration form and paid for at the course the day of the tournament.

To register for the Golf Tournament:

CAMA Members (Municipal) $160.00 + Tax
Non--‐Members (Municipal) $160.00 + Tax
Affiliate CAMA  Members (Non-Municipal) $185.00 + Tax
Non--‐Members (Non‐Municipal) $200.00 + Tax

Monday, May 27, 2013 Pre-Conference Day
7:00 a.m. –2:30 p.m. Golf Tournament
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                        Golfers Breakfast
8:30 a.m.                                              Shotgun Start at The Bear Mountain Golf Resort
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                    Pre-Conference Activity:  Great Pacific Adventures Whale Watching
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                      Pre-Conference Activity:  Cycling and Kayaking Excursions
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    Trade Show Exhibitor Set Up
12:00 Noon – 8:00 p.m.                  Conference Registration
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                      Interprovincial Association Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                      First Time Delegates Reception
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                      Women’s Social
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                    Opening Reception at Tradeshow
10:00 p.m. – Midnight                    Hospitality Suite at Vista 18
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 Conference Day One
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.                     Morning Run
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                     Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.                     Breakfast 
8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.                     Annual General Meeting
9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.                     Opening Ceremonies
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                   Opening Keynote:  “Five Smooth Stones of Leadership”  Peter Legge, Recipient of the Order  of British Columbia, Award Winning Motivation and Business Speaker
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.                Tradeshow Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon              CAO Panel Session:  Its Lonely At The Top (Patrick Moyle, Kelly Daniels and Carla Ladd)
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.                                Long Service Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.                    Dessert and Coffee at Tradeshow
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                    Workshop:   “Why People Don’t Do What We Want” (Robert Cooke, Executive Team Coach)
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.                    Tradeshow Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                    Panel Session:  Rising To The Top – How Talented Women CAO’s Are Taking On The Challenge (Dawn Chaplin, Gail Stephens, and Janice Baker)
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.                    Young Professionals Reception
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.                  Casual Night Out:  Reception at the Royal BC Museum followed by a Taste of Victoria
10:00 p.m. to Midnight                  Hospitality Suite at Bard and Banker Scottish Pub
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 Conference Day Two
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.                     Morning Run
7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.                     Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.                     Breakfast
8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.                     Panel Session:  “Successful Communities:  The Importance of Positive Council-Staff Relationships” (Mayor Brad Woodside and Mayor Frank Leonard)
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                   Plenary Session:  Elephant Hunting – Tracking and Training the Elephant in Your Room (Tracey Lorenson, Paragon Strategic Services Ltd.)
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.                Tradeshow Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                Closing Keynote:  The Ultimate Ending with Paul Huschilt
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.                  CAMA Awards of Excellence Luncheon
1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.                    Closing Ceremonies and Tradeshow Draws
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                    Study Tours:  Dockside Green,  Hartland Landfill and Learning Centre, or City Centre Park and Westhills Development OR a Live Action Executive Coaching Workshop
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.                    CAMA Board Meeting (2013-2014 Board)
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.                    President’s Dinner Reception
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m                   President’s Dinner with Entertainment by Tracey Bell
10:00 p.m. to Midnight                  Hospitality Suite at The Sticky Wickett

Conference Accommodations
The block of rooms at the Fairmont Empress located at 721 Government Street which is adjoined to the Victoria Conference Centre has been SOLD OUT.  CAMA has secured another block of rooms at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour located at 728 Humboldt Street (directly across from the Victoria Conference Centre) at a rate of $219.00 per night (plus applicable taxes and a 2% Hotel Room Tax).  To make a room reservation, please contact the Hotel at 1-800-306-5451 and ask for the CAMA 2013 group rate.  The room block will be open until April 29, 2013.  Reservations can also be made by using the following link:

Plan to stay a little bit longer in Victoria! Visit to find information on all the amazing things to see and do before or after the CAMA Conference!

Thank You to our Conference Partners!

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Tradeshow Exhibitors:
Booth Company
#1 Local Government Administrators of NWT (LGANT)
#2 eSCRIBE Solutions
#3 Schulich Executive Education Centre
#4 Canadian Red Cross
#5 ParkSmart Inc.
#6 Honeywell
#8 iCompass Technologies
#9 Ravenhill Group Inc.
#10 Insituform Technologies Limited
#11 Itron Canada Inc.
#12 NECI
#13 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc.
#14 Alberta Municipal Services Corporation
#15 Transport Canada, Rail Safety
#16 MHPM Project Leaders
#17 Public Sector Digest/CityWide Software Solutions
#18 Carillion
#19 University of Alberta School of Business, Executive Education
#20 Calix
#24 CivicPlus
#25 Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada
#26 Canadian Water Network
#28 Computronix
#29 PublicStuff, Inc.
#30 FCM’s Green Municipal Fund
#31 Jostle Corporation
#32 Easi File Canada
#33 Riva Modeling Systems Inc.
#34 StarGarden Corporation
#35 Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc.
#36 ESRI Canada
#37 Interactions HR Solutions
#39 City of Niagara Falls

Are You Attending the FCM Conference In Vancouver?
If you are planning to attend the FCM Conference in Vancouver from May 31st to June 4th, 2013 (following the CAMA Conference in Victoria) here are some transportation options:

Harbour Air (  Operates flights almost hourly that depart from the Inner Harbour (located directly across the street from the Victoria Conference Centre and the Fairmont Empress Hotel)  One way fares are $159.32 and the travel time is approximately thirty minutes.
Bus Transportation (  Buses depart the Victoria terminal (beside the Victoria Conference Centre and the Fairmont Empress Hotel) every two hours with a one way fare of $35.00.  The travel time is approximately 3.5 hours to downtown Vancouver.
Helijet.    A Sikorsky S76 helicopter departs off of Ogden Point which is a 15 minute taxi ride from the Fairmont Empress Hotel.  These flights are direct to downtown Vancouver.  Flights are direct to downtown Vancouver and their fares can be found on their website at

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