Our Connected Lab series is back and better than ever! Delegates have plenty of great options to choose from with these informative 15-minute sessions led by our conference sponsors and exhibitors. Learn from solution-oriented presentations by some of Canada’s private and public sector industry leaders.


12:40 p.m.

Microsensing: Smart City Insights from Easily Deployed Sensors
Presented by Liveable Cities

Traffic, vehicle speed, air quality, and visual sensors can be deployed onto your existing assets without need for special tools. Learn how LED Streetlights are the ideal platform to deploy sensors, gather data, and empower your decisions to launch your Smart City.

Speaker: Adam Chaffey, Director – Smart Lighting, Liveable Cities

1 p.m.

Generating Revenue Outside of Taxes and User Fees
Presented by Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®

Are you looking to generate revenue without increasing taxes or user fees? Could you use an additional $250,000 to $5,000,000 per year? Come learn how to generate revenue for your municipality without raising taxes or implementing fees.

Speaker: Brent Barootes, President &CEP Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®

1:20 p.m.

Smarter Engagement for Smart Communities
Presented by Smart Energy Water

Cities are growing “smarter” by the minute - limited only by their own innovative spirit and ability to engage citizens in an exciting future. Smart Energy Water will share how communities around the world transform the citizen-to-community experience and unlock new possibilities.

Speaker:  Bob Champagne, VP Customer Experience Innovation, Smart Energy Water

1:40 p.m.

Comparing the Maintenance Cost of Municipal Pavements
Presented by Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)

This session will present the latest findings and recommendations on pavement maintenance. Expect evaluations on pavement types, including concrete pavers on a gravel base, concrete pavers on a concrete base, asphalt on a gravel base and concrete on a gravel base.

Speaker: Robert Bowers, P. Eng., Director of Engineering Interlocking Concrete Pavement


11 a.m.

Now what?” How to prevent newly acquired data from collecting dust on digital shelves.
Presented by MuniSight

Municipalities across Canada are embracing new technologies. Data and IT initiatives can either revolutionize the way organizations operate or become a massive sunk cost. Come learn how to get things right the first time when dealing with new data and technology.

Speaker: Scott Lamb, Customer Success Lead, MuniSight

11:20 a.m.

Universal Metering and the Political Landscape: Explore the Benefits
Presented by Sensus Canada a Xylem Company/ KTI Limited

This presentation will show examples of universal metering and how it fits within the political landscape, as well as housing and management costs. Examples of on water use transparency and water demand planning will be used in the presentation. Participants will leave this session with the information they need to support the communities they serve.

Speaker: Keesha Dorosz and Nico Mendoza, Sensus Canada a Xylem Company/ KTI Limited

11:40 a.m.

Funding the 2050 Net Zero Ice Rink Today
Presented by CIMCO Refrigeration

Ice Rinks are within the top three greenhouse gas emitters in municipalities. The good news s there are proven methods you can implement today to bring your municipality closer to your net zero pledges. Join CIMCO in learning more about how you can get started.

Speaker: David Fauser, Director of Sales · CIMCO Refrigeration

12 p.m.

Aging Private Infrastructure Solutions
Presented by Service Line Warranties of Canada

Aging Infrastructure is a major problem for municipal water systems across North America.  This session outlines the scope of this shared problem and will provide a potential solution for the private side of this issue.

Speaker: Jeff Olson, General Manager, Service Line Warranties of Canada

12:20 p.m.

LiDAR Gravel Road Assessment

Presented by MRF Geosystems Corporation

Join MRF Geosystems Corporation for this informative session and learn how to remove bias out of the assessment process. Participants will learn how MRF LiDAR Gravel Road Assessment allows municipalities to grade their roads against the provincial standard, and complete Stakeout Plan and Cut/Fill reports.

Speaker: Jing Wang, CTO MRF Geosystems Corporation

12:40 p.m.

How Duuo helps community members host carefree events
Presented by DUUO

Learn more about the ways Duuo is helping municipalities create special community moments through their digital insurance solution.

Speaker:  Sunni Shannon, FCIP, Manager - Partner Success, Duuo

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