Thank you for your interest in FCM's 2024 Annual Conference and Trade Show.

We have received record-breaking participation for this year’s conference and trade show, and as a result, the event is now sold out and registration is closed.

Please save the date for FCM's 2025 Annual Conference, taking place in Ottawa from May 28 to June 1, 2025.

Join us in Calgary for an unforgettable event!

FCM's AC2024 is the perfect opportunity to connect, explore new ideas, gain tools and discover ways to better the quality of life for Canadians now and in the future—all within the heart of downtown Calgary. In our exciting program, you’ll find everything from capacity-building workshops and panels to keynote speeches and our ever-popular trade show. You’ll learn best practices on a variety of topics that address shared challenges and have numerous networking opportunities with your peers. That’s the essence of AC2024—building connections and Redefining our future, together.

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For any questions, please contact FCM’s registration desk. Not an FCM member? Sign up for our Annual Conference mailing list to receive all the event information.

Event Participants


Conference registration is open to municipal/provincial/federal and territorial government elected officials and staff, FCM partners, event sponsors, registered Trade Show exhibitors, students, speakers, panelists and other approved guests.

Your registration gets you access to:

  • All sessions, workshops and plenaries
  • Trade Show—full access, including opening reception
  • Study tours (A single tour reserved at time of registration)
  • Daily breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches
  • The Mayor’s Welcome Reception and the Host City Closing Gala *
  • Other networking opportunities
  • Voting in FCM Board elections (accredited FCM member - elected official delegates only)**
  • Access to the event app

*Except for students. Tickets for social events and companion tours MUST be purchased separately.
**To vote in FCM Board elections, you must be an accredited conference delegate (FCM Member – Elected Official). We will use the same online voting system as in 2023.


  • Access to the Trade Show Opening Reception
  • Option to access companion tours (tickets purchased separately)
  • Option to attend Mayor’s Welcome Reception (tickets purchased separately)
  • Option to attend the Host City Closing Gala (tickets purchased separately)

*NEW* Companion Package includes:

  • One beverage ticket at the Trade Show Opening Reception
  • Breakfast buffet (Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the trade show floor)
  • Access to the trade show until 11a.m. including coffee break (Friday and Saturday)
  • Mayor's Welcome Reception
  • Host City Closing Gala

Companions may not access other sessions, workshops, plenaries, study tours, or delegate meal functions.

Conference registration fees

Registration type
MEMBER Regular
(Starting April 20)
Municipal / Affiliate
  • Elected official or staff
  • Elected official or staff
Provincial / Federal / Territorial government
  • Elected representative or staff
Exhibitor / Sponsor / Corporate partner
(Only current registered exhibitors / sponsors are eligible for these fees)

Important: must be full-time student and show proof of current enrollment (student ID) to register. Contact registration to provide proof and get your access code to register.
FCM’s Collective Luncheon (delegates only): June 6, 12-1:30 p.m. $56
Mayor’s Welcome Reception: June 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $90 **
Allons-y! Wellness Challenge (for all): June 7, 8, 9 daily from 6-7:30 a.m. $33
Host City Closing Gala: June 9, 5:30-11 p.m. $140 **
Companion Package (information listed in Companion section above) $282 

Please note that 5% GST will be added to registration fees.

**Indicates activities that are free for delegates.

Registered delegate’s rights and privileges

Delegates may substitute another person from their organization to attend in their place up to 24 hours before the start of the conference. To substitute a new named delegate for a registered delegate, please send FCM an email to request a substitution. If a registered delegate is unable to find a substitute to take his or her place, the cancellation policy applies.

Limited registration
Registration for study tours and companion tours is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration fees must be paid in full by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) at the time of registration.

Carbon offset fees
In keeping with FCM’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its events, all registrations automatically include an optional carbon offset fee to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from air travel to the conference. The fee is calculated based on a return flight from the most populous city in your province to Calgary. 100% of this fee will be paid to Carbonzero and invested in a Canadian project that permanently retires GHG emissions. The fee is optional and should you wish to opt out, simply remove the check mark from your selections during the registration process. You will also be able to remove it by editing your selections before completing the payment.

In keeping with the GST/HST place-of-supply rule, registration fees are taxed based on the location where the conference is held. In 2024, the conference is being held in the province of Alberta. The applicable 6% GST will be applied to your registration fee. Each municipality is entitled to claim the applicable input tax credit (ITC).

Registration confirmation
An email confirmation will be sent once registration has been completed and fully paid online. From your attendee profile, you will be able to modify your registration, add tickets to social events, add a companion and print a copy of your registration invoice.

Third-party calls or emails for FCM conference bookings
Participants of FCM's Annual Conference and Trade Show may be contacted by companies claiming to have promotional offers such as delegate lists and lower hotel guestroom rates than the FCM negotiated rates. These companies are not associated with FCM, nor authorized by FCM to contact our clients, partners and/or exhibitors. FCM does NOT advise purchasing services or booking your guestroom(s) through this method.

Cancellation policy

Cancelling registration
If you need to cancel your registration for the Conference, you must do so in writing by sending us an email. Cancellation requests will NOT be accepted by any other means. Cancellation fees will be applied to conference registration, companion tours and social events.

Refund schedule and policy
The amount of your refund will depend on when we receive your notice of cancellation. Please consult this schedule for refund amounts:

Notice of cancellation received


By April 19 (11:59 p.m. ET)


Between April 20 and May 10 (11:59 p.m. ET)


On or after May 11

No refund

For cancellations received before April 19, refunds will be credited to you on the original credit card used for payment. The following information will appear on the credit card statement once the refund is completed: FCM-FED CND MUN.

After May 11, refunds will be considered for medical or personal emergencies only. Please send us an email to request a refund due to an emergency. For medical emergencies, you must attach a letter from your doctor. The deadline to submit these requests is June 14, 2024.

We do not issue a refund or credit for portions of the conference which you did not attend.  In-person delegates who do not attend meals or social events included in the registration fee will not receive a refund equivalent to the cost of the event, even if they were not in attendance for this portion of the conference.

Please read our Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions, please contact FCM’s registration desk or call 613-907-6317.

Fraud alert

Exhibitors participating in FCM's Annual Conference and Trade Show may be contacted by companies claiming to have promotional offers such as delegate lists and lower hotel guestroom rates than the FCM negotiated rates. These companies are not associated with FCM, nor authorized by FCM to contact our clients, partners and/or exhibitors. FCM does not advise purchasing services or booking your guestroom(s) through this method.

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