57th Annual OSUM Conference and Trade Show - "Much Ado About Small Urban Municipalities"


5/5/2010 - 5/7/2010
6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stratford Rotary Complex – 55 McCarthy Road, Stratford ON

The City of Stratford takes great pride in hosting the OSUM Conference and Trade Show in 2010. This letter is your official invitation to be a Delegate at our 57th Annual OSUM Conference being held Wednesday, May 5th to Friday May 7th, 2010.

This year's theme is "Much Ado About Small Urban Municipalities" and some of the sessions and workshops will include: Conflict of Interest Legislation and Integrity Commissioners, Climate Change Initiative, Community Energy Programs, Website Development, The Impact of the Local Food Movement on Small Urban Municipalities just to name a few. Of course OSUM will again feature an Address by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministers Forum. We are expecting approximately 200 delegates and companions to attend as well as 80 to 85 exhibitors.

Where? Stratford Rotary Complex – 55 McCarthy Road

Delegate Registration Fee - $420 (includes GST)

Companion Program ($89.25 including GST) – Entertaining with Tea and Chocolate, Container Gardening, Guided Tour of the Stratford Festival Costume Warehouse and lots of opportunities to SHOP!

Early Bird Activities on Wednesday May 5th includes Golf at the Stratford Golf & Country Club ($60) and a Savour Stratford Culinary Walking Tour ($15)

Welcome Reception of heavy hors d'oeurves on Wednesday night 6-9pm

Breakfast and Lunch in the Trade Show area on Thursday

Mayor's Reception on Thursday night followed by a Dine Around in Downtown Stratford

Opportunities to see a show at the Stratford Festival Theatre (delegates are asked to make their own arrangements at www.welcometostratford.com)

Accommodation information:

Arden Park Hotel 1-877-788-8818

River Garden Inn 1-800-741-2135

Festival Inn 1-800-463-3581

We are offering on-line registration this year. Please click on the registration link on the OSUM web page at www.osum.ca

Please direct any enquiries to Michelle Smibert, Deputy Clerk for the City of Stratford, at 519-271-0250 ext 329 or msmibert@city.stratford.on.ca

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