MFOA's 2021 Virtual 
Conference is Open for Registration!


Join your colleagues at MFOA's 2021 Virtual Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase on September 21 – 24We developed our conference based on the topic priorities you submitted to us. Our theme this year is Reimagine Your Future: Foster Innovation & Agility.

Find out what strategies are most effective and discover how your peers are tackling similar issues you're facing. The MFOA Annual Conference is the must-attend conference for today’s municipal finance professional.

5 Reasons to Attend MFOA's Virtual Annual Conference

This year has continued to pose challenges as we all work together to do the right thing and practice social distancing to beat COVID-19. This doesn’t mean you have to put your professional development and engagement with your colleagues on hold. We can continue on to connect virtually with the high quality programming you’ve come to expect from MFOA. 

1. Meet and Learn from the Best - MFOA's conference speakers, delegates, exhibitors and sponsors are at the forefront of the industry. This is a great opportunity to learn about best practices from other professionals that can be utilized at your municipality. 

2. Network - Make new connections with peers and find out how they are managing common challenges. Get to know potential vendors who could help your municipality.

3. Develop - Get equipped with the tools, strategies and actionable insights that can be brought back to your municipality. Explore new ways to  engage, learn and connect. Need professional development credits? By attending the MFOA conference, you can gain credits towards your continuing professional development (CPD) certification. Simply request your certificate after the conference.

4. Stay Relevant - If we want to stay relevant in our profession we must embrace, understand and integrate changes, new ideas and best  practices to our municipality. There is no better place to learn how to do this successfully than at the MFOA conference.

5. Inspire Your Team - Take what you have learned and share it with your team which in turn will positively affect your municipality’s bottom line.

2021 Virtual Conference Highlights Include
  • Leading Edge Case Studies
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Discussion Forums
  • Industry Experts at the Exhibitor Showcase
  • .. And much more!
  • Access to ALL Sessions - your registration will give you full access to all scheduled conference events, including sessions, workshops, discussion forums, and social events
  • Recorded Sessions for sessions you are unable to attend, you will have 30 days post-conference to access the recordings
  • Conference Website – customize your conference program, add in calendar reminders to help you organize your schedule, access session information and materials, connect with the exhibitor experts and virtually network with your colleagues

Click the headings below or scroll down for more information.


Keynote Speakers

Conference Schedule,
Session Abstracts & Speakers


Discussion Forums

Conference Website

Technical Requirements

CPD Hours

Networking Events

Code of Conduct




Pricing - All Access Registration

MFOA understands the unique challenges that the pandemic has brought upon municipalities and organizations. As a result, we have developed a special pricing structure to support our members with continued opportunities to learn and network during this difficult time. 

Non-Member Rate
$525 per person 

Member Group Rate (for members from the same municipality only)

1st & 2nd registration = $400/each 
3rd - 10th registration = $100/each  
11th + registration (subsequent registrations onwards) will be $50 per person

Each registration will provide an "All Access Pass" that includes
- Access to all conference sessions and virtual networking events 
- Access to recorded sessions* 
- Half-day Asset Management workshop
- Ability to connect with vendors through our Exhibitor Showcase 
- And...much more! 
*Recorded sessions are subjected to approval by our session speakers 

Keynote Speakers

Lital Marom
Innovation Strategist & Visionary

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Reimagine your Future Post COVID-19: Foster Innovation & Agility

COVID-19 is a big wake up call for most businesses to innovate and reconstruct their future, or they will be left behind. Organizations need to make significant changes to their traditional (incumbent) business model in order to build their breakthrough, future-ready business.

In this talk Lital will take you through a new method of proactive leadership thinking that is relevant to all executives that operate in today’s high-velocity digital era of constant disruptive change.

Lital’s practical and inspirational talk will provide you with the know-how and case-study examples to embark on your journey in a world of dramatic change post COVID-19. You will hear about a future-facing framework that creates new insights and a wide set of options for innovation and business model transformation.

Linda Edgecombe
Change Resilience Strategist, Team Engagement and Accountability Expert

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Breaking Busy! Changing Our Culture from Chaos to Calm

Increase Business Bottom lines and employee satisfaction. It’s the New Corporate Makeover.

Linda will reveal her research and data collected from dozens of organizations on how Chaos and “Busy” has become the new norm and wound us into the most unproductive and basically unhappy demographic in the past 30 years. Her No BS and very humorous approach, stacked up with relevant and easy solutions will get your organization and teams back on track with clear vision and tools to take back their work day and personal lives. These components are flexible depending on the outcomes and learning’s you want to emphasize. 


Click here to view our current exhibitors - check back often for new additions.


Conference Schedule

Click Here to View the Conference Schedule
(Check back for updates and new additions!)

Discussion Forums

Continued in 2021! You asked for more time on the conference agenda for Discussion Forums, and we responded! Benefit from the additional opportunity to ask questions, share information and issues affecting your municipality, and gain valuable insights from your colleagues. Topics to be confirmed. 

Networking Events

Stay tuned! MFOA has some fun and engaging opportunities for you to virtually network with your colleagues.  

Conference Website

MFOA's conference website will help you stay connected and organized for your virtual experience. See more, do more and get more value out of the conference - right from your mobile (tablet or computer) device.

Access sessions, conference schedule, download presentations, connect with delegates & exhibitors, and much more...!

Technical Requirements

MFOA hosts all training using the zoom platform. We recommend you test your software in advance:

Click Here 
for a detailed guide on how to join a session. 
Click Here 
to test your audio connection.

If you are unable to attend a live session, you will also have access to the recordings which can be accessed through your web browser or a media player that supports mp4 format.

Requirements for Participation: 
Broadband/High Speed Internet Connection, Audio Speakers
Recommended for Optimal Experience: 
Headphones, Desktop or Laptop (versus tablet or mobile device), Computer Microphone or Access to a Telephone Line 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The MFOA Virtual Annual Conference provides professional development hours.  

Conference Code of Conduct

Click Here to Review - Conference Delegate Code of Conduct Rules & Regulations

Note: This document must be reviewed upon registering to attend the Virtual Conference


Contact Eunice Leung at  / 416-362-9001 ext. 225


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