Annual Conference







MEA 2021 Annual Conference & AGM

The MEA will be hosting its 2021 Conference & AGM/Awards Presentations as a virtual event on the following dates:

  • Monday November 22, 2021:  2-hr morning session commencing at 9:30 am;  2-hr afternoon session commencing at 1:30 pm (networking break between sessions).
  • Wednesday November 24, 2021:  2-hr morning session commencing at 9:30 am;  2-hr afternoon session commencing at 1:30 pm (networking break between sessions).
  • Thursday November 25, 2021:  2-hr session commencing a 9:00 am  with AGM/Awards Presentations commencing at 11:30 am.

This year’s Conference theme is :
The Odyssey Continues….  A Long, Eventful and Adventurous Journey.

The conference will include virtual sponsors and booths through an interactive event web hub.

Interested sponsors can review our Sponsorship Program and select from multiple sponsorship levels to suite your needs. information on prices, benefits, and how to participate can be found in the Sponsorship Program bruchore, CLICK HERE!

Please hold these dates in your calendar!  Registration will launch in September.  Registrations fees will be significantly discounted from previous events.

We are planning to have a broad technical program with a  provision to include concurrent sessions so delegates can pick and choose the presentations they wish to see.

If you are interested in providing a presentation at this year’s conference. please complete the attached fillable form and forward to either:

While the 2021 conference will be a virtual affair, the MEA Board is hoping that we may be able to host an in-person President’s Banquet/Awards Gala/Hospitality Suite on the evening of Friday, November 26, 2021 in the GTA.  Pending public health protocols, this would be a great opportunity to network with your MEA colleagues again, meet the new Board of Directors and honour award recipients!  If this is a go, it will require the purchase of separate event tickets. We would host this at a hotel so that you can make arrangements for overnight accommodations, if necessary.  We will make further announcements about this potential event sometime in September 2021. Stay tuned!


Bridge Building Challenge (not planned for 2021): 

The annual Bridge Building Challenge is held each year during the Workshop.  Submitted bridges get tested to failure. 
Challenge is open to MEA members and students.  

Download Bridge Challenge Rules


Annual Steve Carroll Memorial East-West Hockey Classic (not planned for 2021): 

The annual hockey classic is also held each year during the Workshop.  
Annual East/West Steve Carroll Memorial Hockey Classic

Download Hockey Classic Rules

Past Workshop Presentations


1Dan Cozzi - MEA Update

2 George Weider - History of BMR

3Andrea Wilson - South Georgian Bay All Season Heritage

4Brian Wickenheiser - Bridge Rehabilitation

5.  Fred Dobbs - Natural Channel Restoration

6Eric Chassard - Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement Program 

7Mansoor Mahmood - National Harmonization of Construction Codes

8Aziz Ahmed - Area-Wide Linear Infrastructure ECAs

9Aziz Ahmed  Updates to the MECP's Watermain Disinfection Procedure

10Colin Baker - Downtown Infrastructure Renewal in Elora

11Daniel Twigger - City of Barrie Drainage System Models

12Angela Carley - West Gormley External Sanitary Sewer

13Edgar Tovilla - Wastewater Regulatory Tools Improvements

14Michele Grenier - Emerging Water Issues in Ontario

15Ed Graham - Smart City Solutions

16Ray Wilcock - Environmental Impact of CSP 

17Chris Thompson - Introduction to Cold In-Place Recycling

18Andrea Boddy - Specifying Certifications

19Sam Sidawi - Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure

20Joe Tiernay - Challenges of Creating Asset Management Plans

21Saidur Rahman - Climate Change Adaptive Design 

22. 7 Acres

23Mark Buchanan - Emergency Management Planning Using a Hydraulic Water Model

24Duane Lindner - Envisioning a Sustainable Future

25Reg Russwurm - MCEA Amendments

26.  Walter Kenedi & Andrew Turnbull - MTO Bridge Inspection Update