Annual Conference


MEA Annual Conference & AGM


Every year the MEA Annual Conference & AGM is hosted by a selected Ontario Municipality in late November. 

The MEA Board of Directors recently approved a plan to move forward with a virtual Conference/AGM to be held during the week of November 22, 2021.

This year’s virtual Conference/AGM will be organized by MEA volunteers; the MEA’s Conference Advisory Committee will be meeting shortly to initiate discussions on planning the event. If you are interested in assisting us to plan the event, please reach out to:

Further announcements will be made later this spring/early summer to update the membership on the plans for the 2021 virtual Conference/AGM. Registration will be launched in September 2021. It is hoped many of you will participate.

Stay tuned for more details on the conference program and sponsorship opportunities! 






Bridge Building Challenge: 

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: 

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