Annual Conference






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

  • Monday November 22, 2021:  2.5-hr morning session commencing at 9:00 am;  2.5-hr afternoon session commencing at 1:30 pm (networking break between sessions).
  • Wednesday November 24, 2021:  2.5-hr morning session commencing at 9:00 am;  2.5-hr afternoon session commencing at 1:30 pm (networking break between sessions).
  • Thursday November 25, 2021:  2-hr session commencing a 9:00 am followed by AGM at 11:00 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!

Registration is now open!  See link at the top of this page.  Registrations fees are significantly discounted from previous years plus there is an additional "early bird" discount if you register prior to October 29.

We have a broad technical program - see the link near the top of this page for more details.

The MEA is also very pleased to advise that the President's Banquet & Awards Gala will be held as a separate in-person event on Friday November 26 starting at 6:00 pm at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites (600 Hwy 7, RIchmond Hill) .  Tickets are $125/ea.  This is an "all-inclusive" price which includes  dinner & refreshments and our hospitality suite (which will be held in the banquet hall following the conclusion of dinner).  Recognizing that many attendees may not be from the immediate GTA, the MEA has made arrangements to reserve a block of rooms at the Sheraton at $139 per night - these rooms are being held for at this price until October 26.  So, get your tickets and book your hotel room ASAP as we are certain this event will sell out!

Registration for the President's Banquet and Awards Gala event, including hotel reservations, are available via the conference registration link at the top of this page.  Hotel reservations at the Sheraton can also be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Please note that tickets for the President's Banquet & Awards Gala are limited as per Provincial health regulations. The MEA will be enforcing all current COVID-19 health regulations; you will need to show proof of double vaccinations (vaccine passport) in order to attend this event. 


The annual Bridge Building Challenge wll be held during the President's Banquet & Awards Gala.   Submitted bridges get tested to failure. This year's challenge is open only to those purchasing a ticket to the President's Banquet & Awards Gala.  Prizes will be awarded!
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