Past Conventions

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UBCM Obstacles to Opportunities logo

The 2021 UBCM Convention was held virtually from September 13-17 filmed from the Vancouver Convention Centre. The theme of the Convention was Obstacles to Opportunities, and allowed local governments to gather virtually during the pandemic.  Like all things, Convention looked different in 2021.  The work and intent of Convention remained unchanged.  Members connected to pursue priorities and build policy, hear from leaders and innovators, and shared in new experiences.

 

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The 2020 UBCM Convention was held virtually from September 22 - 24 filmed from the Victoria Conference Centre.  The theme of the Convention was Diversity by Design.   At Convention, members considered the changing climate and how we tackle urgent developments regarding COVID-19, economic and environmental impacts, reduce GHGs, and build sustainable communities.

 

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Resiliency and Change logo

The 2019 UBCM Convention was held in Vancouver from September 23-27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The theme of the Convention was Resiliency and Change, and allowed local governments to discuss how to manage the local impact of complex issues and to find new approaches to plan and thrive.

 

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Communication Collaboration Cooperation logo

The 2018 UBCM Convention was held in Whistler from September 10-14 at the Whistler Conference Centre. The theme of the Convention was Comunication, Collaboration, Cooperation, and allowed governments to build strategic partnerships and cultivate unique approaches to local challenges.

 

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Roots to Results logo

The 2017 UBCM Convention was held in Vancouver from September 25-29 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The theme of the Convention was Roots to Results, and provided a snapshot of the current state of collaboration between orders of governement addressing common issues.
 

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Stronger Together logo

The 2016 UBCM Convention was held in Victoria from September 26-30 at the Victoria Conference Centre. The theme of the Convention was Stronger Together, and provided local governments with a unified voice for shared resources and needs across BC communities.

 

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Excellence in Action logo

The 2015 UBCM Convention was held in Vancouver from September 21-25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The theme of the Convention was Excellence in Action, and provided  local governments with tools and resources to develop greater efficiencies across all aspects of local government.

 

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2014 Leading Edge logo

The 2014 UBCM Convention was held in Whistler from September 22-26 at the Whistler Conference Centre. The theme of the Convention was Leading Edge, which means embracing innovation and establishing best practices to enhance and advance BC communities.

 

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2013 UBCM Convention logo

The 2013 UBCM Convention was held in Vancouver from September 16-20 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The theme of the Convention was Navigating the Local Landscape, and aimed to guide local leaders in their efforts to move their communities forward.

 

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In Conversation UBCM logo

The 2012 UBCM Convention was held in Victoria from September 24-28 at the Victoria Conference Centre. The theme of the Convention was In Conversation, and focused on improving relationships by examining how local government leaders relay messages, and receive feedback.

 

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Rethink Replace and Rejuvenate logo

The 2011 UBCM Convention was held in Vancouver from September 26-30 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The theme Rethink, Replace & Rejuvenate focused on community dynamics, expanding and honing local leaders' knowledge base, and anticipating change while building momentum.

 

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forging gold medal standards logo

The 2010 UBCM Convention was held in Whistler from September 27-October 1 at the Whistler Conference Centre. The theme Forging Gold Medal Standards probed local leaders' common goal of creating gold-medal communities, built upon current and future relationships, as well as setting the standard for local government operations.