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Local Government - Interrupted
November 16, 2018

Local Government - Interrupted

Friday, November 16, 2018 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Delta London Armouries, 325 Dundas St, London, ON


Western’s Local Government Program Alumni Society is thrilled to be hosting the 26th annual conference: Local Government Interrupted. 

We’ll be talking ranked balloting with representatives from the City of London (a unique opportunity to hear first-hand how the previous month’s election went), examining the public-private partnership between Uber and the Town of Innisfil, discussing the impact of marijuana legalization on police services, municipalities and the provincial government’s role, and – new this year – we’ll be doing a workshop-style session on change management.

Award of Excellence

The Local Government Program Alumni Society is now calling for nominations for its sixth annual presentation of the Award of Excellence. Nominations are open until September 30.

The conference keynote will be Jesse Wente, Broadcaster, Advocate & Pop Culture Philosopher speaking about the trends he sees happening across the country to share a vision for what is possible. As a self-described ‘Ojibwe dude’ with a national and international lens, he encourages audiences to consider diversity and inclusion in the future view of their organization, industry and country.

Check out the full schedule of events here

Registration fees are:

  • $100 Alumni
  • $170 Bring a non-alumni Colleague Promotion - Save $30 on the price of two tickets! If you are an MPA or DPA graduate and have a colleague who has never attended the conference and could benefit from participating and learning more about the Local Government Program at Western, bring them along!
  • $120 Non-alumni
  • $50 Full-time MPA and DPA students


Dinner and Dialogue - Come for the food and drinks, stay for the dialogue!

We’re mixing up the conference social this year and are looking forward to an interactive networking event that will help alumni and guests connect with past and present professors and fellow alumni. This is a great opportunity to reunite with friends and build new connections to help you on your local government leadership journey.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Joe Kool's, 595 Richmond Street, London, ON
Price: $35 includes substantial finger foods and one alcoholic beverage ticket. A cash bar will also be available.

Please register by Monday, November 12, 2018.

No refunds - but you are welcome to send an alternate delegate in your place.

Courtesy Guest Room Rates at the Delta Hotels London Armouries (325 Dundas Street London) are: $135.00 (plus taxes and applicable fees). * Hotel Reservation Deadline November 9, 2018, Please call 519-679 -6111 to book your room.

MAP- Delta London Armouries
MAP - Joe Kool's

Please contact alumni [at] uwo [dot] ca (Western Alumni)

 if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.