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Edmonton: A City on the Move

Most people familiar with Edmonton know about its sweeping views of the River Valley, the Mt. Everest of shopping that is West Edmonton Mall and the infamous Edmonton Oilers hockey team. But what they may not know is that Edmonton is Canada’s youngest and fastest growing city, oozing with a youthful energy that breeds innovation in all sectors. The city is changing quickly, with new and exciting additions popping up every day; Edmonton's downtown is in the middle of a $5 billion transformation, the city’s culinary scene is making waves around the world, and it is currently the only Canadian city on the Global Sports Cities Index. It’s a great time to be a part of what’s happening here.

Home to World-Class Facilities

Edmonton’s venues aren’t just rooms; they’re incubators for great ideas and connections. With over 650,000 square feet of convention centre space, Edmonton’s conference centres are ready to help make your event a success. The Edmonton Convention Centre, located downtown, offers 150,000 square feet of flexible and creative space that can host any event. Delegates will be in awe the minute they step foot into the venue and begin travelling through the atrium that overlooks the North Saskatchewan river valley.

The Edmonton Expo Centre is the largest meeting venue west of Toronto, boasting 522,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The building integrates high-tech features with flexible and adaptable indoor space, has four exhibit halls, a grand ballroom and a world-class conference and catering services team.  

Stunning Off-Site Venues

Credit: www.detourphotography.caInspire your delegates in the middle of Elk Island National Park with majestic roaming plains bison and idyllic scenery, or “wow” them with a unique celebration of the senses at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. Head off the beaten path to the award-winning Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm – Here you’ll find a 35-acre fully operational working farm that plays host to award-winning culinary tourism adventures, farm cooking classes, company retreats and so much more.

A Hotbed for Innovation and Information

Alberta’s capital is home to makers and risk takers who are ready to bring their ideas to life. Edmonton is globally recognized as a hub for machine learning and artificial intelligence research, and it has grown to become known as a flourishing ecosystem of collaboration between visiting groups, local associations, educational institutions and influencers.

Collaboration is Key

Edmonton Tourism’s Meetings and Conventions team have created the Edmonton All In Ambassador Program, a network of local ambassadors who are experts in their fields, and who are willing to collaborate and turn your conference goals into reality. There really is an Edmontonian for almost any topic. If you need someone with expertise in agriculture and Agri-food processing, energy and sustainability, health and life sciences, advanced manufacturing and more, Edmonton is the place to find it. There is ingenuity in all sectors and Edmonton has been making waves and discoveries in all fields.