2023 Call for Submissions

SUMA is inviting proposals for education sessions at the 2023 SUMA Convention. We are looking for topics that are current and focused on key aspects of urban government that will be beneficial to elected officials and municipal administrators.

Being a presenter is an outstanding way to share your knowledge and expertise, leading to professional visibility, recognition, credibility, and influence in the future of Saskatchewan’s urban municipalities.

Who attends?

Approximately 1,000 delegates attend the convention, including elected officials, city managers, and chief administration officers from cities, towns, villages, resort villages, and northern municipalities throughout Saskatchewan. Our annual convention is an event where municipal decision makers come to network, share leading practices, and find collaborative partners to support their communities moving forward. You can expect 50-250 participants in your session.

Why present?

  • Great exposure for you and your oganization as professional leaders
  • Help elevate the knowledge base of Saskatchewan's municipal leaders
  • Excellent networking opportunity
  • Build relationships with SUMA, the voice of Saskatchewan's hometowns

Session Format

SUMA is looking for innovative and engaging presentations that will captivate the audience. We encourage presentations that go beyond the lecture format and incorporate participation from the audience. You are encouraged to discuss how your presentation will stand out in the fillable form below.

Session Objectives

The theme for the 2023 SUMA Convention is Tune In. Knowledge is power, and convention delegates have indicated that one of the most important aspects of convention is gaining knowledge. Tune In embraces that aspect of learning from each other, from speakers, and from provincial leaders. Your presentation should focus on awareness and knowledge of issues important to urban municipalities in Saskatchewan.
We are looking for creative, out-of-the-box speakers to share their knowledge. We are open to suggestions for topics; however, we have identified the following topics as main concerns to urban municipal governments:

  • Mental health and addictions
  • Treaties, language, and culture
  • Property assessment
  • Municipal economics
  • Municipal governance principals
  • Women in politics
  • Freedom of information
  • Environmental wellbeing

Other Information

We will provide a complimentary one-day registration for the day of the presentation. As a not-for-profit association, SUMA does not typically provide honoraria for session presenters but is willing to consider all submissions that are accepted.

Selections will be made by the Convention Planning Committee based on several criteria, including topics and benefits to delegates.
Sessions are recorded and made available on YouTube following convention.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please fill out the form below by November 4, 2022. Please ensure to fill out all the fields marked with an asterisk, these are required and the form will not submit if they are left blank. 

Please note that this form is not able to be saved. It must be completed in one session - prolonged inactivity will cause it to time out. 


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If you are unable to complete this form, you can download a fillable .PDF here, and email it to education@SUMA.org