Annual Convention and Trade Show

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About Convention

The annual convention and trade show draws roughly 2,000 delegates and guests from across the province and provides SARM members the opportunity to gather as a whole to vote on and debate resolutions, discuss current issues, and participate in dialogue sessions with provincial and federal government officials. 

The SARM 2022 Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held on March 15-17, 2022, at the Queensbury Convention Centre - Evraz Place in Regina.

Venue Safety

Proof of Vaccination / Negative Test

In order to attend the SARM 2022 Annual Convention, all attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test result (taken within 72 hours of each time an attendee enters the venue) upon arrival to the venue. Please click the link below to review the current provincial definition of "Fully Vaccinated".

Definition of "Fully Vaccinated"

If you are planning on providing a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend the 2022 SARM Annual Convention in March, please be aware of the following.

Convention programming spans over 3 days - Tuesday March 15th to Thursday March 17th

Our convention venue requires that delegates entering the venue provide proof of full vaccination or a valid negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of each time an attendee enters the venue. Please see the listing of approved 

The best option to ensure a test is valid to allow entry into the venue on all 3 days is as follows:

  • Ensure you are getting a COVID-19 test at an approved provider (see link below) dated on March 14thto ensure your certificate of proof will still be valid to enter the venue on the 3rd day of convention.

Alternatively, if the validity of your COVID-19 test lapses before you enter the venue on the 2nd or 3rd days of convention, you will be required to seek another valid COVID-19 test from an approved provider. Anyone requiring a proof of negative COVID-19 test can be tested at any of the following labs (for a fee). At home self-tests are only to be used as a screening tool and cannot be accepted as proof of negative COVID-19 test.

Find a Lab

The lab will provide you with a verified negative test certificate including your name, type of test, date and time of sample collection, test result and will be signed by the test operator. 

Onsite Protocols

When you arrive at convention you will notice a few changes. These changes have been made to protect SARM members, guests and staff. Below is an outline of a few of the changes you can expect.

  • Registration
    • RMs must register prior to convention using the appropriate online forms
    • All attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test result (taken within 72 hours of each time an attendee enters the venue) upon arrival to the venue
    • Name badges for council and administrators will be sent to RM offices in January; all council members and administrators who are registered to attend must bring their name badge which will act as their “ticket” and be scanned when they arrive
    • Name badges for RM employees will be printed onsite
    • Name badges in lanyards must be worn at all times while members are onsite; this will be monitored and enforced
  • Main Convention Hall
    • Members are encouraged to remain in the same group and at the same table throughout convention
    • Masks must be worn at all times except while seated and consuming food and beverage
    • Shared spaces will be sanitized regularly

SARM is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and harassment-free environment for all attending the convention. Any participants found harassing others may have their registration revoked and be asked to leave the convention at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Registration

Registration for the SARM 2022 Annual Convention and trade Show will be facilitated through an online form, similar to previous SARM conventions. Please register all reeves, councillors, administrators and RM employees who wish to attend the annual convention and trade show through the appropriate registration forms linked below by February 28, 2022. Make sure to indicate which of your council members are voting delegates. Each RM is allowed two (2) voting delegates. Voting delegates must be an Elected Official of a member municipality who have been appointed by the council of the member municipality to have voting privileges at a convention.

Note: In order to register for annual convention through the online form, please sign in under the "New User" column. You will be required to create a new set of login credentials. To make any registration revisions after your initial submission, please click the registration link below and sign in under the "Return User" column with the same login credentials. You have until February 28, 2022 to make any changes to your submission.

RM Council and Administrator Registration Form

RM Employee Registration Form

Guest Registration Form

Agenda

Please see a draft agenda below but note the agenda is subject to change.

SARM 2022 Annual Convention Agenda - Draft 

About Trade Show

The SARM annual convention dates back over a hundred years. The trade show has become a signature event that draws our rural municipal leaders. We appreciate the partnerships we've developed with our trade show exhibitors as they help advance rural Saskatchewan and support the work of rural municipal government. In challenging times like now, we welcome your continued support for rural Saskatchewan.

If you are interest in becoming a 2022 SARM Trade Show exhibitor, please email tradeshow@sarm.ca for more information.

Future Convention Dates

YEAR DATES CITY VENUE
2022 March 15-17 Regina Evraz Place
2023 March 13-16 Saskatoon Prairieland Park
2024 March 11-14 Regina Evraz Place
2025 March 10-13 Saskatoon Prairieland Park

Convention Highlights 

Check out the highlights from Annual 2021.

SARM Convention Highlights 2021

Convention Accommodations

Room blocks are arranged, a year in advance, in the host city for those attending. Please visit our Hotel Program Listing for participating hotels.

SARM Hotel Program

Sponsorship

SARM has seen tremendous growth and opportunity over the last century, in large part due to the partnerships with sponsors we have built over the years.  SARM’s annual convention & trade show is the largest of its kind in Saskatchewan and offers prime opportunity for exposure to rural municipal leaders from across the province.  We are interested in building custom sponsorship opportunities to help align and showcase your company to rural Saskatchewan.

We were proud to partner with a host of companies for the 2021 annual convention - to check out the 2021 sponsors, please click here

If you are interested in becoming a 2022 SARM Annual and/or Midterm Convention sponsor, please email convention@sarm.ca to receive a package. We are always looking for new and exciting partners.

Contact

Amy Roettger, Convention & Events Coordinator
convention@sarm.ca or 306.761.3730