What Makes Edmonton All In?

As Canada’s youngest and fastest growing city, Edmonton is a hotbed of cultural diversity that embraces new ideas and experimentation. We’ve got an endless supply of award-winning chefs, world-renowned festivals and a sprawling river valley with over 150kms of trails scattered throughout the city.

Visitors and Edmontonians enjoy touring through all 82,000 square feet of history at the brand-new Royal Alberta Museum, or taking in lively sports and entertainment action at the ICE District – a mecca for entertainment in the heart of the downtown. The $5 billion, 25-acre development area includes Rogers Place, the home of the Edmonton Oilers, and the highly anticipated JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District (2019). Not to mention a wide range of shops, restaurants, nightclubs, a casino, theatres and more. Getting to Edmonton is easier than ever with 60 non-stop flights to and from the continually growing Edmonton International Airport.

Our meeting venues aren’t just rooms; they’re incubators for great ideas and connections. The Edmonton Convention Centre was recently recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) as one of North America’s five top performing venues—the only Canadian venue to receive this honour since 2012. Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the venue overlooks our city’s beautiful and renowned North Saskatchewan River Valley. This world-class facility is supported by in-house meeting planners and sustainability experts ready to help make your conference remarkable.
At the Edmonton EXPO Centre, only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown, you’ll find 522,000 square feet of endless possibilities. Boasting seven exhibit halls and a grand ballroom, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is the largest convention centre in Western Canada and does BIG best.

But, if you ask us what makes Edmonton different, it’s the people. The value of our All-In promise goes far beyond the hotel room block and meeting space for your conference. We know that a great DMO goes the extra mile. By tapping into local industry networks, Edmonton Tourism can identify ambassadors who are willing to collaborate and help turn your conference goals into a reality. There’s an Edmontonian for almost any topic. If you need someone with expertise in the following areas, Edmonton is the perfect place to find it: Agriculture and Agri-Food Processing, Education, Health and Life Sciences, ICT and Digital Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy and Sustainability, and Indigenous and Religious sectors.

Conferences are massive undertakings and, as the planner, you’re expected to balance the needs, goals, vision, and budget all while coming up with an inspirational and creative experience. In Edmonton, our Conference Service Team is here to help. They can be your point of contact for everything and anything Edmonton. They’ll introduce you to the city’s best vendors, find unique off-site venues for your delegates, help you with pre and post planning, and here’s the best part—introduce you to all the incredible Edmontonians that can take your conference to a whole new level.

From start to finish, our team at Meetings and Conventions will help you make your conference unforgettable. That’s what being All In is all about! From the people, to the venues, to the unforgettable experiences, our team will show you that planning a conference can be just as amazing as attending one.

Contact:  Mandy Moon, [email protected] for more information.