2017 Annual Conference

The UDI Alberta Annual Conference is an exciting and fun-filled event with over 200 attendees, professional educational panel sessions, networking opportunities, and more!  Our 2017 event will include renowned experts, breakout sessions, and fantastic speakers.

This is our fourth year at the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel  and we predict record-breaking registration.   Land developers, development professionals and industry experts will gather from across Western Canada to discuss critical issues facing our industry.

Topics include the cost of shifting housing policy, climate change initiatives and their impact on our industry, maximizing Canada’s resources abroad, the changing face of real estate, and the Modernized MGA.



Thursday, May 11

This unique leadership mentoring event will offer attendees an exciting opportunity to participate in a unique event focused on creating opportunity for leadership in your career.  Attendees will engage in an in-depth conversation and examine how to position yourself as a leader in your organization and community.

The session will be formatted with formal presentations by our feature speaker with allotted time for a question and answer period.  This event will also offer a special wine-tasting and pairing session with a professional sommelier.

*Note: this event is not included in Conference registration

Thursday, May 11

You won`t want to miss this engaging event where business professionals from all areas of the development industry mix and mingle, while enjoying drinks and appetizing cuisine.  Held in the beautiful Mt. Stephen Hall at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, attendees will maximize networking opportunities and offer attendees a chance to talk shop with colleagues and new friends.

Friday, May 12

The most important issue facing the development industry in 2017 will be the new Modernized Municipal Government Act legislation. The UDI Alberta Annual Conference offers an in-depth, comprehensive plenary session focused on the Modernized MGA and the state of politics in Alberta.

This year`s event will also feature three outstanding feature speakers discussing critical industry issues and a panel group of experts.

Feature Breakout Sessions:

  • The Cost of Shifting Housing Policy
  • Being Resourceful with Our Resources Abroad
  • Climate Change Policy and the Impact on Our Industry
  • The Changing Face of Real Estate

As well as dynamic speakers, we are excited to offer feature plenary session speakers. This year our plenary conference session topics include:

Conference Sessions:

  • Spotlight on Alberta Politics
  • Update on Bill 21 – the Modernized Municipal Government Act