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What You Need to Know


  • Sunday, January 21:

    • Opening Keynote Speaker: Adventurer, Explorer, Researcher, James Raffan connects the challenges and the importance of local government to the changing rural landscape..
  • Monday, January 22:

    • Keynote Speaker: What does it take to attract business to rural Ontario? Award winning business journalist Amanda Lang will provide insight into the answer.
    • Ministers' Forum
  • More program updates.

Showcase your community

ROMA Speaks 2018 wants to see your community.  Share photos of your community to be highlighted during the conference.   Please review the following guidelines:
  • Photos should represent your community
  • Photos cannot include commercial promotions
  • Photos must be sent in JPEG format, high resolution
  • Do not add any text to the photo
  • email to: with your community and township name included in the email text

Conference Registration

There are different registration options to meet your needs. Please note, the Early Bird Registration rates applied until September 29, 2017. Click here for full conference registration information.

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Kick start your 2018 educational year at ROMA Speaks – register and book your guest room today!


January 21 - 23, 2018


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

Hotel Bookings:

Please read the guest room booking policy in full prior to making any bookings at either the primary hotel or any of the secondary hotels. Rates, distance from the venue and cancellation policies are outlined both in the policy and on the booking sites of the individual hotels. Click here for full hotel information.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Click here for all the information you need to exhibit or become a conference sponsor.


  • Process for ministers' and parliamentary assistants' delegations deadline to submit requests was November 2, 2017.
  • Delegations with the Ontario PC Caucus
    • The Ontario PC Caucus looks forward to meeting with municipal representatives during the upcoming ROMA conference. To arrange a delegation please send a request to Ernie Hardeman, PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, at or by fax at 416-325-1259.