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NOMA 2024 Conference & AGM

NOMA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 2024 Conference & AGM at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre on April 24th to April 26th!

The Conference theme this year  is ‘Building a Brighter Future” with a focus on economic development across the region. We are excited to provide our membership an opportunity to hear from experts across all sectors in Northwestern Ontario. This is a great opportunity to provide timely updates, showcase best practices, share local initiatives, and provide municipalities with critical knowledge to help them prepare for the changes that are to come.



If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please complete the attached form and send to Andrea Strawson by email by February 5th at 10am (EST).

A draft agenda will be available early February 2024.


REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2024 NOMA Conference and AGM is now open.

Please click on the link to direct you to the registration page:

If registering multiple people, please ensure all their individual information is provided including name, email, title, organization, and any dietary restrictions.

Registration will be through Eventbrite. Please see Eventbrite page for pricing details. To avoid Eventbrite processing fee (credit card fee) you may opt to pay by cheque and send to P.O. Box 10308, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T8. Please note there is also an Eventibrite ordering fee that is added to every ticket regardless of purchasing method. If you choose to pay by cheque, please note that payment MUST be received prior to the event or entry will not be permitted. The Evenbrite email sent to you after registering for the event acts as your invoice. Please send a copy of the confirmation email with your cheque. 

All ticket sales will end on April 15th, 2023 at 10am (EST).

Refunds will only be granted if the request is made more than 14 days in advance of the event. Eventbrite fees will not be reimbursed at any time. There is $50 cancellation fee. This may be waived at the discretion of the Executive Director. If an attendee is not able to attend, you may substitute their registration for another attendee up to 14 days prior to the event.  



If you are interested in purchasing an exhibitor booth at the NOMA Conference, please complete the exhibitor form and email to

Please note that all exhibitors will be eligible for 1 room at the Victoria Inn. A code to book the hotel room will be provided once the signed form is received.


If you are interested in sponsoring the NOMA Conference, please see our sponsorship package and email the completed form to Along with the sponsorship package please provide your logo to be included in our official program and on our website. You may also donate to our prize draw or donate a small item to our swag bags.

If you have any questions or would like to organize a meeting with the Executive Director to discuss these opportunities, please contact (807) 683-6662 or email 



Please note that Victoria Inn accommodations are reserved. Please see below for other options:


Valhalla Hotel & Conference Centre: 1 Valhalla Inn Rd. Thunder Bay ON P7E 6J1- Rate is $229/night. Room rate available until March 22, 2024.

Reservations can be made directly to the hotel by calling (807) 577-1121/ (807) 964-1121 or by emailing: - Please reference NOMA Conference code:1191298. You may book online using the following link:

Best Western: 655 Arthur Street West, Thunder Bay ON -  Rate is $160/night single occupancy and $165/night for double. Room rate available until March 24, 2024.

Reservations can be made directly to the hotel 807-577-4241 or 800-265-3253 or online using this link


You MUST have an active credit card to secure your hotel booking. Rooms are available until the dates stated or until sold out. Please note there is airport shuttles available. Please contact the hotel for details.


Thank you to our amazing Sponsors & Supporters.

We appreciate your generous contributions!

Diamond/Keynote Sponsors

Platinum/Speaker Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

    Bronze/Entertainment Sponsors
    Refreshment Break Sponsor
        Event Supporters
        • Grant Thornton

The NOMA conference is proudly supported by:


Graciously supported by

Ontario Sencia Canada Ltd NOMA Logo

Partnered with

Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce Northwestern Ontario Development Network