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A message from Rachel NotleyLeader of the Alberta New Democratic Party
Our convention is just around the corner, and it's an exciting time to get involved.
The last three years haven’t been easy, but things in Alberta are really looking up. We added 90,000 jobs last year, and more are being created every month. We're leading Canada in economic growth. We're defending and improving the schools, hospitals and services people rely on. We're diversifying. And we're finally going to get better value for your energy resources, with a new pipeline to the coast. But there's still work to do to make sure the recovery reaches every kitchen table.
We're not going to let Jason Kenney and the UCP take us backwards. Backwards with tax breaks to the wealthiest and corporations, paid for with cuts to schools and hospitals. Backwards with the same people who built the Sky Palace and gave tax-payer funded golf memberships to their friends. And backwards on women’s rights and LGBTQ2S rights.
Whether you are a brand new member, or you've been a member for some time, we hope you will join us for this extremely important convention. On this website, you’ll find all the information you need to sign up and get involved.
We're going to keep Alberta moving forward, and we're going to have some fun while we're at it!
I hope to see you in Edmonton!
Who should attend?
If you support Rachel’s vision for our province and her commitment to a government that cares for all Albertans, we want you to be a part of Convention 2018. For those new to the Party, you can start by becoming a member for as little as $10 and then register to join us in Edmonton.
What to expect
- Meet others, share ideas, and have fun
- Participate in decision-making about party policy and the future of Alberta
- Learn how you can help with, and how we can win, the upcoming election
- Experience exciting panels, keynotes, and special guests
- Celebrate our government’s achievements
- Keep Alberta moving forward
- And of course, see Rachel Notley!
I'm a supporter of Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP, but I'm not yet a member. Can I still attend?
The Provincial Convention is the ultimate governing body of Alberta’s NDP. This body comes together every two years for the important work of electing the Party’s Executive, passing Resolutions, honouring Life Time Members and of course, hearing from our Leader, Rachel Notley. You must be a member of Alberta’s NDP to attend. Joining is very easy and we invite you to sign-up by calling 1-800-465-6587 or by visiting our Membership Page. Other options available to non-members are to attend Convention as an Observer or to join Rachel and the team at the Cocktails and Canapes Reception, or to stop by the Friday Night Social.
What are the requirements to attend?
Members in good standing of Alberta’s NDP may attend as representatives from one of the Convention’s delegating bodies (Provincial Constituency Associations, Party Caucuses, Federal Electoral District Associations and Affiliates). Registration fees are included below. If you aren’t sure which Constituency Association, Caucus or Electoral District Association you would be entitled to represent, we’re here to help. Please contact Katrina by calling 1-800-465-6587 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration rates: Early Bird Registration (Deadline – September 28) $175 --- Early Bird Registration Youth & Unwaged (Deadline – September 28) $50 --- Registration (After September 28) $225 --- Registration Youth & Unwaged (After September 28) $75
Can I attend as an observer?
Yes, Observers are welcome! The Observer Registration is $550.
When will the full agenda be available?
The full agenda will be available two weeks prior to the Convention’s Opening Ceremonies. But, that doesn’t mean the information on this site won’t be updated regularly, so please stop by from time-to-time.
What are resolutions and how can I participate in the party's policy process?
Every two years delegating bodies have the opportunity to place before Convention resolutions that inform the policy direction of Alberta’s NDP. This is the membership’s opportunity to discuss what we stand for – what our values are – as a political force in the province. Becoming a Member of the Alberta New Democrats and registering for Convention 2018 is the first significant step you can take towards participating in this process.
How much does it cost to attend the convention?
If you register early, you can save $50 off the regular rate: Early Bird Registration (Deadline - September 28) $175 --- Early Bird Registration Youth & Unwaged (Deadline – September 28) $50 --- Registration (After September 28) $225 --- Registration Youth & Unwaged (After September 28) $75 --- Observer Registration $550