Convention 2018 Schedule

It’s time to tell the truth — about democracy, about climate, and about global corporate rule. Greens are ready to confront these crucial issues with honesty and resolve in order to build a better future for us all. Join us at Convention in Vancouver this fall to learn how. Register now!
Please note that the below schedule is subject to change — however, start and end times for each day are fixed and can be relied upon as a basis for travel arrangements.

Location: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.

Friday, September 28th

1:00 PMConvention Registration OpenStanley Park Foyer
1:30 PMOrientation: What to Expect at ConventionCoquitlam Room
2:00 PMOpening of General MeetingStanley Park Ballroom
2:30 PMAfternoon Sessions 
Policy workshop
Stanley Park Ballroom
 Ask Me Anything! Face-to-Face with Elected Greens
Cypress 2
3:30 PMHiring the Streets: Connecting with Voters with Adriane CarrStanley Park Ballroom and Vancouver area
5:00 PMDinner Break 
6:00 PMWelcome Reception — hosted by Vancouver Centre EDACypress
7:00 PMHope and Honesty Opening GalaStanley Park Ballroom

Saturday, September 29th

7:00 AMBreakfastStanley Park Foyer
7:30 AMOrientation: What to Expect at ConventionStanley Park Ballroom
8:15 AMCall to OrderStanley Park Ballroom
8:30 AMKeynote: Caroline Lucas, Why Democracy Needs Proportional RepresentationStanley Park Ballroom
9:00 AMPanel: Getting Greens into Government — Leading the Green WaveStanley Park Ballroom
10:00 AMBreakStanley Park Ballroom
10:30 AMGeneral Meeting SessionStanley Park Ballroom
11:30 PM

Keynote: Sybren Kooistra, Let’s Talk About Campaigns

Stanley Park Ballroom
12:00 PMLunch and Film Preview, Trade AwayStanley Park Ballroom
1:00 PMWorkshops
Featuring Campaign School!
 Your Name’s on the Ballot — What’s Next?
Stanley Park Ballroom
 Inclusive OrganizingCypress 1
 Campaign FinanceOak 1
 Media TrainingCypress 2
 Issue: ISDS, Trade, and ClimateOak 2
 Constitutional Proposals DiscussionCoquitlam Room
2:00 PM

Featuring Campaign School!

 Elevating Your CampaignStanley Park Ballroom
 Inclusive OrganizingCypress 1
 Making the ConnectionCypress 2
 Effective CommunicationsOak 1
 Canvassing to WinCoquitlam Room
 Building Your Campaign TeamFir
 Issue: Wild SalmonOak 2
 Issue: Proportional RepresentationCowichan
 Policy Proposals DiscussionArbutus
3:00 PMTable TalksStanley Park Ballroom
4:00 PMContinuation of General MeetingStanley Park Ballroom
5:30 PM

Keynote: Adam Olsen, Protecting Our Wild Salmon

6:00 PMBreak 
7:00 PM

A Party of Progressives — 2018 Green Banquet

Stanley Park Ballroom

Sunday, September 30th

7:00 AM

Breakfast, Optional interfaith service in Oak 1.

Stanley Park Foyer
7:30 AMMembers’ SessionCypress
9:00 AMPanel: Having PR and Working for PRStanley Park Ballroom
10:15 AM

Workshop Sessions - Campaign School

 Your Name’s on the Ballot — What’s Next?Cypress 1
 Advanced GVoteCoquitlam
 Campaign Research — Knowledge is Power!Oak 1
 Nuts and Bolts of Getting Out Your VoteCypress 2
 GVote 101Oak 2
 Planning Winning EventsCowichan
 Issue: PR Campaign Action SessionStanley Park Ballroom
11:00 AMClosing of General MeetingStanley Park Ballroom