We are finalizing our agenda for an action-packed weekend full of information for delegates. 

Speaker Sessions and Spotlights: These sessions will be looking at issues impacting Albertans every day. You'll come away from these sessions with an understanding of the challenges and how Alberta's NDP will be working to address them. We will be updating the agenda with more information as speakers and topics are confirmed.

Resolution Debates: These debates are your opportunity to help set policy for Alberta's NDP. Debate in depth during the resolution panels and then see the resolution become policy in the debate sessions.

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Time Name Description More Info
Friday, October 21, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMNew Delegate Orientation

First time at Convention? Come to the new delegate orientation to learn more about what to expect and meet some others!

11:00 AM - 7:00 PMQuiet / Wellness Room

If you need a quiet room to take a break, please visit the Studio on Level 2.

11:00 AM - 7:00 PMChildcare room open

Need childcare?  Arts & crafts, creative programming and soft play areas for kids.  

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMResolution Panel B - Energy & Environment Policy 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMResolution Panel A - Education and Jobs Policy 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMResolution Panel D - Labour & Equity Seeking Policy 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMResolution Panel C - Healthcare and Indigenous Policy 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PMWelcome Pomp and Opening Business

Join the official start of the Alberta NDP 2022 Convention! This session will include the welcome, opening business and caucus reports.

4:30 PM - 5:15 PMCaucus Reports

4:30 - 4:35 - Legislative Caucus Report

4:35 - 5:15 - Caucus Reports

5:15 PM - 6:10 PMShowcase: Pathway to Victory

The people of Alberta have a decision to make. We must make our case to every doorstep and social media feed in the province, we must earn the trust and the votes of Albertans to form the next government. Come take a look under the hood at our plan so far, ask your questions, and share your ideas.

6:10 PM - 6:15 PMClosing Remarks/Look Ahead 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PMLabour Caucus Meeting 
7:30 PM - 10:00 PMGame On! (Additional ticket required)

This isn’t just another Friday Night. New Democrats from across the province are coming to Calgary. ‘Get Your Game On' is THE meeting place to see old pals and to meet new ones.  There’s something in it for everyone whether you just want to chill and talk, or if you decide to play a few board games.  

Tickets are only $25.

Click here to buy your ticket! 

8:30 PM - 11:30 PMRace Equity Caucus Fundraiser: Late Night Party

Join the Race Equity Caucus for a night to remember. We will host a late-night dance party fundraiser to support racialized candidates in the upcoming election on Friday, October 21. Tickets are $20 at the door, and we'll have music, drinks, and much fun.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, October 22, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:20 AMNew Delegate Orientation

First time at Convention? Come to the new delegate orientation to learn more about what to expect and meet some others!

8:00 AM - 4:00 PMQuiet / Wellness Room

If you need a quiet room to take a break, please visit the Studio on Level 2.

8:00 AM - 6:15 PMChildcare room open

Need childcare?  Arts & crafts, creative programming and soft play areas for kids.  

8:30 AM - 9:00 AMWelcome to Day 2 and Provincial Secretary Report

Welcome back for Day Two of Convention! Our opening session will include a welcome and the Provincial Secretary's report.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AMResolution Debate 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AMShowcase: Building a Better Economic Future

Building A Better Economic Future: Alberta has faced its share of ups and downs on the royalty revenue roller-coaster. Currently, the province is collecting record resource revenue, but Albertans aren't feeling it. We aren't seeing the jobs boom of the past and Albertans continue to struggle to pay the bills as they face an affordability crisis and the slowest wage growth in the country. To make matters worse, the UCP is pushing ahead with reckless legislation that will destroy jobs, destroy investor confidence, and stifle Alberta’s economy.

We need to address our immediate challenges and use the resource revenue boom to secure our economic future. Come hear our plan to create good-paying jobs and build a more resilient economy for future generations.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PMLeader Speech

State of the party? Unified. Hard at work scouring the province, hearing from Albertans about what they want us focussing on.
State of the leader? Great! Ready. Add a coffee, and she’s even better. Sweet of you to ask.
State of the province? As always, the people are solid, the views are stunning, and the possibilities are endless. In this moment: We find ourselves at a crossroads. 

Do not miss the Leader’s update on the two paths laid out before Albertans, and our vision for a better future.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch break (on your own)

There are a wide variety of food outlets near the Hyatt Regency. 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PMOlga Blondheim Lunch (additional ticket required)

Did you know that when the Famous Five won their groundbreaking Persons’ Case on October 18, 1929, they celebrated by enjoying an afternoon tea. With that spirit in mind and nearly 100 years later, join the Women’s Caucus in celebrating women in progressive politics. 

The luncheon will include a menu of finger sandwiches, sweet treats, and beverages. If you have dietary requirements, please contact Women’s Caucus at 

Join us for a delicious lunch and delightful discussion. Following the luncheon, we will take a group photo at the Famous Five statue. Fancy hats and fascinators encouraged. 

Funds raised go to the Olga Blondheim Fund, to provide financial support for women candidates. 

Any questions, please contact Women’s Caucus at

Priced at $75. Click here to buy tickets.

1:30 PM - 1:45 PMWelcome to Saturday Afternoon & Special Greetings

Welcome back and special messages.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PMShowcase: End the Chaos: Future of Healthcare

The UCP severely damaged Alberta healthcare and pushed it to the brink of collapse. Hundreds of thousands of Albertans no longer have a family doctor, emergency room wait times have risen dramatically and ambulances are being forced to line up for hours outside hospitals, waiting to transfer patients instead of responding to emergencies.

Instead of taking responsibility, the UCP pushed blame on to healthcare workers.

Albertans deserve better. Join three Alberta NDP healthcare workers running as candidates in the next election as we discuss the challenging road ahead, and how we will end the chaos. Let’s give Albertans the healthcare they deserve.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PMLife Membership Awards 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PMResolution Debate 
4:30 PMSaturday Closing Remarks/Look Ahead 
4:45 PM - 6:15 PMCampaign Tools for Winning

Technology is changing the face of our campaigning and campaigns and the Alberta NDP has been on the forefront of piloting many of those technologies to maximize our efforts.  Join Information Coordinator Frank Galloro and Field Organizer Jazminn Hintz to learn what each of our campaign tools does and how they integrate with the others, learn how to get the most out of the tools and how to bring your volunteers on board to use them effectively as well. 

4:45 PM - 6:15 PMRunning a Strong Visibility Campaign

A successful campaign is one that is visible, where voters have a sense of the local candidate, the leader and what they might get by voting for us.  Using a variety of techniques we can run visible campaigns even when we have limited resources and volunteers.  Join Campaigns and Communications Professional Adrienne King and Field Organizer Charlie Mancini to talk about ways to run an exciting, visible and successful campaign, regardless of how you measure success.

4:45 PM - 6:15 PMBuild an Inclusive Community and Campaign

Join Certified Equity and Inclusion Advisor Poushali Mitra and Professional Political Communicator Maureen Mariampillai for an interactive workshop to talk about how we can build more inclusive and diverse communities and campaigns.  We will talk about unconscious biases, how we are impacted by these everyday and what we can do to flip the script, attract more people and have them feel welcome in our organization. 

4:45 PM - 6:15 PMVolunteer Leadership for Building a Strong Team

The very best campaigns are those with an energized and fun team.  Employ your leadership skills to build a community of volunteers and friends who work and play together.  Join experienced Campaign Manager Sandra Houston and Field Organizer Karlie Hanoski to talk about how strong volunteer leadership skills on your team will ensure your volunteers are motivated and engaged, and eager to win. 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PMCEDA Meeting 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMRural Caucus Hospitality Event

On the heels of the very successful Hospitality Suite we hosted at Council in June, the NDP Rural Caucus has organized a social event in the Hyatt Gallery, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday Oct 22. The objective of the gathering is to provide a venue and opportunity to meet other members, share ideas, and get to know each other. While the Rural Caucus will have lots to discuss about agriculture, rural sustainability, and rural economic development (no speeches), all members are welcome, and free to enjoy each other’s company.

In the spirit of inclusion, guests who cannot afford a drink at hotel prices, can take a free drink ticket (provided by the Rural Caucus). Guests who can “Pay it forward” are also invited to buy an extra drink ticket and add it to those provided by the Rural Caucus. We will be providing the modest snacks. We look forward to getting to know you. We hope to see you there!

5:00 PM - 7:30 PMCUPE Alberta / AFL Hospitality Event 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PMChange is Going to Come Gala with special guest Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew (additional ticket required)

Come one, come all! Join Rachel Notley and New Democrats from across the province at the ‘Change is Going to Come Gala.’ Held at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Calgary on Saturday October 22, 2022. The evening promises an extravaganza of live music, delicious food, local beer tasting and the opportunity to talk to Alberta’s next Premier.

Special guest speaker: Wab Kinew

Tickets are $150. Buy your tickets early since we are expecting record numbers at our 2022 Convention.  Click here to buy your tickets

Sponsorship Levels are available at $250, $500 and $750.

9:30 PM - 11:30 PMKaraoke FUNdraiser Party

Time to get your karaoke song ready! 

The New Democratic Youth of Alberta are pleased to present a fun night of music. Cheer on your friends, dance in the crowd, and take to the mic! Funds raised will go to support youth participation in the Alberta NDP. 

All ages welcome. Cash bar, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available. Doors open at 9:30pm.

Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Calgary. 

Any questions, please contact New Democratic Youth of Alberta at

Priced at $20

Sunday, October 23, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRun with Joe! 7km at 7am

Kick off your Sunday morning with a 7km run with Joe Ceci! Meet in the Hyatt Regency lobby at 7am for this informal run along Calgary's river pathway.

8:00 AM - 4:00 PMQuiet / Wellness Room

If you need a quiet room to take a break, please visit the Studio on Level 2.

8:00 AM - 4:30 PMChildcare room open

Need childcare?  Arts & crafts, creative programming and soft play areas for kids.  

8:30 AM - 8:35 AMWelcome to Day 3!

We'll kick off the last day of Convention with officer reports and elections of table officers and executives.

8:35 AM - 9:20 AMOfficer Reports & Special Messages 
9:20 AM - 10:30 AMTable Officer & Executive Elections 
10:45 AM - 12:45 PMResolution Debate 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch break (on your own) 
1:30 PM - 2:25 PMShowcase: Building Resilient Communities

Get to know some of the incredible leaders from across our province who have come forward to represent their communities. Get to know them and the issues facing their communities during a discussion of what makes communities resilient. What builds jobs into the future, supports young people to stay and build their lives in Alberta, and what and who inspires us to be strong and at our best? Rural, urban, north, south; no corner of this province can afford another UCP government.

2:25 PM - 2:30 PMFederal Party Report 
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMResolution Debate  
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMEmergency Resolutions 
3:45 PM - 4:00 PMConstitutional Amendments 
4:00 PMClosing Remarks 
4:15 PM - 5:30 PMProvincial Council Meeting 
Saturday, November 12, 2022
 Rural Caucus Meeting

This event will take place in Morinville.  Please reach out to the Rural caucus for more details.