About

From November 22-24, New Democrats from all corners of BC will gather in Victoria for our biennial convention. This time, our theme is Putting People First.

Join us for two and a half days of spirited policy discussions, training sessions and events as we celebrate two years of a government working for people, and keep growing our movement for the future.

Our 2019 Convention will take place at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria.

Travel and accommodation

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and travel.

Accommodation, at negotiated convention rates, is available at a number of hotels in Victoria.

To access negotiated convention rates, delegates must book through WE Travel.

You can contact them by calling 604-312-5347 (toll-free at 1-800-663-4703) or emailing margaret@wetravel.net.

Accessibility

We work hard to make BC NDP events accessible. Some of the accessible initiatives at Convention 2019 include:

- a scent-free space
- gender-neutral washrooms
- captioning services in the plenary hall
- ASL interpretation
- a fully wheelchair-accessible venue
- accessible seating area with a dedicated microphone
- ramp access for the stage
- large format print documents available at Registration
- PDF documents for use with screen readers

At Convention, please find a BC NDP staff or volunteer or go to the BC NDP information booth if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Child care

Convention 2019 is a family-friendly event, and children up to 12-years-old are welcome on the convention floor if accompanied by a guardian who is a registered delegate.

BC NDP members ages 12 and up can register as delegates.

We are working hard to ensure that everyone can fully participate in Convention 2019.

Child care will be located at the Hotel Grand Pacific on Friday from 9am-8pm, Saturday from 7am-6pm and Sunday from 7am-3:30pm. Snacks will be provided, but meals will not (we'll be returning children to their parents for lunch and dinner).

The deadline to register for child care was October 25.

In Memoriam

We are currently preparing a tribute to honour New Democrats we have lost since our last convention in 2017 and would appreciate your help in compiling an up-to-date list.

Thank you to those who reached out with names for people to include.

Important dates

A lot goes into making a BC NDP Convention a success. Here are a few of the dates you need to know:

Aug 24: Resolution submission opens
Sept 16: Delegate registration opens
Sept 23: Resolution submission deadline
Sept 23: Honourary Life Membership nominations deadline
Oct 18: Hotel reservation deadline for convention rates

Oct 23: Submitted resolutions circulated to constituencies
Oct 25: Early bird delegate registration deadline
Oct 25: Deadline to register for child care
Nov 15: Deadline for In Memoriam submissions
Nov 22: Women's Rights Committee Convention
Nov 22: Young New Democrats Convention
Nov 22-24: Convention

The BC NDP Convention will kick off late afternoon on Friday, November 22 and will wrap up midday on Sunday, November 24.

Agenda

Interesting in learning about the events and speakers you can expect at Convention 2019? Want to see what’s on offer and it’s happening? Take a look at our Convention agenda.

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First-time delegates

If this is your first BC NDP Convention, be sure to attend one of our two New Delegate Information Sessions. These offer chances to get prepped on all your Convention lingo and review the agenda with experienced delegates.

Thank you!

Thanks for signing up to volunteer at the BC NDP Convention, November 22 - 24 in Victoria. We'll be in touch soon.

Volunteer

We'd love your help making Convention 2019 a huge success. Please sign up to help out.

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