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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.

We are still finalizing details on things like the agenda and speaker list – check back soon, or sign up for convention updates:
Updates

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 you can expect at Convention 2019 include a scent-free space, gender-neutral washrooms, captioning services in the plenary hall and a fully wheelchair-accessible venue.

Let us know if you have any accessibility needs:

Accessibility needs

Childcare

Are you thinking of bringing your children with you to Convention 2019?

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. If you would like childcare while attending Convention 2019, please let us know.

Childcare 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 are not (we'll be returning children to their parents for lunch and dinner).

The deadline to register for childcare is October 25.

Find out more

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.

Please email us at convention@bcndp.ca with names for inclusion before November 15, 2019.

Suggest a tribute

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 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.

Resolutions

Resolution are now closed. The deadline to submit resolutions was September 23, 2019.

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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