2017 Convention Agenda

Below you’ll find the draft agenda for the GPO 2017 Muskoka Convention & AGM. Times & activities are subject to change. 

Details will be added as they are confirmed. 

   

Friday May 26, 2017

 

Time

 

Event

 
       
3:00 PM   Registration Opens  
4:00 PM   Walking tour of the local HydroElectric Facility  
6:00 PM   Intro to Conventions for new delegates  
7:00 PM   Dinner & Speaker  
8:30 PM   Table Talks  
   

Saturday May 27, 2017

 
9:00 AM   Official Welcome by Co-hosts  
       
9:15 AM   President's address  
9:30 AM   Official Convention Open  
    --CFO Report  
    --Plenary  
10:45 AM   Break  
11:00 AM   MEMBERS ONLY SESSION  
12:15 PM   Lunch  
12:45 PM   Leader Keynote & Media Availability  
1:30 PM   Plenary  
3:15 PM   Break  
3:30 PM   Workshop Sessions   
5:00 PM   Break for day  
6:00 PM   Reception  
7:00 PM   Gala Dinner Begins  
    --Keynote speaker: Desmond Cole  
    --Volunteer Awards  
10:30 PM   Hospitality Suite  

 

 

Sunday May 28, 2017

 
8:30 AM   PE Meeting  
9:30 AM   Workshop Sessions   
11:00 AM   Break  
11:15 AM   Plenary  
12:30 PM   Lunch & Speaker  
2:00 PM   Plenary  
3:00 PM   Close  

 

Speakers

Keynote speaker: Desmond ColeDesmond Cole

Desmond Cole is an activist, author, and award-winning freelance journalist. He writes regularly for the Toronto Star, and his work can also be found in Toronto Life, Walrus, NOW, Ethnic Aisle, and many other publications. Desmond won the award for Best New Magazine Writer at the 2016 National Magazine Awards. He is currently working on his first book, a non-fiction exploration of the experiences of Black people in Canada.

Mike Schreiner: Leader of the Green Party of Ontario

Mike Schreiner was elected leader of the Green Party of Ontario on November 14, 2009. Under Mike’s leadership the GPO has experienced substantial growth in its identified supporters, fundraising, staff, volunteers and media exposure. He has lead successful policy campaigns to push the provincial government to fund the Experimental Lakes Area, ban neonicotinoid pesticides and price carbon pollution. A leading advocate for independent businesses, local food and sustainable communities, Mike is well known for his leadership in co-founding the award-winning Local Food Plus organization and for his successful Guelph-based small businesses, WOW Foods and Earthdance Organics.