WHAT DELEGATES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONVENTION


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We are looking forward to seeing you at convention! Please find below information for delegates on how to get to the convention venue, registration, accessing the convention schedule & documents, and other information that you’ll need.

GETTING THERE

The Convention will take place at the Edmonton Expo Convention Centre (7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton). Convention delegates who are planning on using public transit during the convention will receive complementary LRT Tickets. These tickets will be available at registration, at the Chateau Lacombe Wednesday evening, and from the convention office during the convention. For delegates planning on driving, parking at the EXPO Convention Centre is free Wednesday evening and the remaining convention days are at rate of $9.00.

REGISTRATION

Registration will take place in the foyer of the EXPO Convention Centre near Ballroom 103 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26th and from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27th. Once convention starts, late registration is in the convention office (Room 103).

DIGITALLY FRIENDLY

The AFL is making our conventions more digitally friendly. The secure content on the convention website is only accessible to delegates. In order to be allowed access, you will need to use an individual email address (not a general or union email address) to create a personal login. There may be a delay in access as we confirm your delegate registration. To login please go to http://convention17.afl.org/ For those delegates who requested printed delegate materials, copies of the briefs will be included in your convention binder.

ORIENTATION FOR FIRST-TIME DELEGATES

There will be an orientation session, for first-time delegates on Thursday, April 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Ballroom 101/102 of the EXPO Convention Centre. Please bring your convention kit with you.

SCENT FREE ENVIRONMENT

To respect those with chemical or allergic sensitivities please refrain from using perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and perfumed soaps.

HARASSMENT FREE ENVIRONMENT

Please review the AFL Anti-Harassment Statement. If you experience harassment or discrimination please discuss it with one of the Ombudspersons at this event for an early resolution

If you have any other questions about the upcoming AFL Convention contact us at 780-378-6825 or email afl@afl.org.

Thank you to our 2017 AFL Convention Sponsors:

  • United Nurses of Alberta
  • United Food and Commercial Workers 401
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB 146)
  • Heat and Frost Insulators, Local 110
  • CAUS Canadian Benefits Trust
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 424
  • Health Sciences Association of Alberta
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Alberta Fire Fighters Association
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada (Prairies)
  • Unifor
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  •  American Income Life Insurance Canada