Setting the Agenda: 2019 AEN Fall Assembly

November 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
November 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

AEN members are invited to come together at the AEN Fall Assembly taking place on November 22 & 23 in Edmonton.

A bold, new approach is required to address the unique and ever-changing challenges faced by Albertans who are highly engaged in environmental work. The AEN Board and staff have determined to chart a new course, with new strategies, to effectively meet the many, diverse goals of our members. Your participation in the Assembly is vital at this pivotal stage.

The number of organizations, groups and engaged individuals interested in joining the network is surging. This November we are going to seize the moment to determine how to most effectively move the needle on the many pressing environmental issues that you are championing in Alberta. We hope that you will join us.

AEN members work year-round on a wide range of environmental issues all over Alberta. The Fall Assembly is a rare and powerful opportunity to come together to set our collective agenda for the upcoming year, and form the bonds that make the network strong.

AEN will support your participation in any way that we can to do so.


Program

Friday Morning - Start at 10:00 AM

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Year in review
  • New direction for the AEN

Lunch

Friday Afternoon

  • What AEN’s direction means for AEN members
  • Caucus meetings
  • Feedback and next steps

End at 4:30 PM

Dinner

Saturday Morning - Start at 9:00 AM

  • Discussion on the federal election results
  • Discussion on Truth and Reconciliation in Canada
  • AGM

Lunch

Saturday Afternoon

  • Panel & Discussion: Coordinating Diverse Strategies & Tactics to Meet Climate Action Goals

End at 4:00 PM


Travel & Accommodations

Reimbursement of in-province travel expenses is available for AEN members. Receipts are required for reimbursement of all expenses. Eligible expenses include busfare, taxifare, private vehicle mileage, parking, meals and accommodations while attending the Assembly. Attendees are encouraged to use mass transit or carpool if possible.

Accommodation

Nearest accommodation is the Days Inn Edmonton South which is a 300m walk from the venue. Other accommodations options include the nearby HI Edmonton Hostel, and numerous hotels on Whyte Avenue and a five-minute drive down Calgary Trail. AEN will reimburse members for up to two nights (Thursday & Friday) accommodations. 

Getting Here

The Fall Assembly is taking place at the Queen Alexandra Community Hall in the Old Strathcona area of Edmonton. Nearest bus routes are 5254 and 318 which stop less than a block from the hall. Routes 4794 from the University of Alberta stop on Whyte Avenue about 6 blocks from the Hall. Route 9 which crosses the city from north to south through downtown stops on 109 Street which is a ten-minute walk to the Hall.

The Hall is just off Calgary Trail at University Avenue (just south of 76 Avenue), and is a 5-minute cab ride from the southside Red Arrow/eBus stop at the Ramada Inn South.

Location

Queen Alexandra Community Hall
10425 University Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB