Alberta Manning Networking Conference

Alberta MNC

November 18, 2017 - Red Deer

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Alberta Manning Networking Conference

November 18, 2017 - Red Deer

Register now


Schedule is subject to change

Our Speakers

Leela Aheer

Conference Co-Chair

Leela Sharon Aheer was born in Edmonton.

Michael Binnion

Conference Co-Chair

Michael Binnion has been actively involved in the financing and executive management of numerous

Colin Craig

Interim Alberta Director, CTF

Colin Craig is the Interim Alberta Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).

Rachel Curran

PM Harper Policy Director

Rachel Curran is a lawyer by training, and has nearly fifteen years of experience in public affai

Lisa Davis

Education Advocate

With extensive experience in start-ups and major expansions, Lisa Davis has brought leadership an

Paul de Jong

President, PCA

Paul has an extensive background over the last 25 years in strategic management, government relat

Joe Dion

CEO, Frog Lake Energy

One of Alberta Venture’s 50 most influential people of 2015, Joseph Dion is chairman and chief ex

Nadeem Esmail

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Nadeem Esmail is a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute.

Jeromy Farkas

City Councillor

Jeromy, age 30, lives in Ward 11 (Palliser) and is supported by a young, grass-roots team of Calg

Derek From

Canadian Constitution Foundation

Derek From has worked at the Canadian Constitution Foundation since 2009.

Brian Jean

Past Leader, Wildrose Party

Brian Michael Jean (born February 3, 1963) is a Canadian politician who was the 

Jeff Gaulin

Vice-President, CAPP

Results-oriented business leader with more than 20 years progressive experience in public affairs

Jason Kenney

Leader, United Conservative Party

At a young age, I decided to devote my life to public service.

Sonia Kont

Associate, New West Public Affairs

Sonia graduated from the University of Calgary in 2016.

Stephanie Kusie

MP, Calgary-Midnapore

A dynamic and proven effective leader with experience in government relations, community engageme

Hamish Marshall

President, Torch

Mr. Marshall is a strategist, pollster and demographic expert who tells stories with numbers.

Dimitri Pantazopoulos

Partner, Maple Leaf Strategies

Dimitri has spent his career in politics and public policy, providing communications and strategi

Colleen Potter

Director, Modern Miracle Network

Colleen Potter is Director of Operations for Modern Miracle Network, a not-for-profit representin

Nathan Cooper

Former Interim Leader, UCP

Nathan Cooper was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency o

Alberta Manning Networking Conference We are excited to host our first Alberta MNC! With the excitement of the inaugural leadership race undoubtedly high on everyone’s mind this one-day conference in Red Deer will sure be one to remember!

Alberta's political landscape is undergoing a major upheaval we are witnessing a generational opportunity to shape the future of politics in Alberta. That is why convening our inaugural Alberta-Manning Networking Conference on Saturday 18 November in Red Deer to help chart the course for the future through constructive dialogue on forward looking policies and the promotion of next generation leadership for our province.


We hope to emulate the success of our National Manning Networking Conference (now entering its tenth year), which has grown to become Canada's largest annual political gathering. 


Alberta is at an historic juncture and it is the responsibility of all Albertans concerned about the prosperity of the province to participate in meaningful political action. Make sure to be there!


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One Day Ticket

$55 / month 
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Free Wifi
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Student Day Ticket

$20 / month 
One Day Access
Free Wifi
Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch
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Red Deer College

100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5

(403) 255-8100

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