Alberta MNC

November 24, 2018 Red Deer, AB
Margaret Parsons Theatre, Red Deer College


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About the Conference

Constructive and open conversations

We strive to provide an open and constructive forum for free-wheeling discussion, open to anyone who chooses to participate, independent of formal party affiliation. 

Over the past decade, our annual Manning Networking Conferences have grown into one of Canada’s largest annual gatherings of political and policy thinkers and activists. We offer unique opportunities to participate in Canada’s liveliest policy conversations, to learn of new campaign techniques, to see old friends and make new ones.

A new generation of ideas and leadership

Our 2018 conference takes place amidst the massive period of social, technological and political change we are experiencing in Canada and globally. Here at home, this includes the emergence of new leaders locally, provincially and nationally. This is particularly evident in Canada’s centre-right movement, with fresh political leadership nationally and in most provinces. Hence our 2018 theme: a new generation of ideas and leadership.

Great speakers, diverse topics

Once again this year, we are assembling a great line-up of speakers and topics. Speakers, panelists and moderators already confirmed are listed below, with others added regularly as the conference approaches. 


On The Program



Thank You To Our Partners


We are please to accept requests for media accreditation for the 2018 Alberta-Manning Networking Conference (#ABMNC2018), taking place Saturday 24 November 2018 in Red Deer, AB.

Media accreditation is available to professional journalists in both traditional and digital media, defined as organizations or individuals who derive income from the publication or broadcast of journalistic content.

Please email, including your name, email address, mobile telephone number, media affiliation and website address if you wish to apply for media accreditation.

Manning Network Conferences are independent and open to anyone who wishes to attend and participate in a constructive fashion, regardless of affiliation. Members of the public who are not professional journalists are welcome to attend by registering at