The 7th Annual Alberta GSA Conference will be held on Saturday November 17th, 2018, at Jasper Place High School on Treaty 6 land in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Edmonton) Alberta. Doors open at 9:00am and the conference ends at 4:10pm. Bring a digital (phone) or physical printed copy of your ticket with the QR code visible to make registration go faster!

Make sure you sign-up for the workshop types that fit who you are! Workshops are divided by different grades, and whether they are for just students, just teachers, or both. Check the workshop audience in the description when you sign up! There will also be a French workshop available each block, thanks to our partners at Francophonie Jeunesse de l’Alberta! Workshop attendees who have registered for workshops will be given priority if the workshop is full.

Almost all workshops in Block 1 will repeat again in Block 2. Block 3 will be activity & arts-based!
BLOCK 1: 11:10am - 12:20pm
BLOCK 2: 1:35pm - 2:45pm
BLOCK 3: 3:00pm - 4:10pm

The Chill Zone will be a quiet drop-in room available to hangout, do crafts, get tarot readings, and/or speak with a counselor if needed. Located in the STAR Program room (next to Room 183) the Chill Zone will be available during Block 1, 2, and 3.

The Smudge Space will be a drop-in gathering space and/or sharing circle where folks will be able to smudge and come together in community. Located in Room 128, the Smudge Space will be available during Block 1 and 2.

The entire conference takes place on the 1st floor with the exception of the cafeteria which is down a flight of stairs next to an elevator.
Washrooms will be all-gender with stalls and are wheelchair accessible.
An ASL Interpreter will be available for the keynote presentation as well as other workshops as needed.
There may be smudging in certain workshops, if you have severe allergies to smoke please inform the Workshop Ambassador so that a dry smudge can be performed instead.


Laura Kruse

Laura Kruse is the Outreach Coordinator for the Alberta Public Interest Research Group. The main focus of her political work is anti-oppression, educational system reform, and issues in labour and migration. She frequently facilitates workshops around the city for student and community groups, and has attended the School of Unity and Liberation's Training for Trainers in Oakland, California. She has played a key part in coordinating many of APIRG major projects since 2015, including managing a plebiscite campaign to defend APIRG's funding structure and winning by a 13-point margin, and acting as the Alberta spokesperson for the victorious Parkdale Rent Strike in Toronto to resist gentrification. Laura is also an emerging keynote speaking, seen most recently at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. When she’s not fighting for justice, she’s fighting in the ring as an amateur Thai kickboxing fighter and instructor.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, November 17

11:10am MST

1:35pm MST