This fall, CASA and its 23 member student associations will be launching a nationwide Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign! This non-partisan campaign aims to encourage post-secondary students across the country to get out and vote in the 2019 federal election and to make sure their voice is heard.
In preparation for the campaign, CASA will be hosting three regional training conferences. Participating associations are encouraged to bring as many executives, council members, and volunteers of the campaign to learn how to run this coordinated voter mobilization effort on their campus. There is also ample opportunity to tailor the campaign to each individual campus, as each has different needs.
This GOTV conference is for participating student associations from Canada's Western provinces and territories: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.
When & Where
The two-day conference will be held from August 8-9 at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, AB. Note that the location of the conference has been changed from Heritage Hall to the 4Nines Dining Centre in the John Ware Building on campus.
CASA has a room block reserved at the Residence & Conference Centre - Calgary. To book with CASA's discounted rate, use our promo code 236CASA and book before August 5th. Book here.
You are welcome to stay elsewhere, but will be responsible for finding transportation to and from the conference location.
Schedule available at the link above. Broadly speaking, the sessions will cover:
- Mobilization strategies and canvassing 101
- Communications and media interview training
- How to organize an all-candidates debate
- How to run a non-partisan campaign
- Techniques for collecting pledges
- How to use CASA's digital infrastructure
- Digital security in age of hacking & fake news
Student associations who are not members of CASA, also referred to as "observers," may only attend this conference if they have purchased the campaign. For more details on how observers can participate, click here.
Register below by July 29th at the latest. Don't forget to also answer the questions on the next webpage and to review CASA's Code of Conduct to complete your registration. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.
1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB