Are you a young, passionate, community-minded individual who is ready to take the future into your own hands? If so, NextGen is for you. Through various and diverse leadership opportunities you can give voice to the next generation by gathering information, developing and hosting engaging events and empowering future leaders. Apply today to be a volunteer with Edmonton’s NextGen!
Currently, NextGen has 4 working groups (subcommittees) you can get involved with:
The focus of this group is to facilitate the communications needs of the NextGen Committee and Working Groups by providing overarching communications direction and support. In addition to implementing the overall communications plan, this group provides one time and ongoing project support through: media relations, including preparing spokespeople for media appearances and public speaking, speech writing, media sponsorship and selection. This Working Group is also responsible to maintain the website and manage other multi-social media platforms for the group.
The Communications group meets the last Tuesday of every month and the location is always different. For more information contact Co-Chair Angela, angela.saveraux @edmontonnextgen.ca
This group is focused on fostering, incubating, and expanding both new and existing events and making them self-sustaining, flagship NextGen events. This is achieved by refining NextGen’s capacity to incubate local, community-drive projects such as MEÆT and (DIY)alogue through the ongoing development of incumbent event skills and resources. In the long term Ignite wants to work towards developing internationally-recognized social/civic event models that can export to other communities and municipalities.
For more information contact Co-Chairs: Eugene Chen: eugene @ideaowl.com and Rebecca Swanson: rebeccaswanson @gmail.com
This group has a vision to make NextGen the conduit for the next generation’s voice on civic matters and initiatives. VOICE will work to broadcast information to develop informed decision makers and glean their opinions through conversations, partnerships and events. The end product will be an engaged group of 18 to 40 year old with a strong, positive civic identity making Edmonton a better place with their voice. This will be achieved by broadcasting information to develop informed decision makers and by gleaning their opinions through conversations, partnerships and events.
For more information contact Chair Corina Ganton: cmganton @gmail.com and Shayne.Abrams @edmonton.ca
4. Pecha Kucha Night (PKN)
NextGen was the first in Western Canada to join the global network of cities hosting Pecha Kucha Nights—now at over 550 cities. This group is responsible for managing and hosting a minimum of three Pecha Kucha Night events annually. NextGen hosts these events to provide a conduit for Edmontonians to express their passions to a captive audience, while the audience learns about the impressive array of people found in their great city. As such, NextGen is a hub for this transfer of ideas while providing a unique evening out for Edmontonians. This group plans and executes the Pecha Kucha Night events in Edmonton. however they are currently at capacity for volunteers.
For more information contact Co-Chairs, kairi.pawlick @stantec.com and Ian.Smith2 @edmonton.ca
Check with NextGen for more information or to find out where we are currently most in need of volunteers.