Since this is the first meetup - this will be more of a meet and greet, just a chance to meet other screenwriters and filmmakers in Edmonton and share the writing and story development experience.
Actors and Directors and others in Filmmaking this is _not_ exclusive to screenwriters, but an opportunity to make your voices heard. Ever received a script only to wonder 'who wrote this?' Together we can be much stronger than simply throwing it over the fence and saying "HERE! Now make it happen"