Day 1: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OpeningMaster of Ceremonies:
John Smol
Session 1Justina Ray
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Losing Biodiversity: Is it important if we don’t see it?
Session 2Jeremy Kerr
University of Ottawa
Emerging threats and converging responses: challenges and opportunities for conservation in an era of global change
Session 3Andrew Gonzalez
McGill University
Biodiversity science for global environmental change
Session 4Stephen Monet
City of Sudbury
Living Landscape – Greater Sudbury’s Biodiversity Action Plan

Steve Hounsell
Ontario Biodiversity Council
Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy – Protecting What Sustains Us
Session 5Thomas Lovejoy
George Mason University
A wild solution for climate change


 Day 2: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Session 6Karen Kraft Sloan
EcoNexus, Founder
The Science – Policy Nexus: making public policy as if biodiversity mattered
DiscussionModerator: Paul Kennedy
CBC Radio
ClosingGord Miller
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario