The Summit featured six hour-long talks culminating in a panel discussion that formed the basis of the Summit communiqué.

The following speakers provided Summit participants with a solid foundation for discussing how to reduce the loss of our biodiversity.

Andrew Gonzalez Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at McGill
Steve Hounsell President, Board of Trustees, Trees Ontario
Jeremy Kerr Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the
University of Ottawa
Tom Lovejoy Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics,
and the Environment
Stephen Monet Manager of Environmental Planning Initiatives at the City of
Greater Sudbury
Justina Ray Executive Director and Senior Scientist for Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Karen Kraft Sloan Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Pollination
 Special Guests 
 John Smol Queen’s University
 Paul Kennedy CBC Radio
 Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario