The Summit will feature six speakers to talk about our relationship with the natural world from different perspectives. The talks will culminate in a panel discussion that will form the basis of the Summit communiqué.

The following speakers will provide Summit participants with a solid foundation for discussing how to restore our relationship with the natural world:


Stephen Scharper

University of Toronto


Meg Lowman

California Academy of Sciences


John Smol

Queen’s University


F. Stuart Chapin (Terry)

University of Alaska


James Gordon

Musician, City of Guelph


Dan Longboat

Trent University


Special Guests


Summit Moderator:

Dale Curd

CBC Television

Panel Session Moderator:

Paul Kennedy

CBC Radio