Plenaries and Keynote Addresses
Chairman Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe
Conference Co-Chairs David Marshall of the Fraser Basin Council and Tracy Collier of the Puget Sound Partnership
Dr. Caroline Caza, Regional Director, Environment Canada
Dr. Trina Wellman, Vice Chair, Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel
Opening Plenary Address
Grand Chief Edward John, Hereditary Chief of the Tl'azt'en Nation
We are very pleased, and honored, to announce that the opening plenary address will be given by Grand Chief Edward John, Hereditary Chief of the Tl'azt'en Nation, and recently re-appointed as the North American Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issue.
During lunch on Wednesday we will have a presentation from a small team of Sustainability Ambassadors followed by remarks from Martha Kongsgaard, chair of PSP's Leadership Council.
For lunch on Thursday, Dr. Joe Gaydos, Chief Scientist of the SeaDoc Society will present the Salish Sea Science Prize.
Slides: Four Realities Circumscribing the Future of the Salish Sea(PDF) by Robert T. Lackey, Oregon State University.
Dr. Brian Riddell will also make some brief welcoming remarks at the poster reception, which is sponsored by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
At the Coast Salish dinner on Thursday evening, National Chief Sean Atleo will give a keynote address.
The closing plenary will be an interactive session on science and journalism, organized by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW) and Katie Campbell (KCTS), followed by remarks from Sheida Sahandey, the recently appointed Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership, followed by the presentation of awards, and the closing of the conference.