Plenaries and Keynote Addresses

Opening Plenary: Wednesday, April 30, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Seattle Welcome

Chairman Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe

Opening Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs David Marshall of the Fraser Basin Council and Tracy Collier of the Puget Sound Partnership

Conference Welcome

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.

Wednesday Keynote Lunch

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.

Thursday Keynote Lunch

For lunch on Thursday, Dr. Joe Gaydos, Chief Scientist of the SeaDoc Society will present the Salish Sea Science Prize.

Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and Dr. Bob Lackey, Professor of Fisheries at Oregon State University will each give featured presentations.

Slides: Four Realities Circumscribing the Future of the Salish Sea(PDF) by Robert T. Lackey, Oregon State University.

Poster Reception

Dr. Brian Riddell will also make some brief welcoming remarks at the poster reception, which is sponsored by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Thursday: Tribal and First Nation's Dinner Keynote Address

At the Coast Salish dinner on Thursday evening, National Chief Sean Atleo will give a keynote address.

Friday Conference Keynote Lunch Address

The conference keynote address will be given by Wade Davis, sponsored by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Closing Plenary

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.

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