Leaders from across the North will gather in Sault Ste. Marie Sept. 26 for the third annual State of the North Conference, hosted by the Northern Policy Institute.
The one-day event will take place at the Delta Hotels by Marriott on the city’s waterfront.
This year’s theme is “Future North.”
Keynote speakers include:
- Dr. Heather Hall, assistant professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo, and
- Peter Bruijns, executive director at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.
In addition, two panel discussions will take place.
“Northern Confidence: Youth Vision of Ontario’s Future North” will feature speakers Kaella-Marie Earle, a fourth-year chemical engineering student at Laurentian University; Katie Elliott, communications coordinator at FutureSSM; and Thomas Mercier, coordinator at Réseau du Nord.
“Invest North: Growth Industries in the Future North” will feature speakers Kevin Eshkawkogan, executive director at Indigenous Tourism Ontario; Trevor R. Walker, president and CEO at Frontier Lithium; and Christine Leduc, director of public affairs at EACOM.
State of the North will also be livestreamed at www.northernpolicy.ca/sotn-livestream-2019.
Northern Policy Institute is Northern Ontario’s independent think tank. It performs research, collects and disseminates evidence, and identifies policy opportunities to support the growth of sustainable Northern communities.