The Voices of
Forward Summit

Meet the wide selection of speakers carefully selected with the guidance of our Leadership Council. Our speakers range from industry professionals to thought-leaders in the global and national discussions around economic reconciliation.

Forward Summit | WEST 2024 Speakers

We don’t pay to play. Our speakers are carefully chosen with the guidance of our Leadership Council.

Featured Speakers:

Chief Roy Whitney

Tsuut’ina Nation

National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak

National Chief
Assembly of First Nations

Mark Little

Owner & Co-Founder
Geena Jackson

Geena Jackson

Executive Producer, Creator, Core Judge
Bear’s Lair


Our 2024 Forward Summit | WEST Speakers:

Penny Favel

VP, Indigenous Relations & Sustainability
Hydro One

John Beaucage

Counsel Public Affairs Inc.

Denise Porthier

Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Council for Indigenous Business

Teresa Edwards

Executive Director, In-House Legal Counsel
Legacy of Hope Foundation

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategies
Chandos Construction

Jeff Provost

Leader, Indigenous Relations
MCW Consultants Ltd.

Eliada Smoke

Principal Architect
Smoke Architecture Inc.

Jorge Avilés

Senior Advisor, Cross-cultural & Indigenous Relations
AiM Land Services

Heather Wolf Ear

Indigenous Recruiting Lead

Denis Carignan

PLATO Testing

Jason Murray

President and Managing Partner
BIPOC Executive Search

Margaret Kenequanash 

Wataynikaneyap Power CCAB

Alexandra Cropp

Innovative Indigenous Health & Governance Specialist
Thunderbird Solutions

Want to Take Part? Become a Partner!

We have three events happening across Canada this year. Learn more about the high level Indigenous and non-indigenous industry and community leaders that your brand will get exposed to.

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More than an event, Forward Summit is an experience. We have a variety of events and pricing options for you to choose from to ensure you join the conversation in 2024. 

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