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:

Ted Bauer

Vice President, Engagement and External Relations
Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

Jennifer Ezekiel

Vice President of ESG & Strategy
CDN Controls

Jonathan Wright

President & CEO
NuVista Energy Ltd.

Geena Jackson

Executive Producer, Creator, Core Judge
Bear's Lair

speakers

Our Forward Summit | WEST Speakers: (More coming soon...)

Grand Chief Arthur Noskey

Grand Chief of Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta

Former Chief Billy Morin

Managing Director
Axxcelus Capital Advisory

Guy Lonechild

CEO
First Nations Power Authority

Tanya Rexin

Indigenous Relations Manager
ATCO Frontec

Aaron Lambie

CEO/President
Nisto

Don Ross

CEO
George Gordon Developments Ltd.

Geena Jackson

Executive Producer, Creator, Core Judge
Bear’s Lair

Amber Big Plume

Manager, Business Development and Projects
First Nation Power Development Inc

Sheryl-Ann Carscadden

General Manager
The Indigenous Gathering Place

Paul Robitaille

Senior Indigenous Relations Advisor
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Annmarie Garby

National Practice Leader
BFL Canada

Lawrence Gervais

Director, Indigenous Relations
Phoenix Energy Services

Dennis Kirkness

Council Member
Tataskweyak Cree Nation

Jacob Handel

Director, Forest Carbon Origination
Finite Carbon

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategies
Chandos Construction

Teresa Edwards

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

Cliffton Cross

Council Member
Frog Lake First Nations

Jeff Provost

Leader, Indigenous Relations
MCW Consultants Ltd.

Kennedy Bear Robe

Partner
Gowling WLG

Amanda Ens

Head, Indigenous Talent Strategy
BMO

Jorge Avilés

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

Deborah Green

Senior Specialist Advisor, Indigenous Workforce Development
Suncor Energy

Devin Gambler

Principal Owner
Pamihtâw Consulting Inc.

Deanna Burgart

Co-Founder & President
IndigiSTEAM

Michael Robert

CFO
Willow Lake Métis Nation

Michelle Fournie

Sr. Consultant – Decolonization and Reciprocal Relations
Rise Consulting

Livia Manywounds

Communications Specialist
TsuuT’ina Health Centre

Hal Eagletail

Owner   
Eaglestar Enterprises Ltd.

Ted Bauer

Vice President, Engagement and External Relations
Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

Jonathan Wright

President & CEO
NuVista Energy Ltd.

Christy Morgan

Reconciliation Strategy Manager
TELUS  

Lisa San Filippo

Citizens’ Representative for Rocky View Métis District 4
Otipemisiwak Métis Government

Jennifer Ezekiel

Vice President of ESG & Strategy
CDN Controls

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.

Popular spot go fast! Find out what opportunities are remaining by having our team reach out to you to connect.

Get Your Tickets & Secure Your Spot

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. 

View the variety of pricing options available for you and your team:

Scroll to Top