Wednesday, May 8th




Plenary Session 1 - Emerging Trends and Opportunities  Jill Atkey, CEO, BC Non-Profit Housing Association Affordable housing and homelessness in Northern BC  
 Craig Brown, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Preparing to adapt to the future climate of North Central BC  
 Michael Armstrong, Vice-President, Forestry, COFI Emerging Trends and Opportunities for Northern BC in the Forest Sector  
Keynote Lunch  Dr. Daniel Weeks, President, UNBC UNBC: Destination 2020  
Resolution Writing 101 Workshop

 Lara Beckett, NCLGA President

Resolution Writing 101

Transportation Panel

 Ken Veldman, Prince Rupert Port Authority

 Joslyn Young and Matt Leigh, CN

 Jasmir Basi, Transport Canada

Transport Canada - Journey on Rail

CN in Your Community

Dangerous Goods

Health in Our Region

 Dr. Sandra Allison, CMHO, Northern Health

Update on Northern Health’s Response to the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Plenary Session 3 - Species at Risk: Community Impacts and Solutions  Dr. Chris Johnson, UNBC From COSEWIC to SARA - Understanding the Acronyms and Demystifying Canadian Species at Risk Legislation  
 Darcy Peel, Director, Provincial Caribou Recovery Program Southern Mountain Caribou  
 Gerry Thiessen, Mayor, Vanderhoof District Species at Risk in a changing world  
 Tania Solonas, Land Management Officer, McLeod Lake Indian Band Kennedy Siding Caribou Feeding Program  


Thursday, May 9th




NDIT Update Joel McKay, CEO, Northern Development Initiatives Trust NDIT Update
Community Energy Association Workshop Janice Keyes and Maya Chorobik Charging North - EV
Investment Pursuit - Local Government Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology Investment Pursuit


Friday, May 10th




Update on the UBCM Working Group for Responsible Conduct

Gary MacIsaac, Executive Director, Union of BC Municipalities
Lesley Scowcroft, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Exploring a Code of Conduct Framework
Funding Opportunities for Local Governments Steve Kozuki, Executive Director, Forest Enhancement Society of BC FESBC Funding Opportunities
Lori Henderson, Director for the Rural Polic and Programs Branch, MFLNRORD Rural Dividend Program update.
Joel McKay, CEO, Northern Development Initiatives Trust NDIT Housing Update
Plenary Session 4 - Responding to Community Risk: Wildfire and Flood Bill Miller, former Chair, Bulkley Nechako Regional District  
Larry Nooski, Chief, Nadleh Whuten First Nation SHOVEL LAKE FIRE 2018: OUR PEOPLE, OUR LANDS…OUR RESPONSIBILITY
Lyn Hall, Mayor, City of Prince George  PG 2018 Fire Community Response
Closing Ceremonies Heather Lamb, Spinal Cord Injury BC Universal Design and How It Applies In Our Communities