Learn more about our Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Shiza Shahid Co-founder of Malala Fund and NOW Ventures
Mainstage: Monday, November 5th

Paul Polman CEO of Unilever and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact Live Online: Tuesday, November 6th

Mainstage Speakers

Babatomiwa John Adesida UN SDG Fund
Farooq Ullah Executive Director, Centre for Development Results
Heather Barnabe CEO — G(irl)s20
Mel Wilson President, M.J. Wilson Inc.
Kate Gunn Director, Community Initiatives for the City of Edmonton
Matt Capobianco Business Development Director – Rumie Initiative
Julie Savard-Shaw Director, Partnerships, Canadian Women Deliver Mobilization

Sam Guru Strategic Planner, City of Edmonton

Margaret Biggs President, Canadian International Development Agency

Elaine Ho PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Ben Weinlick Founder, Think Jar Collective Cofounder, MyCompass Planning

Jeremy Runnalls Lead Writer, WGSI’s Generation SDG

Bonnie Healy Executive Director, Alberta First Nations Information Governance Center

Heather McPherson Executive Director, Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

Candace Laing Vice President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Nutrien

Fraser Reilly King Executive Director, Canadian Council for International Co-operation

Julia Myer  Director of Public Engagement 

Meghan Watkinson Director, International Assistance Policy Coordination

Stephanie Vallon Manager, Engagement and Communications, Sustainable Development Goals Unit, Government of Canada

Ashton Rudanec Analyst, Responsible Investment Alberta Investment Management Corp.

Cen Huang Interim Vice Provost and Associate Vice President (International)
University of Alberta

Daniel Normando 
President of ConversArt Consulting

Brett McMillian Senior Coordination, Convenings & Community Engineers Without Borders

Marian Bruin City of Edmonton, Supervisor

Session Speakers

Learn More About Candace

Dr. Candace Nykiforuk

This project has been made possible with funding from the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada

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