Conference Chair

Al Chatenay

President
Explor

Distinguished Faculty

Hon. David Akeeagok

Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation
Government of Nunavut

Travis Balaski

Vice President
Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc.

Nigel Bankes

Professor and Chair, Natural Resources Law
University of Calgary

Paul Barnes

Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Niilo Edwards

Executive Director
First Nations Major Projects Coalition

Alexander Fanni

Community Relations & Business Development
CDN Controls

G. Kent Fellows

Associate Program Director: Canadian Northern Corridor
University of Calgary

Derek Fraser

Director of Oil & Gas, Energy Mines and Resources
Government of Yukon

Merven Gruben

Vice President & Co-Owner
E. Gruben’s Transport Ltd.
Former Mayor, Tuktoyaktuk

Heather MacPherson

Environmental & Property Solutions
Imperial Oil

Jay Massie

Electric Utility Manager
ATCO Electric Yukon

Menzie McEachern

Director, Mineral & Petroleum Division
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of Northwest Territories

Maribeth Murray

Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America Professor, Anthropology and Archeology
University of Calgary

Christoffer Mylde

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Sproule

Hon. Katrina Nokleby

Minister of Industry, Tourism & Investment
Minister of Infrastructure
Government of Northwest Territories

Kelly Ogle

President & CEO
Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Terri-Lee Oleniuk

Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes)

Larry Persily

former Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects
Journalist/Instructor
University of Alaska Anchorage

Sonya Saunders

Director, Strategic Infrastructure
Department of Infrastructure, Government of the Northwest Territories

Ben Seligman

Project Specialist – Arctic / Frontier Oil & Gas
(formerly Shell)

Matthew Spence

Regional Director General
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNAC)

Priyank Thatté

Director of Strategic Initiatives
Yukon Government – Highways and Public Works

Hon. Dan Vandal

Minister of Northern Affairs
Government of Canada

David Wright

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Calgary