Please follow the links in the agenda below to view the corresponding speaker's presentation in PDF.
8:30 am Welcome and Overview - State of the Nation & Key Emerging Priorities; Basile Van Havre, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Session 1: Across the Country & Beyond
8:45 am Keynote Address: The New European Union Invasive Alien Species Regulation and the Future of Eradication, Management & Control of Invasive Alien Species in the European Union; Myriam Dumortier, European Commission
09:30 am Setting the National Stage - What are the Trends and Future Directions Nationally; Ala Boyd, Federal-Provincial-Territorial Invasive Alien Species Task Force & Gail Wallin, Canadian Council on Invasive Species
10:10 am Refreshment Break
Session 2: Closing the Doors on Invasive Species - Invasive Species Pathways to Canada & Current Priorities
11:30 am Discussion & Questions
11:50 am Plenary – What are the Next Steps needed on Pathways?
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Session 3: Cross Country Spotlights - Highlights from Across the Country
2:25 pm Discussion & Questions
2:40 pm Refreshment Break
Session 4: Emerging Issues of Invasives - current status of emerging issues & invasive species at our borders
4:30 pm Plenary Discussion – What More is Needed to Combat Emerging invasive Species & Pathways. Recommendations moving forward at the national level on emerging invasive species.
5:00 pm DAY 1 ADJOURNED
5:00 pm Evening Social - Stand-up Mixer
6:30 pm Evening Concludes
8:30 am Welcome by Barry Gibbs, Canadian Council on Invasive Species (no presentation slide deck)
Session 5: Successes in Horticulture
10:05 am Discussion & Questions
10:20 am Refreshment Break
Session 6: Leadership Spotlight - Collaborating for Success. Highlights of National and International Collaborative Efforts in Canada and What’s Next on the Horizon.
11:40 am Discussion & Questions
11:55 am Lunch Break
Session 7: Speedy Session on Invasive Species Initiatives – round table group discussions (no presentations)
2:40 pm Refreshment Break
Session 8: Responding to New Invaders. Early Detection, Rapid Response Success Stories and Lessons Learned
4:00 pm Discussion & Questions - What more is needed to result in more success stories?
4:15 pm Session Wrap Up & Next Steps – the plan for the production of a report following this Forum
5:00 pm Forum Adjourned
Post-Forum Workshops: March 2nd
8:30 am News from Pathways Specialists - new methods and opportunities to address pathways and the movement of invasive species.
10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am What more can be done to close the pathways into and within Canada - facilitated workshop looking at the following key pathways:
• Aquatic recreation
• Pet & aquarium trade
• Horticulture trade
• Internet trade
11:45 am Lunch Break
1:40 pm The Canadian Council on Invasive Species’ National Communications Plan – an overview of the current plan by CCIS.
2:00 pm What more is needed in the National Communications Plan - a facilitated review and input workshop on the Canadian Council on Invasive Species’ Draft National Communications Plan.
3:00 pm WORKSHOP ADJOURNED