Climate change, wildfire mitigation, First Nations reconciliation, innovation, competitiveness, carbon sequestration, certainty, diversification, and strong communities are top of mind for everyone in the forest industry and beyond. Government has tasked the forest industry with providing solutions to tackle these and other important topics for a brighter forestry future. In response, this year’s convention, themed “Solutions From Our Forests” will bring the forest sector together to demonstrate its resiliency and continued ability to lead the way in providing solutions to these concerns as well. Our January 18th panel presentation — A Path to Collective Advocacy — will address strategies to improve and enhance advocacy efforts in the political and public arenas. Vaughn Palmer will lead Derek Nighbor – CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada, Fraser Lockerbie – Vice-President, Digital & Creative, Sussex Strategy Group, and Stewart Muir – CEO, Resource Works Society through a lively discussion.