As Co-Chairs of the 2007 Gussow Conference, “Arctic Energy Exploration: Present and Future Development”, Dr. Benoît Beauchamp and Dr.Gerry Reinson were instrumental in planning, organizing and executing a broad and comprehensive program with 25 experts addressing 120 participants. This two day Conference, held at the Banff Centre, covered topics as diverse as conventional and unconventional resource potential, the proposed MacKenzie Valley Pipeline, challenges to development, environmental and regulatory issues, stakeholder relations, community consultations, climate change impact and Arctic sovereignty. The Conference ended with an expert panel discussion centered on impediments to Arctic development. As Co-Chairs, Benoît and Gerry developed the...

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