The Banff Forum is a diverse community of leaders from across Canada engaged in issues of national importance.
Centered upon an annual retreat held every autumn in a different location in Canada, it aims to reinvigorate public debate in Canada and find ways to strengthen our country.
Banff Forum community members are passionate about Canada and actively contributing in their personal and professional lives at either a local or national level to building a better country and improving the lives of Canadians. Attendees of the annual conference become a part of a growing national community of “Banffers” that continue conversations long after the conference’s final session.
Operating at the intersection of the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, the Banff Forum brings together Canada’s best and brightest from diverse backgrounds and industry sectors. This diversity inspires cross-sector conversations and unparalleled discourse surrounding the timely and relevant issues facing Canadians.
Conference attendees are accomplished in politics, government, business, law, academia, science, technology, media and the arts. They are typically in their thirties and forties: old enough to have something substantive to contribute, yet young enough to be open to new people and new ideas. All Banff Forum attendees are intellectually curious, are willing to question conventional wisdom, and are committed to making a difference.