George Anderson, the Forum’s President emeritus, chaired a working session and appeared on a panels at large conference sponsored by the Mowat Centre of the University of Toronto and the Brookings Institute of Washington DC, which considered a vision and prospects for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region, with a strong focus on co-operation at the state, provincial and municipal levels. There were representatives of Ontario and Quebec as well as seven American states. The conference was held in Windsor Ontario and delegates enjoyed a reception in Detroit. The subjects covered the range of economic and environmental issues and looked at experience of cross-border regional cooperation in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and within the European union. Workshops were held on human capital, transportation, water, trade and border issues, agriculture, innovation, manufacturing, energy (chaired by Mr. Anderson), the blue economy and tourism.