This conference, prior to the Canadian-hosted G-8 and G-20 summits, is a continuation of a meeting convened November 2009 in Beijing, also by the Stanley Foundation, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR). Participants will evaluate the state of contemporary global governance and assess the prospects for collaboration among the major powers facing critical challenges in global financial policy reform, institutional reform, climate change and energy, and security matters. Shared US-China leadership has been a central theme of the conferences, but organizers have—by including experts from Brazil, India, and Asia—also explored the prospects for even wider leadership of global governance. The conference dates were carefully chosen to take advantage of cresting pre-summit attention by opinion makers, especially print media. Organizers will thus release a short “Three Voices” document, in which each sponsoring organization will present its short- and longer-term vision for the evolution of the G-x process.