Richard Peltier

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Richard Peltier's research looks at how poor air quality affects human health.

Global Health Air Pollution and Health Environmental Health Face Masks Aerosol filtration

Thomas Ryden

Executive Director · MassRobotics

Thomas Ryden is an expert in creating businesses based on technology and has overseen the development of leading mobile robotics products.

Start-Ups Project Mangement Product Development Robotics Software Development

David Stewart-Patterson

Vice-President, Public Policy · The Conference Board of Canada

No dragon in this den! Combining policy analysis & advocacy, the CBoC's VP of Public Policy enthusiastically supports young entrepreneurs

Public Policy

Verity Mathis

Mammals Collections Manager · University of Florida

Verity Mathis manages the Florida Museum Mammalogy Collections, taking care of over 35,000 specimens of mammals from around the world.

Bats General Mammal Information Museum Collections Natural History Museums rodents

Craig Hunter

Leader · Y Combinator + Stanford University

CEO at Bitmaker Labs, Advisor @ Venture for Canada & Teach for Canada

Startups Technology Industry Technology Careers Hacking Education Career Hacking

Puspa Adhikari, Ph.D.

Expert in marine and environmental chemistry · Florida Gulf Coast University

Puspa Adhikari uses the ocean floor and water column to investigate the impact of Florida's red tide, organic pollutants and nutrients.

Gulf of Mexico Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Nutrients Organic Pollutants Marine and Environmental Chemistry

Linda Campbell

Professor, Environmental Science · Saint Mary's University

Professor | Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Science

Environment Pollution Ecology Mercury Mercury and arsenic in aquatic ecosystems

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Stephen Huddart

President and CEO – The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation · Social Innovation Generation

Best job in the world! Improving the present and renewing the future of all our communities with empowering social innovation initiatives

Social Innovation Non-Profit and Leadership Social Finance Social Innovation and Resilience

Joseph Pancras, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marketing · University of Connecticut

Expert in retail competition

Competitive Marketing Strategy Customer relationship management (CRM) using Digital Marketing and Analytics Retail Competition Customer and Marketing Relationality Targeted Marketing in Mobile and Digital Media

Angelia L. Seyfferth

Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry and Plant-Soil Interactions · University of Delaware

Prof. Seyfferth focuses on soil biogeochemical processes that dictate contaminant and nutrient cycling and uptake by plants.

Chemical Sciences Soil Science Soil Biogeochemical Processes Plant Science Ecosystems

Steven Grant

Professor · University of Florida

Steven Grant worked on the design and construction of over 100 themed environments at Walt Disney World.

Theme Parks Interdisciplinary Collaboration Themed Environments

Robert M. DeConto

Professor of and Earth, Geographic, and Climate Sciences and Director of the School of Earth and Sustainability · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rob DeConto is one of the world's leading experts on modeling polar ice sheets, sea level rise and ocean response to climate change.

Ice Sheets and Sea Level Antarctica Glaciology Climatology Earth System Modeling

Jim Stikeleather

Chief Innovation Officer · Dell

Rev up the engines of your event and glimpse the future with Dell's Chief Innovation Officer, who explains & evaluates emerging technologies

Software Development Environments and Methods Software as A Service Product Management Process Engineering Cloud Computing

Mimi Ito

Professor in Residence Informatics · UC Irvine

Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media.

Media and Communications Anthropology Children/Video Games Technology

Anjana Susarla

Omura-Saxena Professor in Responsible AI · Michigan State University

Anjana Susarla's research includes the economics of information systems, social media analytics and economics of artificial intelligence.

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) Digital Transformation Social Media Analytics Machine Learning Causal Inference

Nikos Tziolas

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Nikos Tziolas develops interpretable AI techniques and integrated sensing systems to support informed decision-making in agriculture.

Soil Science Deep Learning Spectroscopy AI Artificial Intelligence

Verena Seufert

Postdoctoral Fellow · University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Scientist interested in all things food and nature. Studying how we can do agriculture better.

Sustainability organic agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Change

Barbara Frei

Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Natural Resource Sciences · McGill University

Conservation biologist, scientific communicator & collaborative researcher. Champion for conservation in a rapidly changing world.

Conservation Biology Ecosystem services Biodiversity Agroecosystems Birds Birding

Justina Ray

President and Senior Scientist · Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Justina Ray's research is focused on evaluating the role of shifting landscapes in biodiversity decline and/or change in forested ecosystems

Conservation Planning Forested Ecosystems Biodiversity Wildlife Ecology Wildlife Conservation