Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor · Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Lin’s epidemiologic research established the impact of hearing loss on the risk of cognitive decline, dementia & brain aging in elderly

Hearing Aids Cognitive Decline Epidemiology Aging Hearing Loss

Dr. Stefan Zimmer

Secretary General · EHIMA, the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers’ Association

Dr. Stefan Zimmer is an expert in the hearing sector, focusing on hearing healthcare, hearing technology and hearing loss prevention.

Hearing Implant Solutions Hearing Aids Health Policy International Relations Hearing Loss

Sue Archbold, PhD, Hon LLD

Consultant · Independent

With 40 years experience with deaf children and adults in practice, management and research, Sue advises globally on ear and hearing care.

Public Health Education Multi Professional Working Hearing Care Cochlear Implantation

Emily Lund

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders · Texas Christian University

Emily Lund works with children suffering from hearing loss to improve their literary skills.

Aural Rehabilitation Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders Early Intervention with Children with Hearing Loss Spoken and Written Word Learning in Children with Hearing Loss from Monolingual and Bilingual Homes Emergent Literacy Skills of Children with Hearing Loss

Eric Durant, P.E., Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Eric Durant's research focuses on real-time audio processing with a focus on hearing aids and artificial intelligence/deep learning.

Deep Learning Audio Processing Beamforming Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Dr. Walter Wittich

Associate Professor · School of Optometry, University of Montreal

Dr. Walter Wittich's expertise focuses on the rehabilitation of older adults with combined vision and hearing loss.

Assistive Technologies Vision Rehabilitation Visual Neuroscience Optometry Audiology

Dr. Brian A. Kaplan

Senior Vice President Clinical Strategy and Innovation · Cochlear LTD

Dr. Kaplan is an expert in otolaryngology and cochlear implants and overseeing the execution of company sponsored clinical trials.

Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Mangement Healthcare Cochlear Implants Otolaryngology

Dr. Natalie Phillips

Research Chair in Sensory - Cognitive Health in Aging and Dementia · Concordia University

Natalie is an expert in neuropsychology, studies cognition and brain function in healthy older adults and those with/at risk for dementia.

Cognitive Assessment Sensory Function and Cognition Neuropsychology Aging and Dementia Bilingualism

Jonathan Rothchild

Professor of Theological Studies and BCLA Associate Dean · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Contemporary Moral Issues Christian Theology Christian Ethics Theological Ethics Law and Religion

Teresa A. Nance, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Chief Diversity Officer; Associate Professor of Communication · College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Villanova University

Dr. Nance is a leader in diversity and inclusion in higher ed, specializing in interpersonal communication and multicultural affairs.

Diversity and Inclusion African-American Rhetoric African-American Performance Professional Presentation Diversity in Higher Education

Tony Ulwick

Founder & CEO · Strategyn

Tony is the pioneer of Jobs-to-be-Done Theory and the inventor of Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI).

Outcome-Driven Innovation Marketing Strategy Innovation Management Strategy Innovation Consulting

Alicia Walf

Senior Lecturer, Cognitive Science · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Neuroscientist with extensive research into body, brain, and mind relationships related to brain health, social cognition and emotions.

Brain Health Emotion Memory Neuroplasticity Well-Being

Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd

Reader in Consumer Psychology · Anglia Ruskin University

Cathrine has media experience commentating on issues such as buyer behaviour, encouraging less consumption, & making sustainable purchases.

Consumer Psychology Product Touch and Image Sustainable Buying Consumer Choices Buying Behaviour

Mara Scanlon

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Professor of English, Department of English, Linguistics and Communication

Digital Humanities Women’s Literature and Feminist Theory Twentieth-Century Literature Asian American Studies Bakhtinian theory

Marie Coppola, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences focused on language acquisition, ASL, deaf culture, and cognitive science.

Sign Language Structure Cognitive Development Language Emergence Homesign Number Cognition

José Antonio Medina

Extension Instructor · Loyola Marymount University

Allison Sekuler

Associate Vice President and Dean, Graduate Studies · McMaster University

Dr. Sekuler is a Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour with expertise is in vision, aging, higher education, & diversity issues.

Aging Face and Object Recognition Perceptual Organization Pattern Vision Motion Perception

Saad Bhamla

Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

The Bhamla Lab explores fundamental and applied research questions through the development of new experimental tools and techniques.

Materials and Nanotechnology Biotechnology Organismic Physics Global Health Complex Systems

Prof. Perminder Sachdev

Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) · UNSW Sydney

Neuropsychiatry expert revolutionizing our understanding of the ageing brain, apropos of lifestyle choices

Cognitive Reserve Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) Geriatrics and Gerontology Neurosciences Neurogenetics

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