Angela Chao

Chair and CEO · Foremost Group

Angela Chao is an international executive, public speaker, mentor and philanthropist.

Shipping Maritime

Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Jeanette Wyneken is an expert in vertebrate morphology, physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, and marine conservation biology.

Marine Conservation Biology Physiological Ecology Vertebrate Morphology Behavioral Ecology

Mark C. Urban, Ph.D.

Professor, Arden Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Urban is an expert on climate change impacts on biodiversity and evolutionary ecology of vernal pools, lakes, and streams

Predictive Modeling Eco-Evolution Climate Change Extinction Risk Biodiversity

Christianne Wilhelmson

Executive Director · Georgia Strait Alliance

Non-profit leader in ocean conservation in urban British Columbia, where 75 per cent of the province's population lives, works and plays.

Ocean Conservation Whale protection Habitat protection Marine planning Salmon Aquaculture

Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.

Research Professor at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute · Florida Atlantic University

Brian Lapointe’s research interests include algal physiology and biochemistry, marine bioinvasions and marine conservation.

Marine Bioinvasions Coral Reef Ecology Algal Physiology Biochemistry Seagrass Ecology

Robynne Berg

Director · Berg Consulting Group

An experienced, compelling speaker explains how companies can create leaps in value and profit through innovative strategy and leadership.

Blue Ocean Strategy Transformational Leadership Strategy

Helen Fricker

Professor · UC San Diego

Helen Amanda Fricker's research focuses on ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland and their role in the climate system.

Sea-Level Rise Ice Sheets and Sea Levels Antarctic Geophysics Planetary Physics Geophysics

Thomas Kostigen

Writer · Thomas Kostigen

Climate Risk // NYT Bestselling Author

Journalism Environment Financial Services Weather Climate

Jaye E. Cable, Ph.D.

Chair, Environment, Ecology and Energy Program (E3P), and Professor, Department of Marine Sciences College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Jaye Cable focuses on Groundwater-Surface Interactions, Geochemistry and Wetland Hydrology.

Coastal Hydrology and Geochemistry Subterranean Estuaries and Groundwater Discharge Low Temperature Geochemistry / Biogeochemistry Wetland Hydrology and Hydrodynamics

Rachel O'Neill, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics · University of Connecticut

Dr. O'Neill's research projects use molecular genetic approaches to study centromere function and evolution

Genome Stability Genomics Cancer Susceptibility

Rob DeConto

Professor and Co-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

Ralph Keeling

Professor · UC San Diego

Ralph Keeling's research focuses on atmospheric composition, the carbon cycle, and climate change.

Atmospheric Gasses Air-sea Gas Exchange Atmospheric Oxygen Paleoclimate and Climate Change Global Carbon Cycle

Bland Simpson

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Bland Simpson is an award-winning author, musician, playwright and songwriter and an expert on N.C.'s coast and waterways.

Creative Writing North Carolina's coast and waterways Writing on the Natural World Coastal Studies Playwriting

Rhiannon Mayne

Associate Professor, Oscar and Juanita Monnig Endowed Chair of Meteoritics and Planetary Science · Texas Christian University

Environmental science expert, specializing in mineralogy, geochemistry, and spectra of asteroidal meteorites

Planets Meteors Astroids

Marty Ralph

Research Meteorologist, Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) · UC San Diego

F. Martin Ralph is a research meteorologist focused on understanding the processes that create extremes in precipitation.

Atmospheric Rivers Observations Atmospheric Chemistry Precipitation Hydrometeorology

H. Shelton Weeks, Ph.D.

Expert in real estate and financial markets · Florida Gulf Coast University

H. Shelton Weeks has extensive industry experience in valuation of real property with an emphasis on senior living projects.

Economics Corporate Finance Real Estate Financial Markets Investments

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

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD

Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment; Director of the MS in Environmental Science Graduate Program | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, researches the environmental change impacting tropical ocean ecosystems and conservation and management strategies.

Marine Invertebrates Coral Reefs Ecosystems Ocean Environments

Eric Rignot

Professor and Chair, Earth System Science · UC Irvine

Dr. Rignot works to understand the interactions of glaciers and climate and what effects they will have on global sea levels.

Ice Sheet Dynamics and Mass Balance Climate Change Glaciology Radar

Elizabeth Frankenberg, Ph. D.

Director, Carolina Population Center; Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Sociology · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: How individuals and families respond to unexpected population-level disasters.

Disaster Psychology Disaster Behavioral Health Illness Demography Health