Penelope Gurstein

Professor and Director, SCARP · University of British Columbia

Dr. Penny Gurstein is Professor and Director of the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Centre for Human Settlements at UBC.

Multimedia and Planning Affordable Housing Work and Society Technology Community-Based Research

Leela Viswanathan

Associate Professor, Department of Planning and Geography · Queen's University

Leela Viswanathan teaches topics about social planning, planning history, qualitative research methods, and urban geography.

Urban Geography Qualitative Research Methods Indigenous-Municipal Relations in Planning Social Planning University-Community Engagement

Mindy Benson

President · Southern Utah University

Specializes in higher education administration, event management and production, community relations, fundraising, and donor engagement

Donor Engagement Higher Education Administration Outreach in Rural Communities History of Southern Utah University Event Planning, University Commencement

Michael Mendez

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy · UC Irvine

Michael Mendez has experience in the public and private sectors, where he consulted and actively engaged in the policymaking process.

Global climate change policy Environmental Planning Public Policy Legislative Relations Climate Change

Robbie Albert

Managing Partner · The Riverdale Group

An innovator that works at the intersection of information services, digital media and SaaS software

Business Development Strategic Planning Go to Market Strategies Marketing Strategy Brand Strategy

Lyle Bunn (Ph.D. Hon)

Strategy Architect / Principal · BUNN Co.

The Marquee Man! Put your event in lights with the dynamic media industry's leading expert & educator on Enterprise Place-based Media

Digital Out-Of-Home (Dooh) Project Planning & Management Business and Project Tuning and Acceleration Business Relationship Development Vendor Selection Negotiation and Engagement

Ronald Shapiro

Speaker & Consultant · Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D.

Improve job or school performance, educate, and entertain at the same time!!! Learning which is applicable and a ton of fun!!!

Human Factors/Ergonomics Leadership/Management/Teamwork Career Development Understanding Human Capabilities and Limitations Special Recognition

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

Urbanist and Feminist Geographer · Simon Fraser University

Specializes in equity and inclusion. Uses policy analysis and collaborative research with women and LGBTQ people to examine urban change.

Geographies of social difference (with an emphasis on gender and sexuality) Municipal Social Inclusion Policy Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Oral history methods for research and policymaking

Magnus Egerstedt

Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering · UC Irvine

Magnus Egerstedt is a leading research on control theory, complex networks and robotics.

Multi-system robots Mobile Sensor Networks Complex networks (e.g., optimization and control, resource sharing, dimension reduction) Control Theory Robotics

Desere Cardona

Chief Executive Officer · CARMA

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning Professional

Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Emergency Planning

David Feldman

Professor of Urban Planning & Public Policy and Political Science, Director of Water UCI · UC Irvine

David Feldman specializes in water resources management and policy, global climate change policy, ethics and environmental decisions.

Drought Sustainable Development Ethics and Environmental Decisions Water Resources Management Global climate change policy

Annabelle Nelson, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Doctoral Faculty in the School of Leadership Studies

Consciousness Studies Youth Development Multicultural Education Consciousness Studies Intuition and Imagery

Lindsay Tedds

Associate Professor · University of Victoria

Associate Professor of economics with expertise in the design and implementation of tax policy.

Underground Economy Tax Avoidance Tax and Budget Policy Tax Second-hand Economy

Eric Corey Freed

Founding Principal · OrganicARCHITECT

Green architect, author and visionary

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ESG Investment Strategies Green Buildings Green Architect Carbon

Joan C. Williams

Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: williams@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4706 / Office 402-100

Property Law Feminist Legal Theory Work Life Balance Gender and Sexuality in the Law Work Conflict

Alberto Treves

Consultant · Ed-Space Consulting and Project Management

School Planning and Design expert with innovative ideas.

School Planning and Design Managing Large Capital Improvement Projects Innovation in School Building School Renovation

Suzanne Bernier, CEM, CBCP, MBCI

Author, Crisis Management Consultant, Instructor, and Speaker · SB Crisis Consulting

Former news anchor & one of the world’s leading emergency management authorities, author of the critically-acclaimed book 'Disaster Heroes'.

Emergency Management Crisis & Emergency Management Crisis and Issues Management Disaster Planning and Recovery Crisis Communications

Nikki Koontz

Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communication · Southern Utah University

Specializing in branding, integrated marketing and communication planning, and crisis communication

Higher Education Marketing Crisis & Emergency Management Crisis Communication Strategic Marketing and Communications Reputation Management

Doug Williamson

President and Chief Executive Officer · The Beacon Group

A bold thinker and dynamic speaker, with extensive global experience, who can provide unique insights into today's business challenges.

Megatrends & Seismic Shifts - Coping With the New Reality Leading Through Chaos & Disruption Innovation & Design Thinking Global Leadership in A Modern World Science of Strategic Thinking

Jason von Meding

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jason von Meding is an expert in how disaster affects people.

Disaster and Public Health Preparedness Natural Disaster Assessment Disaster Risk Reduction Disaster Management Sustainability