Jennifer Lundquist

Professor of Sociology / Senior Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jennifer Lundquist examines the pathways through which racial, ethnic and gender inequalities are perpetuated in institutional settings.

Workplace Inequality Online Dating Behaviors Race and Ethnicity Inequality

Bree Akesson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work · Wilfrid Laurier University

Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University who conducts research with children and families affected by war and global social work

Refugee and Human Rights Issues War and Violence Children and Families Social Work Social Work Education

Elliott Silverstein

Director, Government Relations, Insurance · CAA Club Group

Elliott manages and executes key elements of CAA’s provincial advocacy role, and overseeing municipal advocacy efforts.

Government Relations & Public Affairs Issues Management Legislation Policy Analysis Strategic Advocacy

Josh Clinton

Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science · Vanderbilt University

Polling expert who uses statistical methods to explain political processes. Co-directs the Vanderbilt Poll.

Voters Tennessee politics Polling American Politics Political polls

Lisa Briggs

Professor, Director of Emergency and Disaster Management · Western Carolina University

Lisa Briggs specializes in forensic based criminology with a focus on missing persons, as well as the use of scent detection K9s.

Crime and Deviance Forensic Based Criminology Criminology Missing Persons Scent Detection K9s

Nadia Matos

Manager, External Communications · CAA South Central Ontario

Media spokesperson and subject matter expert on winter driving, road trips and travel.

Road Trips Travel and Tourism Winter Driving Strategic Communications

Monder Ram

Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship & Professor of Small Business · Aston University

Professor Ram is an authority on small business & ethnic minority entrepreneurship research & has appeared frequently in the media.

Industrial Sociology Migrant and Refugee Entrepreneurship SMEs in the West Midlands Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship SMEs

Carl Jones

Business Owner · Carl Jones

Business Owner at Carl Jones Speaker

Author Ptsd Recovery Change & Uncertainty Change Communication Caveman

Juliet Daniel

Professor of Biology · McMaster University

Dr. Daniel is a Cancer Biologist with expertise in breast cancer, racial disparities in cancer, and diversity issues in higher education.

Cadherin-mediated cell adhesion Cell & Molecular Biology Developmental Biology Kaiso and transcription factors Women in Science and Engineering

Kjell Rudestam, Ph.D., ABPP, DSC

Faculty Emeritus - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Doctoral Faculty in the School of Psychology

Couples Therapy Psychopathology Research in Psychotherapy Family Therapy Research Methods

Toussaint Losier

Associate Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Toussaint Losier's research focuses on grassroots responses to the postwar emergence of mass incarceration in Chicago and other areas

Mass Incarceration Grassroots Responses to Mass Incarceration Criminal Justice Policy Incarceration and Racial Disparity

V. Peter Harder

Senior Policy Advisor · Dentons Canada LLP

Highly engaging speaker with over 30 years at the centre of Canadian law, government decision-making, foreign affairs & international trade.

International Trade Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs Public Policy International Natural Resources and Infrastructure Cleantech

Heather Battaly, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy · University of Connecticut

Professor Battaly works in epistemology and ethics, with a focus epistemic virtue.

Procrastinators Slackers Closed-Mindedness Human Characteristics Dogmatism

Martha Paynter

Registered Nurse, President of the Board · Wellness Within

Access to abortion, prison abolition, criminalization and reproductive health

Health Services Management Feminist Health Advocacy Childbirth Breastfeeding Pain Management

Charles Eduardos, C.Ht.

Executive/Life Transformation Coach - Motivational/Inspirational Speaker · Victorious Living System

Executive/Life Transformation Coach, Motivational/Inspirational Speaker

Victorious Living Mastering Stress Dream Big From Dreams to Plans to Reality Free to Be Me!

S. E. Day

The Graceful Negotiator & Personal Finance Expert · The Legally Steal Show, Inc / S.E. Day & Associates

Give me 60 minutes! I will have your audience closing more deals even when their clients don't want to purchase!

The Graceful Art of Negotiations Sales Motivation Leadership Under Fire Leadership Synergies Women in Business

Peter Smith Ring, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Management, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Networks and Strategic Alliances Public Sector-Private Sector Collaboration Inter-organizational Relationships Strategic Management

Michael Laine

President · LiftPort Group

Think Big! There is a profound difference between 'difficult', 'very hard' and 'impossible'. We're building an Elevator to Space. Really.

Space Advanced Technology Leadership Operational Management Nanotechnology

Jen House

Communications Coordinator · Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Communications Coordinator at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Media Relations Media Spokesperson External Communications

Dr Felicity Deamer

Research Fellow, English · Aston University

Dr Deamer's research explores the linguistic and communicative dynamics of police interviews.

Linguistics Mental Health Use of Language