Leonard Haynes, PhD

Former Trustee · Fielding Graduate University

International higher education; public diplomacy; appointed Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education in 2017

Nonprofits Public Speaking Higher Education Community Outreach Grants

Casey Call

Assistant Director, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice · Texas Christian University

Dr. Casey Call is the Assistant Director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

Therapeutic Family Activities Importance Of Strong Family Connections Family Dynamics Parents Becoming Teachers Talking To Children About Scary Topics

Emily Deering Crosby

Assistant Professor of Communication · University of Mary Washington

Emily Deering Crosby is a rhetorical critic of popular culture with research concentrations in feminist criticism.

Popular Culture Feminist Criticism Critical Sport Study Digital Rhetoric Women in Country Music

Bonnie Brayton

National Executive Director · DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada

Ms. Brayton is a strong leader in both the feminist and disability movements

Public Speaking Fundraising Event Planning Civil Rights Education

Jacqueline Kennelly

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology · Carleton University

Professor Kennelly's work encompasses youth cultural studies, critical educational studies, urban sociology, and social movements

Youth Cultures Citizenship Democracy Social Inclusion and Exclusion Globalization and Neoliberalism

Helen Louise Gillis

National President – Volunteer · Canadian Council of the Blind

She has served on the CCB at all levels including committees advocating for accessibility for blind/vision impaired Canadians.

Vision Healthcare Vision Health Blindness Nursing

Laura Tamblyn Watts, LLB

President and CEO · CanAge

Nationally and internationally recognized expert on law and aging issues, with a specialty in law reform, policy, partnerships, and more.

Financial Literacy for Vulnerable Populations Plain Language Tool Development Legal Research Elder Law Mediation

Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course · World Health Organization

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing Population Ageing Epidemiology Public Health and Ageing

Alex de Ruyter

Professor and Director, Centre for Brexit Studies · Birmingham City University

Alex de Ruyter's main research interests are in labour markets, globalisation, Brexit and economic development

Exonomic Development Labour Markets Brexit Globalisation

Carla Bittel

Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

History of Medicine and Science Gender Issues History of Women's Health Nineteenth-Century U.S. History

Jan Hux

Chief Science Officer · Diabetes Canada

Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications

Avi Savar

Founding Partner · Big Fuel

Founder and Chairman of Big Fuel. Inaugural Cannes Lions Branded Content Jury President. Sought-after industry spokesperson and author.

Branded Content Original Programming for Broadcast & Web Brand Strategy Marketing and Content Creation Social Media & Branding

Carolyn Thomas

Speaker, Blogger · Heart Sisters

Carolyn Thomas is an expert on women, heart disease, and the patient experience.

Women's Health Public Speaking Media Relations Patient Advocacy Patient Safety

Timothy D. Golden

Professor, Lally School of Management; Area Head of Enterprise Management and Organization · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Leading researcher on remote work, telecommuting, telework, and the relationship between technology and managerial behaviors.

Work-At-Home Virtual Teams Virtual Work Telework Telecommuting

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Timothy Dombek

Canon to the Ordinary · The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

I speak, preach, and teach to empower people, generous giving, and mission.

Stewardship Mission and Vision Giving and Planned Giving Disability Access and Advocate

Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Clinical psychology expert, specializing in the study of bullying and weight stigmatization

Weight Discrimination Weight Stigma Weight-based bullying

Spike Jones

General Manager, Strategic Services · Khoros

Word of Mouth Marketing & Brand Ambassador Expert, Social Media Curmudgeon and Published Author

Word of Mouth Marketing Branding and Identity Social Media Building Brand Ambassador Programs Engaging Brand Advocates

Dr. Howard Keeley

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Howard Keeley is the director of the Center for Irish Research and Teaching at Georgia Southern University

Modern Irish Literature

Molly Turner

Lecturer · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leading expert on urban technology

Urban Planning Tourism Policy Economic Development Startups Tech Policy