Brian Alvey

Serial entrepreneur and startup advisor

Brian Alvey is a leader in online publishing. His software makes creative people more powerful.

Cloud Computing Startups Entrepreneurship Digital Media Software Platforms

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

Taryn Vander Hoop

Professor of Dance · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of Dance

Arts Marketing and Administration Event Planning and Production Choreography Dance Pedagogy

Bradley H. Smith

Director of Marketing, Investor Relations & Compliance Solutions · PR Newswire

Speaks to how multimedia and content management solutions are shaping the investor relations market

Public and Media Relations Online Marketing Sales Campaign Management Social Media Strategies Marketing and Corporate Communications

Katherine Dennis

Public Program Coordinator · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Katherine Dennis is the recipient of the 2013 Middlebrook Prize.

Curating Museum Collections Art History Public Art Art Education

Mark Evan Schwartz

Associate Professor, Screenwriting · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

Feature Film Writing and Development Adaptation Feature Film Screenwriting

Elaine Fogel

President and Chief Marketing Officer · Solutions Marketing & Consulting LLC

Engaging speaker and marketing thought leader combines her marketing, branding and customer service know-how with her love of performance.

Cause Marketing/Corporate Philanthropy Content Marketing Marketing/Branding Customer/Stakeholder Orientation & Engagement Customer/Stakeholder Retention

Noor Ashikin Aziz

Digital General Manager · Taking Digital Forward

Executive Creative Director & Digital Business Management

Creative Thinking Creative Strategy Digital Strategy

Yin Brown

LPS Greater Toronto Area Project Coordinator · DisAbled Women's Network of Canada

Seasoned program and project manager, dynamic trainer and speaker, and passionate advocate for equity and inclusion.

Customize programs to reach organizational objectives.

Leesa Bringas

Technician / Coordinator · Cambrian College

A skilled and talented multi-disciplinary visual artist whose art has been showcased in Canada and abroad.

Multi Disciplinary Visual Arts Arts Advocacy Artist-Run Centres

Hilary Weber

Founder · Opportu

Engaging, high energy speaker, coaching business leaders on overcoming barriers and attaining individual, team and organizational success

Employee Engagement Leadership Development Relationship Building Emotional Intelligence Training Values-Based Organizations

Lawrence Lacey

Lecturer of Theatre Arts · Loyola Marymount University

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Scene Study Business of Acting (Headshots, Auditions, Cold Reading, Career Development, Casting, Internet Sites, etc.) Coaching Acting Directing

Lauren Fournier

Contemporary Writer, Curator, Artist, and Researcher · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Lauren Fournier is a writer, curator, artist, filmmaker, and researcher of experimental feminist practices across media

Visual Culture & Theory Curating Filmmaking Environmental Humanities Gender and Sexual Diversity

Catherine Kaputa

Brand Strategist, Speaker and Author · SelfBrand

Branding, Personal Branding, Innovation, Leadership, Women's Issues

Dr. Frances Westley

JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo · Social Innovation Generation

Putting the SOCIAL in change is the JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at SiG@Waterloo, which builds capacity for social innovation

Sustainable Development Social Innovation Social Finance Engagement and Social Change Social Innovation and Resilience

Nelson Guda, PhD

Independent Artist · Studio of Nelson Guda

Artist, TEDx Speaker, Creator

Conservation Issues Peace Building Community Engagement Climate Change Motivational Speaking

Kelly Hadous

Host · Win The Room Radio

host and speaker at TEDx Silicon Alley

Public Speaking Pitching Stress Management

Martha Radice

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology · Dalhousie University

An anthropologist who studies the social, spatial and cultural dynamics of cities.

Urban Studies Public Space Études urbaines Espace public Multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism

Greg Hardin

Librarian II - Reference · Texas Woman's University

Reference Librarian at Texas Woman's University

Academic Libraries Reference Services Library Information Technology

Jennifer Hasken-O'Reggio

Lecturer, School of Film and Television · Loyola Marymount University

Jennifer Haskin-O’Reggio holds a BA in Theater & Fine Arts from Indiana University and an MFA in film production from USC

Directing (Narrative and Documentary) Film Production (Narrative and Documentary) Documentary Development and Producing Multi-Media Video Art