Stephen Taylor

Senior Associate · National Citizens Coalition

Director at National Citizens Coalition

Public Relations Strategic Communications Media Relations

Graham Rayman

Staff Writer, The Village Voice · Movable Type Management

This Just In! Breaking news is your event will hit the papers when award-winning investigative journalist for The Village Voice is on stage

Journalism Investigative Reporting

Nancy Griffin

Public Relations / Communications Professor & Program Coordinator · Cambrian College

Nancy Griffin is an expert in the fields of public relations, media and communications.

Media Relations Public Relations Crisis Communications Corporate Communicaitons Marketing

Carl Zimmer

Columnist · The New York Times

Columnist at The New York Times

Books Magazine Articles Newspaper Science Biology

Jingsi Christina Wu

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Media studies scholar Jingsi Wu focuses her research on the crossroads of entertainment media, politics, civic engagement, and culture.

Media Studies Political Communication and Social Media Chinese Media Cultural Sociology Game Studies

Fiona Graham

Technology of business reporter · BBC News

Technology of business reporter at BBC News

Journalism Television Writing & Editing Multimedia Reporting Technology

Christopher Finlay

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Political Science Communication New Media Global Communications Journalism

Frank Baumgartner, Ph.D.

Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Research: public policy, agenda-setting, interest groups in American politics, the death penalty and racial profiling in traffic stops.

Race and Profiling Public Policy Death Penalty Interest groups in American politics Agenda-setting

Paul Loeb

Founder · The Campus Election Engagement Project

Author and lecturer on civic engagement

Citizen Activism Community Involvement Political Hope Students Youth Involvement

Marc Smith

Chief Social Scientist · Connected Action

Internet sociologist, using social network analysis and visualization to map and understand social media

Social Media Social Networks Business Collaboration Information Visualization

Erin Griffith

Writer · PandoDaily

Just add water! PandoDaily's resident gardner digs beneath the roots to find the latest stories on the New York startup and technology scene

Entrepreneurship Startups Journalism Technology and Digital Media Technology Startups

Victoria Harres

Director, Audience Development · PR Newswire

Duchess of Twitterville! An organization's online voice is a key to building brand awareness, authenticity, and audience engagement

Social Media Content Marketing Pr & Communications Strategies Social Media for Business Digital Media Strategies

Luvvie Ajayi

Digital Strategist · The Red Pump Project

Award-winning writer, humorist and social media strategist

Social Media Blogging Branding

Peter Savolainen

MSU Foundation Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · Michigan State University

Peter Savolainen’s research examines the fundamental nature of road user behavior

Traffic Operations Connected and autonomous vehicles Statistical and Econometric Methods Transportation Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation

Justin H. Gross

Associate Professor of Political Science · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Justin Gross's research focuses on U.S. ideologies, political communication in mass and social media, public opinion, and public policy.

Framing Public Policy and the News Public Opinion and American Politics Identity and political beliefs Political Communication and Social Media U.S. Ideologies

Mario Murillo

Professor of Radio, Television, Film · Hofstra University

Prof. Murillo has special interest in community-based radio journalism, Latin American studies, citizen's media, and civic engagement.

Civic Engagement Documentary Production Community Radio Latino Culture and History U.S./Latin American Policy

Richard Campanella

Associate Dean for Research, Senior Professor of Practice - Architecture and Geography · Tulane University

Richard Campanella's research integrates mapping and spatial analyses with architecture, social science and the humanities.

Geographic Information Systems Architecture Urbanism Geography Human Settlements

Michael Garrity

CEO and Founder · CommunityLend

Reclaiming capital and resetting the rules on banking are how CommunityLend's CEO facilitates an empowered community of lenders & investors

Partnership Management Business Management Investments Business Plan Execution Traditional & Social Web Marketing

Cliff Schecter

Principal & President · Libertas, LLC

Enter Stage Left: Liberate your perspective with Libertas's progressive PR guy, columnist, We Act Radio co-founder, and bestselling author

Progressive Journalism Public Relations & Earned Media Strategy New Media Strategy & Execution Polling & Message Development Media Training

Dr. Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer · AARP

Dr. Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Retirement Human Rights