Giovanna Mingarelli

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder · M&C Consulting and Mcrowdsourcing Canada (MC2) Inc.

Giovanna Mingarelli is an entrepreneur, crowdsourcing expert, public speaker and writer

Social & Digital Media Strategic Communicaitons Entrepeneurship Public Speaking Politics

Manisha Sinha, Ph.D.

Draper Chair in American History · University of Connecticut

Dr. Sinha is an expert in Civil War and Reconstruction

Feminism Abolition Slavery

Nicky Pattinson

SPEAKER/SALES TURNAROUND · Hiyaitsnicky

''NICKY SPEAK FRIDAY... she's not forgotton MONDAY... (most are).

Candice Odgers

Professor Psychological Science · UC Irvine

Candice Odgers is a developmental psychologist who studies adolescents’ mental health and development.

Early Adversity Quantitative Psychology Social Inequality Technology and Young People Digital Inequality

Jody Tate

Director of Research and Policy · The Health Policy Partnership

Jody’s role at HPP includes policy initiatives over vaccination, atrial fibrillation, osteoporosis and BRCA-related breast cancer.

International Health Global Health Health Policy Interntional Development Healthcare

Martha Belury

Professor, Human Sciences | College of Education and Human Ecology · The Ohio State University

Professor Belury conducts biological and nutritional research into how diet and lifestyle alter obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders

Nutrition Nutrition & Disease Prevention Nutrition & Lifestyle Changes Nutrition & Wellness Nutrition (Eating Emotionally)

Larisa DeSantis

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Studies mammal teeth and bones to determine how they responded to ancient climate change and reasons why they went extinct.

saber-tooth cats Paleoecology Ancient Australian Animals Ancient Climate Change Paleontology

Donald Hoffman

Professor Cognitive Science · UC Irvine

Donald Hoffman studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology.

Visual Recognition Virtual Reality Philosophy Consciousness and Cognition Machine and Human Vision

Dr. Adey Nyamathi

Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Nursing · UC Irvine

Dr. Nyamathi conducts studies among vulnerable groups, including homeless, drug-addicted and incarcerated persons and gay/bisexual youth.

Vulnerable Populations Tuberculosis Role of Nursing Hiv/Aids Hepatitis

Sam Davidson

Author, Keynote Speaker, and Social Entrepreneur

Engaging and experienced speaker that uses stories to motivate and inspire any audience

Nonprofit Management Social Entrepreneruship Community Leadership Simplify Your Life Personal Development

Keith Sawyer, M.A, Ph.D.

Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations · UNC at Chapel Hill

Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, with focus on creativity, innovation, and learning.

Anthropology Sociology Psychology Pedagogy Ethnography and Participant Action Research

James Williams, PhD

Professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics · Soka University

Professor Williams examines education using Baudrillard's perspective on consumerism and simulacra

Clasical Rhetoric Psycholinguistics Assessment Neoliberalism Higher Education

B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Carly Alyssa Thorne

CEO - Collaborative Empowerment Implementer & Muse · Linked Local Network

Multi-Sensory, Multi-Media Conscious Business Transformations - Link Locally - Connect Globally

We Leadership Social We Media Paying It Forward the Ripple Effect Conscious Business Collaborations Compassionate Passionate Communications

Paul J. Gertler

Professor | Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics | Professor, School of Public Health | Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact | Scientific Director, Center for Effective Global Action · University of California, Berkeley

Financial Inclusion Labor Markets Early Childhood Development and Education Impact Evaluation Poverty Alleviation

Anne-Marie Minihane

Professor of Nutrigenetics, Head of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine and Director of Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing (NIHA) · University of East Anglia

Her research explores the link between healthier eating and preventing brain disease.

Healthy Eating Nutrigenetics Heart Disease Nutrition Preventitive Medicine

Kate McInturff

Director · Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Kate McInturff is director of the CCPA's initiative on gender equality and public policy, Making Women Count.

Gender Equality Policy Analysis Family policy Labour Economics Budget and Tax Policy

Dr Giles Birchley

Research Fellow in Population and Health Sciences · University of Bristol

Specialist in medical ethics with a core focus on the decision-making processes that impact children's treatment

Adult Decisions on Child Healthcare Health Law Bioethics Health Sciences Medical Ethics

Avtar Nordine Zouareg

President/Owner · Avtar Wellness

Health and Fitness Expert ♦Former World Champion/ Mr. Universe ♦ Keynote Speaker ♦ Author

Motivational Speaking Wellness Stress Management Optimum Performance Weight Loss

Rhonda Armstrong

Professor of English · Augusta University

Professor Armstrong is an expert in Southern and Appalachian Literature, Death and Culture, and Perceptions of Rural America.

Perceptions of Rural America Appalachian Literature Southern Lite Death and Culture