Suzanne Tulien, Brand Consultant, Speaker,Author

Principal &Founder · The Brand Ascension Group

Brand Elevation Enthusiast! I align business + personal brands to walk their talk, from the inside out.

Internal Brand Development Employee Engagement & Development Brand Alignment Brand Advocacy Brand Positioning

Brenda Nicolas

Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Brenda Nicolas is an expert in Latin American Indigenous diasporas, transnationalism, communal participation/identity & settler colonialism.

Social Movements Critical Indigenous Studies Latin American Indigenous Diaspora Mexican Migration Zapotec & Mixtec Indigeneity

Lea Deesing

Assistant City Manager, former CIO · City of Riverside

Motivate staff and spark innovation. Encourage kids to pursue STEM fields. Increase government transparency and improve cyber security.

Information Technology Innovation Leadership STEM Education Government

Evelyn McDonnell

Professor of Journalism and New Media and Director of Journalism · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Journalism New Media Popular Culture and Society Women's Studies

Christopher Kaczor

Professor of Philosophy and Director, Ethics Program · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Bioethics Ethics Positive Psychology & Spirituality Catholic Church

Kirk Wakefield, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing · Baylor University

Dr. Wakefield is the Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

Sports Marketing Sports Branding Sports Psychology Team Sports Marketing Entertainment Marketing

Veena Dubal

Associate Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contact: dubalv@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4860 / Office 364-200

Critical Race Theory Sociology of Social Movements Legal Anthropology Work Law Law and Social Change

Annabelle Singer

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Annabelle Singer researches to understand how neural activity produces memories and spurs the brain’s immune system.

Alzheimer's Disease Virtual Reality Optogenetics Learning & Memory Neural Coding & Decoding

Leslie Kern

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program · Mount Allison University

Expert in urban social issues, including gentrification, gender, and inequalities.

Gentrification/Displacement Gender Cities Urban Affairs Enviromental Justice

Lee McKnight

Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation · Syracuse University

Visionary Inventor of Cloud to Edge Software Applications - Edgeware Wiglets and Gridlets

Virtual Markets and Wireless Grids Social Radio Social Emergency Response Edgeware Creative Destruction

Catherine Murray

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Enrolment Management, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences · Simon Fraser University

Dr. Murray is a professor in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and member of the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities.

Communication Rights and Global Trade Broadcast Policy Cultural Infrastructure and Creative Cities Cultural Participation Cultural Practices

Robert Rabil, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Robert Rabil is an expert in political Islam, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S.-Arab relations.

U.S. Foreign Policy Reform in the Arab world U.S.-Arab Relations Terrorism Political Islam

Gerald Gamm

Professor of Political Science and History · University of Rochester

Gamm is an expert in U.S and urban politics

Congress State Politics U.S. Politics Urban Politics State Legislatures

Ugo Mattei

Distinguished Professor of Law and Alfred and Hanna Fromm Chair in International and Comparative Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: matteiu@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4646 / Office 623-200

Comparative Law Economics and the Law European Community Law African Law Anthropological and Ecological Approaches to Law

Robert Bryce

Senior Fellow · The Manhattan Institute

One of America’s most prominent energy journalists, a dynamic public speaker, and a regular commentator on national television.

Energy Green Energy Technology Oil and Gas

Allan Havis

Professor of Playwriting and Department Chair · UC San Diego

The Department of Theatre and Dance chair, Allan Havis is a playwright and novelist, and researches American cult cinema

Arts in Higher Education American and Contemporary Literature Fiction Writing Theater Playwriting

Kristal Brent Zook

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

Prof. Zook is an award-winning journalist and author who covers social justice, race, and gender issues in media and politics.

Journalism Media Analysis Social Justice Issues Politics Race and Gender Relations

Boise Thomas

Actor, TV Host, Speaker, Activist, Environmentalist

Boise has inspired, entertained and educated over 100,000 people in a live setting. His ability to connect with anyone is second to none.

Being A Green Tv Host Activist and Environmental Cause Agent Ethanol and Alternative Fuels Grass Roots Marketing and Branding Relationships

Roy C. Vella

Managing Director · Vella Ventures Ltd.

Digital Strategy Expert, NED/Advisor & Entrepreneur

Innovation Digital Transformation Business Development & Partnerships Business Strategy

Maya Wilson-Sanchez

Curator, Writer, and Researcher · C Magazine, OCAD University

Maya Wilson-Sanchez is a curator and writer based in Toronto.

Curatorial Studies Performance Art Indigenous Art Art History Visual and Critical Studies