Sasha Kabanov, Ph.D.

Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC at Chapel Hill

Kabanov has conducted pioneering research that has considerably influenced current ideas and approaches in drug delivery and nanomedicine.

Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Development Chemistry Science Biochemistry

Tyler McQuade, Ph.D.

Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Improving the World one reaction at a time.

Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD

University Provost; Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship · Villanova University

Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, is a recognized scholar in the areas of entrepreneurship and strategic management.

Higher Education Market and Non-market Based Competition Decision Making Entrepreneurship Innovation

Eric Feron

Professor, Aerospace Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Eric Feron uses fundamental concepts of control systems, optimization and computer science to address problems in aerospace engineering.

Flight Mechanics & Controls Air Traffic Control Systems Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Aerospace Software Systems

Jose Cibelli

Professor of Animal Science and of Physiology · Michigan State University

Pioneer on Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer - cloning in mammals and zebrafish

Cellular Reprogramming Stem Cells

James K. Ferri, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Ferri is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at VCU

Advanced Manufacturing Stability in disperse systems Interfacial Phenomena Process intensification

M.V. Lee Badgett

Professor of Economics · University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage.

Economics of Sexual Orientation and Same-Sex Marriage Gay Marriage LGBT Inclusion Labor Economics Same-sex Couples

Andrea Hershatter

Senior Lecturer of Organization & Management; Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Design Thinking Management Education Economics Millennial Generation Entertainment

Dr Ahmad Beltagui

Senior Lecturer · Aston University

Dr Beltagui is an experienced researcher with expertise in Advanced Services, Innovation & Design Management and 3D Printing.

Manufacturing Management Innovation 3d Printing Services

David Noble, Ph.D.

Director · University of Connecticut

Professor Noble focuses on digital entrepreneurship, higher education innovation, and futurist development

Name, Image, and Likeness Mobility Venture Capital Blockchain Digital Transformation

Haroon Ullah

Policy Planning Staff · U.S. Department of State

A scholar, diplomat and author of widely acclaimed Bargain From The Bazaar and Vying for Allah's Vote. Visit haroonullah.com.

Public Policy Pakistan Diplomacy International Relations Foreign Policy

Aaron McCright

Professor and Chairperson, College of Social Science/Lyman Briggs College · Michigan State University

Dr. McCright specializes in environmental sociology, sociology of science and technology, and social movements.

Political Polarization Values and Sciences Climate Change Politics Climate Change Climate Change Denial

Patricia Elliot

Founder · MindCircles

Author, Inspirational, Motivational Speaker, Broadcaster, Blogger, Vlogger, Academic Examiner

Inner Success & Happiness Personal Development Stress Prevention/Management Realising Your Potential

April Rinne

Director of WaterCredit · Water.org

Chief Strategy Officer, Collaborative Lab

Aron Solomon

Founder · Aron Brand Ventures EU

Startup founder, advisor, investor, board member. Education and legal innovator. FASTCASE 50.

Motivating and Training Leaders Change Management Building & Leading Global Teams Team Building and Motivation Through Personal Challenge and Incentives Legal Technology

Allyson Hewitt

Director, SiG@MaRS and Director, Social Entrepreneurship · MaRS Discovery District

Creating the conditions that expand the realm of entrepreneurship so it incorporates a strong social component is what SiG@MaRS achieves

Social Innovation Social Finance Nonprofit Management Fundraising Social Enterprise

Glen Hodgson

Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist · The Conference Board of Canada

Turning the Telescope Around: Get the bigger picture on how macroeconomics influences public policy and the financial health of your country

Economic Forecasting International Business Productivity and Innovation Economic Analysis

Amanda Hooykaas

Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Association · University of Guelph

Bridge-builder, experiential educator, wilderness guide, lover of heritage, gardens, stories, and community.

Geography Sense of Community Sense of Place Belonging Creative Destruction

William L. Andrews, Ph.D.

E. Maynard Adams Professor of English Emeritus, Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Andrews is an expert in African American literature, Southern literature and North American slave narratives.

Southern Literature American Literature to 1900 African American Literature Slavery Digital Humanities

Lynda Gratton

Founder & CEO · Hot Spots Movement

One of 2011's top 50 business thinkers and internationally recognized global authority on the people implications of human resource strategy

Human Resources High-Performing Virtual Teams Flexible Working Valuable Cross-Business Networks and Relationships Corporate Culture