Cristina (Maria) Tirado

Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Science · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Sustainability Health Climate Change Food

Kit Pogliano

Dean and Professor, Section of Molecular Biology · UC San Diego

Kit Pogliano focuses on biological tools and interactions between microbes to discover new antibiotics.

Microbial Interactions Infectious Disease Microbiology Cell Biology Drug Discovery

Daniel Peppe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director Department of Geosciences · Baylor University

Daniel Peppe's research focuses on understanding how plant and animal communities respond to changes in climate through Earth history.

Paleobotany Paleoclimatology Paleomagnatism Ecosystems Paleoecology

Edward Harwood

CEO and Founder · Aero Farm Systems, LLC

Experienced speaker/panelist for farm to food issues especially using protected agriculture.

Aeroponics Led Lighting as It Relates to Plants

Mark Carlson

Managing Partner · Verdex Capital, AVAC Ltd.

Managing Partner

Venture Capital Agricultural Technology Investments Finance

Becky McCray

Expert for Small Towns · Cattle rancher and rural entrepreneur

Practical steps you can put into action right away to shape a better future for your community

Revitalization Placemaking Small Business Economic Development Rural

Sarah Red-Laird

Advisory Board Member · The New York Bee Sanctuary

Executive Director at Bee Girl

Grant Writing Community Outreach Beekeeping

Nicola Koper

Professor, Natural Resources Institute · University of Manitoba

Conservation biologist, expert on conserving birds, prairies, and tropical ecosystems

Environment Ecology Conservation Biology Conservation Birds Birding

Barry Glick

President · Sunshine Farm & Gardens

Entertaining and educating garden speaker

Native Plants Gardening Landscape

Robert Ashton

Big Society Advisor, Business Author and Consultant · Robert Ashton

A challenging speaker with a unique style. Every presentation is different, reflecting the needs of the event.

Big Society Social Enterprise Mental Health Business Networking

Cheryl Cran

Founder and CEO · NextMapping

Future of Work, Change Leadership Expert

Future of Work Business Generations Workplace Future

Dr. Bob Drost

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Robert Drost's research and teaching focus specifically emphasizes Science Communication and Natural Hazard warning.

Tornado Warning Systems Tornados

Peter Coclanis, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.

Distinguished Professor; Director, Global Research Institute, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D · UNC-Chapel Hill

Albert R. Newsome Professor Professor and Director of the Global Research Institute

Southern Economy Asian Studies Globalization Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Economic Development

Grant Walsh

Director, KPMG Enterprise: Centre for Family Business · KPMG

An international expert on family business succession planning. A pioneer in this field, Grant never fails to captivate his audience.

How to Ensure A Successful Intergenerational Transition Developing A Family Business Governance Structure Along With A Family Governance Structure The Roles of A Family Business Practitioner The Evolution of A Family Business How to Manage Family

Eli Goldstein

Senior Consultant · Customaline (Pty) Ltd

Experienced, innovative speaker on Sustaining Customer Satisfaction

Sustainable Customer Satisfaction Customer Experience or Relationship Customer Information Technology

Patti Pokorchak

Small Biz Sales Coach · Small Biz Sales Coach

Small Business Sales & Marketing Expert!

Sales and Marketing for Event Planners Live Life With No Regrets! Essential Marketing for Small Business

Eric Weaver

CEO · Transparent Path

Bringing IoT, blockchain and AI together to reduce risk, loss and waste in the food supply.

Social Business Consumer Behavior Social Media Social Media Analytics Big Data Analytics

Patricia Norris

Guyer Seevers Chair in Natural Resource Conservation · Michigan State University

An expert in water resources, natural resource conservation, environmental and natural resource governance.

Agricultural Policy Natural Resource Economics Environmental Economics

Stephen Hamilton

Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry · Michigan State University

Expert in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, with particular attention to aquatic environments

Wetlands, Streams, Lakes and Watersheds Acquatic Environments Ecosystem Ecology Biogeochemistry Agricultural Ecology

Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of I-SENSE · Florida Atlantic University

Jason Hallstrom is director of FAU's I-SENSE program.

Data Analytics Communication The Internet of Things Embedded Network Systems Internet-scale Sensing Infrastructure