Dr. Patrick Dixon

Chairman · Global Cahange Ltd.

Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.

Connected Technologies Retirement Public Policy Work Active Ageing

Professor Dimitra Simeondiou

Professor of High Performance Networks and Director of the Smart Internet Lab · University of Bristol

Leading on mobile communications, 5G networks and the internet

Logistics Digital Transformation in Vertical sectors including smart cities optical communication IT Networks Telecommunications

Steffanie Scott

Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Management · University of Waterloo

Leading international scholar on food security, food system change, and COVID-19 impacts on the food suppy.

Food Agriculture & Environment COVID-19 (Coronavirus) China Food Policy Local Food Systems

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.

Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health · University of Connecticut

Expert on the role of racism and gender norms in African American male health and healthcare inequities.

Ptsd African American Men Health Health Disparities Military Mental Health

Craig M. Wheeland, PhD

Vice Provost for Academics; Professor of Public Administration · Villanova University

Craig M. Wheeland , PhD, is an expert in urban politics, local government, and public administration.

Public Administration Urban Politics Local Government Higher Education Academic Integrity

Dr. Margaret Neal

Director, Institute on Aging · Portland State University

Dr. Neal is Director of the Institute on Aging and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University.

Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Frailty

Barbara Mennel

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Barbara Mennel’s research interests include transnational cinematic practices and the intersection of urban studies and film studies.

Humanities Film Studies German Studies

Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course · World Health Organization

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing Population Ageing Epidemiology Public Health and Ageing

Jacqueline Lambiase

Professor, Strategic Communication · Texas Christian University

Jacqueline Lambiase has consulted or spoken to groups about earning their share of discussion in social media and public relations.

teaching female political candidates in Texas how to tell their story Public Relations Ethics Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Media and Marketing

Mario Lefebvre

Director, Centre for Municipal Studies · The Conference Board of Canada

City Hall 101: Find out what the latest research indicates as it relates to the economic and financial state of North American cities

The Economics of Cities Economic Analysis Centre for Municipal Studies

Josh Sookman

CEO · Guardly

CEO at Guardly. VC experience. Mentor at JOLT Accelerator and INcubes. Toronto StartupDigest co-curator.

Raising Seed Financing (For Startups) Employee Safety Campus Safety Workplace Violence Working Alone

Jase Bernhardt

Assistant Professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability · Hofstra University

Dr. Bernhardt has had a lifelong passion for studying weather and climate. His current research focuses hurricane preparedness.

Virtual Reality to Promote Evacuation Meteorology Environmental History Climate Weather

Dr. Christopher Strelluf

Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics · University of Warwick

Dr Strelluf researches dialects of English with particular focus on the changes resulting from a range of social and linguistic factors

Language Development Dialects History of English Accents Rules of English

Iñaki Alday

Dean, Richard Koch Chair in Architecture · Tulane University

Iñaki Alday utilizes a multidisciplinary global vision and social and environmental ethics to examine the role of architecture in society

Sustainable Architecture Eco-ethics Architecture and the Built Enivronment Architecture River City Urban Planning

Luis Ricardo Fraga

Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Acting Chair, Department of Political Science · University of Notre Dame

Luis Ricardo Fraga specializes in race, education, ethnicity, and Latino politics, as well as immigration, urban and voting rights policy.

Latino Politics Politics of Race Politics of Ethnicity Urban Politics Educational Policy

Martha Radice

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology · Dalhousie University

An anthropologist who studies the social, spatial and cultural dynamics of cities.

Urban Studies Public Space Études urbaines Espace public Multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism

Sutirtha Bagchi, PhD

The Diana & James Yacobucci ’73 Assistant Professor, Economics | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Sutirtha Bagchi, PhD, is an expert in public finance.

Business Taxicab Medallions Cable Regulation Tax Compliance and Tax Evasion Public Pensions

Kari Watkins

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Kari Watkins' research interests revolve around multi-modal transportation planning and the use of technology in transportation.

Complete Streets Design Traveler Information Transportation Planning Smart Cities Sustainable Communities

Ms. Christine Young

Director of Community Development · City of Melville

Christine is the Director Community Development at the City of Melville.

Age-friendly Environments Urban Planning Education and Training Active Ageing Built Environment

Julie Brigham-Grette

Professor of Geosciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Julie Brigham-Grette is an internationally-renowned expert on climate evolution in the Arctic.

Polar climate Arctic Science Climate Change Sedimentology Glaciology