Dr. Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer · AARP

Dr. Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Retirement Human Rights

Dr. Richard Vogel

Dean, School of Business · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Vogel's research is in the economic impact of natural and man-made disasters and disaster policy.

Regional Economic Growth and Development Hazards and Natural Disaster Economic Impact and Policy Economics Education Urban and Regional Economics Development Economics

Dr. Randy McIntosh

Vice-President of Research ; Director, Rotman Research Institute · Baycrest

A world-renowned expert in the use of neuro-imaging methods (fMRI, PET, EEG and MEG) and computational modeling.

Neuroscience Computational Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Brain Imaging Brain Modeling

Ginger Grant

Professor (Marketing and Innovation) · Sheridan College

Innovation Management, Leadership Development, Strategy, Corporate Anthropology, Organizational Design, Scenario Planning, Storytelling

Experiential and Archetypal Marketing Scenario Planning Revisioning Retirement Innovation Culture Design Thinking

Kristi Bowman

Professor of Law · Michigan State University

Expert in K-12 educational policy and law

Educational Policy and Law School Desegregation K-12 Students’ Free Speech Rights Right to Education and Civic Role of Public Schools School Districts in Fiscal Crisis and Governance

Gretchen Helmke

Professor of Political Science · University of Rochester

Professor Helmke's research focuses on democratic political institutions, rule of law, and Latin American politics.

Institutional crises in Latin America Rule of Law Democratic Political Institutions Latin American Politics

David Evans

Principal Hydrogeologist and GWX Managing Director · MWH Global

Hydrogeologist based in Lima, Peru with over 25 years of groundwater and business management experience (17 years in Peru and 8 in Canada)

Hydrogeology Karst Hydrogeology Mining Hydrogeology Mining and Water Geology

Chris Edgelow

Founder and President · Sundance Consulting Inc.

Dynamic, engaging and predominately practical speaker on leading change in complex systems.

Leading Complex Change Communicating Change

Carolyn Dudek

Chair of the Political Science Department, Director of European Studies · Hofstra University

Professor Dudek specializes in comparative politics with regional focuses in Europe and Latin America

Latin American Politics European Politics Regional Economic Growth and Development Fluent in Spanish

Dr. Steen Hasselbalch

Clinical Professor · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Hasselbalch is a consultant neurologist at the Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet, at the University of Copenhagen.

Complex Intervention Strategies Neurodegenerative Disease Biomarkers Psychiatric Diseases Dementia Disorders

Nadine Wathen

Professor · University of Western Ontario

Nadine Wathen is committed to developing and mobilizing knowledge to improve the lives of women and children exposed to family violence.

health information Knowledge Mobilization violence against women/gender-based violence Child Maltreatment Domestic Violence

Professor Gavin Phillipson

Professor of Public Law and Human Rights · University of Bristol

Specialist in online freedom, media law and intrusion, and the right to privacy

Public Law Human Rights Act British Constitution Fake News Free Speech

Louis A. Pérez, Ph.D.

J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History. Director, Institute for the Study of the Americas, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Pérez’s principal research interests center on the 19th and 20th century Caribbean, with a research emphasis on Cuba.

Cuba Cuban Revolution Caribbean Studies Latin American Culture

Ryan Thornburg, M.A.

Associate Professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

Thornburg is an expert in data-driven reporting and media economics.

Digital Elections Engagement Local news Fake News

Margaret Beckel

President and CEO · Canadian Museum of Nature

Champion for creating, advancing and sharing knowledge about nature's past, present and future.

Marketing & Branding Change Management & Strategic Planning Senior Executive Leadership Business Transformation Museum Administration

Dr. Kehinde Andrews

Professor of Black Studies · Birmingham City University

Kehinde Andrews is interested in the areas of race, ethnicity and racism, black studies and how communities overcome inequality.

Scholar Activisim Ethnography Community Inequality Race and Ethnicity Black Studies

James A. Wilcox

Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Credit Union Failures And Losses Small Business Lending Bank mergers and acquisitions Banking Business Conditions

Shane Gibson

Chief Social Officer & Co-founder · Socialized! Ltd. Social Media Training, Activation and Intelligence

Author of Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, Sociable! and Closing Bigger

Social Media Guerrilla Social Media Marketing Social Media for Sales Organizations

Sarah Jane Pell, Ph.D.

Co-Chair ETTAS · Aquabatics Research Team initiative ARTi

Topical Team: Arts & Science at European Space Agency

Live Art Life Support Commercial Diving

Norbert Schmitz

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Associate Member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health · Diabetes Canada

Dr Schmitz's research focuses on the role of lifestyle and psychological problems as risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Epidemiology Biostatistics Measurement Methodology Outcome Assessment