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

Juan Manuel Benavent

Customer Service & Retail Sales Consultant / Speaker · CV Consulting

Customer Service and Customer Experience Management speaker, trainer and consultant.

Multicultural & Diversity Sales Training and Sales Effectiveness Retail Sales Training Motivating and Inspiring Customer Experience Management

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

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

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

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 free speech, media law, the right to privacy and the UK constitution

Right to Privacy Right to Protest Public Law Human Rights Act British Constitution

Jeremy Everett, B.A., MDiv.

Senior Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative · Baylor University

The founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University

Poverty Hunger Policy National Hunger Issues Texas Hunger Initiative food insecurity

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

Bettina von Stamm

Director & Catalyst · Innovation Leadership Forum

Inspiring, engaging and thought provoking insights on and around innovation

Innovation Design Thinking Future of Work Future of Innovation Innovation

Liette Vasseur

Professor and UNESCO Chair · Brock University

Working in Environmental sustainability, mainly sustainable agriculture and conservation

Plant biologist Pest management Ecosystem Management Ecosystem services Conservation Biology

Meaghan Adams

Registered Physiotherapist / PhD candidate, Department of Kinesiology · University of Waterloo

PhD candidate in neuroscience, studying sensory changes after concussion. Sports & vestibular physiotherapist working in concussion rehab.

Concussion Rehabilitation Neuroscience Vestibular System Physiotherapy Concussions

Andrew Noymer

Associate Professor of Public Health · UC Irvine

Andrew Noymer is an epidemiologist and demographer with an expertise in pandemics and post-pandemic social recovery.

Mathematical Sociology 1918 Influenza Pandemic Pandemic response Health and Mortality Demography