Tom Ashcraft

Distinguished Professor of Visual Art · Western Carolina University

For more than 30 years, Tom Ashcraft has navigated his inquiry based practice, combining object making and community engagement.

Collaborative, Community and Socially Engaged Art Contemporary Art Sculpture Public Art

Gordon K. McIvor, Ph.D.

President · Empire Club Foundation

Distinguished leader in the Canadian public relations and communications industry with a wealth of first hand experience

Strategic Communications Planning Media Relations Government Relations Corporate Public Materials Corporate Social Responsibility

Catherine Burch, MS, CXA, CUA

Vice President of Health & Technology Innovation · ChristianaCare

Catherine Burch is an expert in innovation strategy, championing emerging technologies to improve health care.

Inventors & Start-Ups Strategic Foresight Innovation Emerging Technology Human Centered Design

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

Dr Oliver Robinson

Associate Professor in Psychology · University of Greenwich

His research focuses on the relation between life transitions, crises and changes in personality and mental health.

Well-Being Transitions Mid Life Crisis Life Change Later-life Crisis

Ramsey Musallam, Ed.D

Teacher/Professor/Consultant · Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep/Privately Employed

Teacher/Professor/Consultant

Curriculum Design Inquiry Based Learning Action Research Curiosity Multimedia

Jo Saunders

Self-Leadership Speaker | LinkedIn Expert | LinkedIn Trainer · Wildfire Social Marketing

LinkedIn Strategist - Connection Catalyst - Divergent Thinker - Adventure Activator /// Consultant, Trainer and Speaker

Crm / Customer Relationship Management Training Program design Comfort-Zone Exit Curiosity Self-Leadership

Michael Mower

Executive Director of SUU Aviation / Chief Flight Instructor / FAA Designated Pilot Examiner · Southern Utah University

Specializes in pilot training, FAA regulations, advanced/aerobatic helicopter flight, aviation safety, search and rescue, and lobbying

Aviation Education Helicopter Flight Helicopter Aerobatic Flight FAA Regulations Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC)

Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan

Professor | Human Development & Family Science Program · The Ohio State University

Developmental Psychology expert, specializing in parental transitions and familial relationships

Coparenting Maternal gatekeeping Father-child relationships Transition to parenthood Child influences on family relationships

Dexter Gabriel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History · University of Connecticut

Dexter Gabriel's research interests include the history of slavery, resistance, and freedom in the Black Atlantic.

Abolition and Emancipation Slavery in Popular Culture Slavery Black Atlantic

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

US Space Program Space Travel Science and Religion Evolution of Stars and Planets Physics and Astronomy

Todd Robert Petersen

Professor of English · Southern Utah University

Specializing in formal structures of visual storytelling, creative writing, film theory, and aesthetics

Traditional and Contemporary Models of Successful Writing Creative Writing Techniques Coming-of-Age Storytelling Project-Based Learning in HIgher Education Project Management

Sally Blount

Dean · Northwestern University

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of negotiation and behavioral decision making

Organizational Behavior Performance in Intercultural Interactions At Work Individual Temporality in Work Organizations: Implications for Work Groups Fair Market Ideology

George Loewenstein

University Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

George Loewenstein helped to found the fields of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics.

Neuroeconomics Behavioral Economics

Dr. Marianne Mader

Managing Director, Earth & Space/Fossils & Evolution, Royal Ontario Museum · Co-Founder & Board Member, STEAMLabs Community Makerspace

Cultivating curiosity. Inspiring passion for exploration. Empowering people to engage with science & tech. www.mariannemader.com

Space Exploration Planetary Science Science Communication Maker Culture STEAM Education

Norman Beatty

M.D./Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Norman Beatty studies neglected tropical diseases, such as Chagas disease, Leishmaniasis, cysticercosis and snake envenomation.

Borreliosis Ehrlichiosis Tick-borne Diseases Snake Envenomation Leishmaniasis

Amber Naslund

President · SideraWorks

Experienced, in-demand keynote speaker on social business and social media

Social Media Social Business Community Management Social Media Marketing Strategies Social Media Measurement

Karen Ward

Founder + Managing Partner · Curiosity Inc.

Dynamic speaker that connects the power and importance of curiosity to leadership, innovation and growth.

The Curiosity Crisis: the Truth About A World Without Wonder Curiosity as the Engine of Growth

Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Jeanette Wyneken is an expert in vertebrate morphology, physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, and marine conservation biology.

Marine Conservation Biology Physiological Ecology Vertebrate Morphology Behavioral Ecology

Alison Barth

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Alison Barth's work focuses on understanding how experience transforms the properties of neurons to encode memory.

Research Design Neural Plasticity Biophysics Neuroscience