Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Director, Rudd Center for Obesity & Food Policy (Principal Investigator); Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Schwartz specializes in school wellness and nutrition programs, and food insecurity.

Nutrition in Food Programs Food Insecurity Nutrition School Food Options

Jason Chilvers

Professor of Environment and Society · University of East Anglia

He leads UK Energy Research’s Observatory for Societal Engagement with Energy (SEE).

Energy and environmental policy Sustainability Climate Change Climate Change Politics Social Engagement with Energy

Ai-Ping Hu

Senior Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Ai-Ping Hu is an expert in the areas of robots, farming and autonomy.

Farming Autonomy Robotics

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture

Jean-Pierre Isbouts, DLitt

Faculty Emeritus - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Humanities scholar, award-winning filmmaker and best-selling National Geographic author

Music Theory Comparative Religious Studies Disruptive Technology Organizational Innovation Academic Writing

Natalie Munro, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology · University of Connecticut

Professor Munro focuses on the origin of feasting and animal domestication, and the transition from foraging to farming in human evolution

Farming Evolution

Professor David Barrett

Professor of Bovine Medicine, Production and Reproduction · University of Bristol

Specialist in medical treatment of cattle on farms, antimicrobial resistance

Cattle Disease Bovine Medicine Cattle Cows Farming

Neil Poynton

Head of Charities Financial Services Transformation · Charities Aid Foundation

Neil focuses on the needs of charities, delivering solutions to increase their impact.

Charities Financial Services High Net Worth Individuals Landed Estates and Family Offices Farming

Dr Kristen Reyher

Reader in Veterinary Epidemiology and Population Health · University of Bristol

Addressing One Health challenges - antimicrobial resistance and veterinary-farmer communication

Antimicrobial Stewardship Farm Vets Vet Communications Livestock Veterinary Epidemiology

Andrew Palmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Palmer's research interests include eavesdropping on bacterial 'conversations', Martian farming, and cell wall fragment-based signaling.

Astrobiology Ocean Engineering Biomedical Molecular Biology Biochemistry

Jeff Price

Senior Research Associate · University of East Anglia

He leads major projects to assess & predict the impact of climate change on the planet’s animals, plants & range of other natural features.

Global Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change and Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Refugia Conservation Efforts

Alina Fisher

Research Manager · University of Victoria, Environmental Studies

Communicating science for informed decision making

Population Ecology Science Communication science communication and outreach Ecology Wildlife Conservation

David Todd

Speaker, Trainer , Coach · Toddy Talks

Entertaining and inspiring speaker drawing on two decades of experience across a range of business involvement.

The Characteristics of Successful People Attitude -It's Only Everything The Balloon and the Cactus Attitude Balance and Commitment

Amanda Ravenhill

Founder · Syntropy International

Biochar and other Comprehensive Anticipatory Sustainable Solutions for a world in flux

Biochar Biochar Stoves Sustainable Business Buckminster Fuller Design Thinking

Alana Pindar

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences · University of Guelph

Wild bee expert who studies the impact of environmental stressors such as climate change and habitat loss on bee communities

Biodiversity Pollination Biology Pollination Ecological Analysis Ecological disturbance

Amy Iezzoni

Professor · Michigan State University

Amy Iezzoni leads a sour cherry breeding and genetics program, and also a cherry rootstock breeding program.

Cherry Genetics Plant Breeding

Carrie Stevenson

Coastal Sustainability Agent · University of Florida

Carrie Stevenson has expertise in a variety of subjects pertaining to hurricane preparation, mitigation and recovery.

Hurricane-Resilient Trees Hurricane Preparation Coastal Ecosystems Tropical Storms Flooding

Jack Uldrich

Author, futurist & "Chief Unlearning Officer" · The School of Unlearning

Futurist, Best-Selling Author & "Chief Unlearning Officer"

Futurist Change Management

Barry Glick

President · Sunshine Farm & Gardens

Entertaining and educating garden speaker

Native Plants Gardening Landscape

Mark Carlson

Managing Partner · Verdex Capital, AVAC Ltd.

Managing Partner

Venture Capital Agricultural Technology Investments Finance