Daniel Silke

Director · Political Futures Consultancy

Acclaimed presenter of outstanding keynotes on Global Future Trends for corporates, conferences & conventions around the world.

Global Future Trends Consumer of the Future Emerging Brics Economies Africa South Africa

John Aerni-Flessner

Assistant Professor of African History · Michigan State University

John Aerni-Flessner is a historian of 20th century Africa, specializing in the history of Lesotho and the history of the Lansing area.

Urban Renewal in Lansing Decolonization Development History Lesotho Southern African History

Stephanie Bangarth

Associate Professor, Department of History · King's University College, University of Western Ontario

Activist Academic. Dedicated Volunteer. Avid Outdoorswoman.

Human Rights Immigration Asian Immigration Immigration Policy Social Movements

David J. Hardy

Professor of Psychology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Aging Cognitive Neuropsychology Information Processing Hiv/Aids

Chad Post

Publisher, Open Letter Books · University of Rochester

Chad Post is publisher of the University's nonprofit, literary translation press, Open Letter Books, and an expert on literary translation

Literary Translation Academic Publishing World Literature

Mark Thompson, PhD

Associate Dean and Professor of Economics · Augusta University

Dr. Mark Thompson is an economist with highly accomplished work in business conditions, risk analysis, energy and the healthcare industry.

Economics Energy Healthcare Industry Risk Analysis

Amir AghaKouchak

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering · UC Irvine

Amir AghaKouchak studies how climate change and variability influence extreme events (flood/drought/heatwaves) and compound hazards.

Climate Extremes Climatology Climate Change Flood Drought

Jennifer Jones, Ph.D.

Expert in environmental justice and education · Florida Gulf Coast University

Jennifer Jones studies the relationships between people and nature, including political ecology and biodiversity.

Conservation Citizen Science Environmental Education Global Food Policy Environmental Justice

Jinhong Xie

Professor/Chair · University of Florida

Jinhong Xie’s current research interests are emerging technology and service strategy.

Independent Product Information and Marketing Strategy National Culture Effect on New Product Management Innovation Management and Strategies Network Effects Service Pricing

Marcus Crews, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Microfoundations Entrepreneurial Cognition Strategic Cognition

Vinny Lingham

Co-founder & CEO · gyft

Silicon Valley based Technology Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship Small Business Startups Freemium Mobile

Jed McCaleb

CTO and Cofounder · Stellar Develoment Foundation

Recognizing that the world’s financial infrastructure is broken and that too many people are left without resources, I cofounded Stellar.org

Entrepreneur Startup Nonprofit Tech Technology

Peter G. Klein, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurship · Baylor University

Peter G. Klein is an economist who studies managerial and organizational issues, with a special interest in entrepreneurship and innovation

Entrepreneurship Innovation Diversification Vertical Coordination Public Policy

Jeffrey Baumgartner

Founder/Managing Director · Jpb.com

Hyperactive, thought provoking speaker on creative thinking

Creative Thinking Business Innovation

Jon Smith

Professor of Communication · Southern Utah University

Specializing in public land issues, television news, and documentary film production

Teaching Media Theory Teaching Communication Theory Broadcast Journalism Environmental Communications Public Land Issues

Kurt Dewhurst

Director, Curator, and Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on: Museum Studies, Folklore, Folk Art, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy, International Cultural Engagement

Cultural Heritage Practice International Engagement Cultural Policy Folklore and Folklife Museum Studies

Dr Gary Fooks

Reader, Sociology and Policy Co-director, Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC) · Aston University

Gary Fooks is a political sociologist with interests in the commercial determinants of health and corporate harm.

Global Health Policy Role of Corporations in Shaping and Influencing Policy European Union Politics Political Sociology

Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D.

Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Wilson is an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media.

Human Rights Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Anthropology Human rights trials International Human Rights

Janine Certo

Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy · Michigan State University

Janine Certo is a poet and associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

Italian American Studies Poetry Arts-Based Educational Research

Sheku Kamara

Dean of Applied Research · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sheku Kamara's is an expert in additive manufacturing (3D printing) systems, materials and processes; and design for additive manufacturing.

Technical Advisory Product Design Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Product Development