Don Duval

Chief Executive Officer · NORCAT

Experienced, dynamic, and engaging speaker on an array of topics related to innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship

Turnaround Strategies Entrepreneurship Academic Research Commercialization

Jad Yaghi

Vice President of Engineering · INTERSECT

Jad has mastered the art of failing – knowing when to fail and how to do so quickly – while learning.

Market Research Business Development Competitive Analysis Entrepreneurship Strategy

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator · Southern Utah University

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation

Vinny Lingham

Co-founder & CEO · gyft

Silicon Valley based Technology Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship Small Business Startups Freemium Mobile

Peter Ricchiuti

Senior Professor of Practice · Tulane University

Professor Ricchiuti is an expert in finance, investments, valuation, equity research, financial modeling and financial analysis.

Stock Market and Investments Financial Analysis Research Valuation Finance

Dr Will Pooley

Lecturer in Modern European History · University of Bristol

Specialist in the history of witchcraft, the occult and supernatural belief

Modern Witch Trials Superstition History Creative History Cultural History

Ashraf Badir, Ph.D., P.E.

Expert in concrete and steel structures · Florida Gulf Coast University

Ashraf Badir's research focuses on structural engineering as well as engineering education.

Engineering Education Structural Analysis Steel Structures Concrete Structures Bridges

Duncan Baker-Brown

Senior Lecturer in Architecture · University of Brighton

His work focuses on sustainable design of buildings and the re-use of existing materials.

Climate Change Recycling of Materials in Buildings Architecture Sustainable Design Social Housing

Nigel Collin

CEO · Thinkativity

Nigel Collin CSP - Helping businesses generate profitable ideas

Leading Innovators

Tom Rand

Managing Director at MaRS Cleantech Fund I, L.P. · MaRS Cleantech

Experienced, bare-knucked approach to cleantech, finance, policy, climate science and associated global economic opportunities and risks.

Carbon and Climate Science: Industrial Endgame? Cleantech Climate Change Clean Energy Economics

Chris Slobogin

Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in criminal law and procedure, mental health law and evidence law.

Juvenile Crime Insanity Defense Criminal Procedure Evidence Law Criminal Law

Helen Boswell-Taylor

Associate Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in sharing the complexities of biology and how all living forms are connected

Evolutionary Biology Medical Ethics Environmental Adaptation Biomedical Ethics Education

Joseph F. Coughlin

Director, MIT AgeLab · Massachusetts Institute of Technology

You're not getting older, you're getting better! MIT's AgeLab Director explains how changing demographics will impact business & government

Aging Social Innovation Gerontology New Technology Understanding the Impact of Place On Well-Being

Amber Osborne

Vice President of Head of Lettuce Media · Head of Lettuce Media

Inspiring social media innovator, specialzing in storytelling and online brand management.

Brand Development Social Media Product Evangelism Online Marketing Location Based Services

Sally J. Kenney

Executive Director, Newcomb College Institute and Newcomb College Endowed Chair Professor · Tulane University

Sally Kenney's research interests include gender and judging, sexual assault on campus, and women’s imprisonment.

Judicial Selection Women and Leadership Sexual Assault On Campus Women’s Imprisonment Gender and Judging

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his work on the subjects of cyberbullying, safe social media use, and youth well-being.

Safe Social Media Use Cyberbullying

Sarah Teetzel

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management · University of Manitoba

Dr. Sarah Teetzel’s research focuses on applied ethical issues in sport with emphasis on the intersection of rules and values.

Gender in sport Doping and drug testing in sport Olympic studies Philosophy and ethics of sport

Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch

Professor of Alcohol and Public Health · Teesside University

Her research focuses on reducing alcohol related harm in society, particularly young people & those in the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice Alcohol Related Crime Alcohol Abuse Alcoholics Youth Crime

Puspa Adhikari, Ph.D.

Expert in marine and environmental chemistry · Florida Gulf Coast University

Puspa Adhikari uses the ocean floor and water column to investigate the impact of Florida's red tide, organic pollutants and nutrients.

Gulf of Mexico Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Nutrients Organic Pollutants Marine and Environmental Chemistry

Majora Carter

President · MCG Consulting

MacArthur "genius" Fellow; One of 6 talks that launched TED.com in '06; Peabody Award winning broadcaster with ThePromisedLand.org; and Urba

Visionary Leadership Cost Reductions Through Smart Planning Small Business Incubation