Alma Stevenson

Professor of Literacy · Georgia Southern University

Alma Stevenson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in critical literacy, strategies, assessment and literacy in the content areas.

Language and Literacy Development Diverse Learners and Educational Equity Science Education

Eva Gantz

Social media and community specialist · Giving Books a Voice

Every good idea deserves a voice.

Twitter Facebook Reddit Tumblr Snapchat

Steven King, M.S.

Associate Professor of Emerging Technologies, Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

As a computer scientist and journalist, King experiments with emerging technologies to present news and information in new ways.

Drones Innovation & Creativity Robotics Virtual Reality VR

Jeannette Hanna

Founder & Vice-President · Trajectory Brands Inc.

... and their brand became a global leader! Discover why stories and design strategies cause some brands to forge an unforgettable identity

Brand Development and Management Brand Design Design Narratives and Storytelling Place Branding

Hans M. Hirschi

Founder & Partner · Yāree AB

Exceptional personality with a passion for communication, leadership, learning & development across cultures

Common Sense Communication Cross-Cultural Learning Development

Michael Pranikoff

Global Director, Emerging Media · PR Newswire

Speaks on technology trends shaping the future of media and public relations

Social Media Marketing Multimedia Marketing SEO Search Engine Marketing Multimedia Communications

Susan Hess

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Incarceration and Racial Disparity Trauma Therapy Domestic Violence Social Work

David Maginley

Spiritual Care Practitioner · Nova Scotia Health Authority

Spiritual counsellor, four-time cancer survivor, near death experiencer, public speaker and author

Near-Death Experiences Cancer Care Psychosocial Oncology Spiritual Care Palliative Care

Colleen Haggerty

Author, Coach, Speaker · self-employed

Author, Coach, Speaker

Forgiveness Resiliance Mentoring Acceptance Disability

Melita Garza

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Melita Garza’s areas of expertise include journalism history, diversity, businesses and economic news and literary journalism.

Media Literacy Fake News Journalism History Literary Journalism Diversity

Peter Evans

Co-Founder & CEO · ExpertFile

Recognized speaker on expertise marketing, technology and innovation

Expertise Marketing Innovation Business Model Innovation Marketing Thought Leadership

Mandy Brouse

Small business owner · Words Worth Books

Small business owner, marketing manager and occasional online columnist.

Small Business Business Publishing & Promoting Publishing Writing

Adam Diehl

Lecturer of English · Augusta University

Professor Diehl is an expert in hip-hop culture, lyrical analysis, Rap as a form of literature and specifically the works of Kendrick Lamar.

Kendrik Lamar Hip-Hop Culture Rap as Literature

Rob Cottingham

Principal · Social Signal

Strategic communicator, bridging the online and offline worlds / Social Signal founder

Speechwriting Leadership Social Media Communications Humor

Chester Griffis

Founder & Ceo · Have Fun and Be Free & Freedom Academy

CEO/ Founder Have Fun and Be Free, Freedom Academy CEO/Founder Triangle Processing loveitsoap

Marketing Financial Motivational

Sridhar Balasubramanian

Professor of Marketing, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School · UNC-Chapel Hill

Sridhar Balasubramanian is an award-winning professor of marketing.

Marketing Innovation Marketing Strategies Human Resource Management Education and Training

Ruth Panofsky

Professor of English / Graduate Program in Communication & Culture · Ryerson University

Dr. Panofsky specializes in Canadian women in publishing and Canadian Jewish women writers

English Research Higher Education Literature Media & Culture

Lori Webb

Founder, Speaker & Trainer · International Speaker Collective

Enthusiastic, engaging and knowledgeable speaking professional with five decades of varied experience under her belt.

Experience Design Public Speaking & Presentation Philosophy of Entrepreneurial Spirit Tech for the Technologically Challenged The Abc's of Social Media

Kristal Brent Zook

Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Prof. Zook is an award-winning journalist and author who covers social justice, race, and gender issues in media and politics.

Journalism Media Analysis Social Justice Issues Politics Race and Gender Relations

Pamela Rutledge, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Rutledge focuses on identifying human motivations, behavioral triggers & instinctive drives to inform messaging & data strategies

Trust in Information Applied Narrative Persuasive Messaging Positive Psychology Applied to Media Qualitative Research and Analysis