Carlos de la Torre

Director · University of Florida

Carlos De la Torre is an expert in Latin American populism from a global perspective and in racism and citizenship in the Americas.

Racism and Citizenship in the Americas Populism Latin American Studies Democratization Authoritarianism

Lindsay Collier

President · Creative Edge Associates

Highly experienced, unique, and entertaining speaker on topics related to creativity, innovation, and humor in organizations.

Humor in the Workplace Creativity and Innovation in Your Work and Life Dealing With Loss in Your Life

Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology · Baylor University

Dr. Dougherty focuses on the impact of religion on other realms of social life such as community involvement, politics, and work

Religious Education Religion Sociology of Religion Religion Politics & Culture Facebook in Education

Ruthellen Josselson, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychodynamic and an existential psychotherapist

Life Span Development Theories of Relationship Group Dynamics and Group Therapy Individual Psychotherapy Narrative and Life History Research

Frank Martell

Director - Fine & Rare Wine · Heritage Auctions

Fine & Rare Wine Specialist

Wine Investment Counterfeit Wine Wine Logistics Moderated Wine Tasting

Kyle William Bishop

Professor of English · Southern Utah University

Specializing in British Gothic literature, film and television studies, cinematic adaptation, and pop culture

Video Games Visual Literacy Saxophone American Studies Music

Rick Rasmussen

Managing Director · Concordia Ventures

Silicon Valley industry Expert. International Business Development, Venture Capital and Angel Investing, Incubators and Accelerators

Venture Capital & Private Equity International Business Development Incubators and Accelerators Corporate & Business Strategy

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

Mark Lukasiewicz

Dean, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication · Hofstra University

Veteran journalist and media executive; now shaping the vision of one of the country's top communication schools.

news platforms news industry Digital Media Broadcast News Media Ethics

Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Farnsworth has spent decades researching how media and politics intersect. Check out his website at stephenfarnsworth.net.

American Elections American Government The American Presidency Internet Politics Mass Media and Politics

Zeynep Tufecki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) · UNC-Chapel Hill

Faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow, New York Times op-ed contributor

Technology Sociology Computer Programming Social Media Twitter

Patrick Flavin, Ph.D.

Professor, Political Science · Baylor University

Dr. Flavin focuses on political inequality, the impact of politics and public policies on citizens’ quality of life, and state politics.

Politics Inequality State Politics Teachers' Unions and Politics Quality of Life

Diane McQuaig

Innovation Keynote Speaker · McQuaig & Company

Are You Paid To Think? Recognize your thinking style, manage the voice of caution, defer judgment and generate brand new ideas on demand!

Six Thinking Hats Think Smarter Not Harder

Daniel Paulson

CEO · InVision Business Development

Experienced speaker that through storytelling distinguishes traits business leaders use to become growth companies

Strategy Customer Service Leadership Innovation Leadership Communications

Nina Amir

Chief Inpiration Officer · Pure Spirit Creations

International speaker, award-winning blogger, bestselling author, Certified High Performance Coach, Author Coach, Blog/Blog-to-Book Coach.

Freelance Writing Online Journalism and Blogging Non-Fiction Writing Journalism and Writing for Publication How to Blog A Book

Swati Gupta

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering · Georgia Tech - College of Engineering

Gupta's research focuses on optimization, machine learning, and bias and fairness within the AI sphere.

Data-driven Decision-making Under Partial Information Online and Machine Learning Combinatorial, Convex and Robust Optimization Fairness and Bias in Decisions

Carl Rollyson

Professor of Journalism · Baruch College, The City University of New York

Professor of Journalism at Baruch College, The City University of New York

Marketing Quality Work

Edd Wilder-James

VP Strategy · Silicon Valley Data Science

Expert in emerging technologies and how they change the world, specializing in big data & data science

Emerging Technologies Future of It Data Science Big Data Open Source

Mary Louise Adams

Professor · Queen's University

Professor, Kinesiology and Health Studies

Physical Activity LGBTQ History Sexuality Studies Walking - history and sociology Fitness cultures

Eric Lundquist

Vice President and Editorial Analyst · United Business Media

Vice President and Editorial Analyst at United Business Media

Custom Publishing Publishing Technology Social Media Digital Media