Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

DeSimone’s lab uses nanotechnology to engineer new disease treatment approaches, as well as 3D printing to engineer novel medical devices.

3-D Printing Nanotechnology Innovation Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering

Paul Cuadros

Professor · UNC-Chapel Hill

An award-winning investigative journalist with expertise in reporting issues of race and poverty, especially in the American South.

Documentary Film & Television Producer Film Journalism and Media Poverty

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

Erika Lust

Filmmaker · Erika Lust Films

Erika Lust is a filmmaker, mother, writer, blogger, owner and founder of Erika Lust Films

Film & Video Directing Feminism Cinema Errotic Filmmaking Movie Producing

Rob Salkowitz

Principle/Strategist · MediaPlant, LLC

How is the Young World changing business?

Entrepreneurship Globalization Innovation Youth Emerging Economies

Charis Kubrin

Professor · UC Irvine

Charis E. Kubrin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and (by courtesy) Sociology.

Race, Ethnicity, and Crime Crime Trends Crime Immigration and Crime Rap Music and Media

Sarah Mednick

Associate Professor Cognitive Science · UC Irvine

Dr. Sara C. Mednick is Associate Professor of Psychology and author of the book, Take a Nap! Change your life.

Memory Consolidation Aging Sleep Pharmacology Cognitive Science

Jennifer Gardy

Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics | Science Television Host · University of British Columbia | BC Centre for Disease Control | CBC Television

Sequencing DNA to track infectious diseases, and occasionally appearing on your favourite science TV shows

Genomics Bioinformatics Public Health Tuberculosis Science Communication

Kellie A. McElhaney

Lecturer | Founding Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leading expert on equity fluent leadership, value-creating strategies of diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Value-creating Strategies of Diversity and Inclusion The Gender Wage Gap Corporate Social Responsibility Women in Leadership

Ellen Ensher, Ph.D.

Professor of Management, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Mentoring & Careers Human Resources Management Organizational Behaviour

Timothy B. Folta, Ph.D.

Professor of Management; Thomas John and Bette Wolff Family Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship; Academic Director, Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation · University of Connecticut

Prof Folta is an expert in entrepreneurship and corporate strategy, analyzing decisions around entry, exit, and diversification.

Strategic Management Market Entry and Exit Corporate Strategy and Diversification Innovation Policy Managing Uncertainty

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Jeff Grabill

Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology · Michigan State University

Responsible for facilitating innovation in learning via my role as Director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

Community Literacy Professional Development Education/Learning Writing Educational Technology

Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction Writer · SFWRITER.COM Inc.

"Canada's foremost futurist" -- CBC Radio

Janine Davis

Assistant Professor of Education · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Davis' research focuses on teacher persona development.

Educational and Research Policy Curriculum Development Instructional Design Student Development

B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Nicholas Leadbeater, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry · University of Connecticut

Dr. Leadbeater specializes in cleaner, greener ways to make molecules.

Preparing Biofuels Green Chemistry Organic Chemistry Metals in Preparative Chemistry Public Communication of Science

Mark Katz, Ph.D.

Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Katz teaches courses on music and technology, popular music and modern art music

Musicology Music Theory Music Education Academic Writing Chamber Music

Jim Fruchterman

CEO · Benetech

Top social entrepreneur and exciting, experienced keynoter

Socially Beneficial Applications of Technology Technology for People With Disabilities Geeks Serving Human Rights Activists Rocket Scientist to Entrepreneur to Social Entrepreneur

Jessica Tomlin

Executive Director · The MATCH International Women's Fund

Jess Tomlin works with women on the margins both in Canada and around the world.

International Development Strategic & Business Planning Program & Project Management Gender Equality Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)