Steffanie Scott

Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Management · University of Waterloo

Leading international scholar on food security, food system change, and COVID-19 impacts on the food suppy.

Food Agriculture & Environment COVID-19 (Coronavirus) China Food Policy Local Food Systems

Rattan Lal

Associate Professor, Soil Science | Environment and Natural Resources · The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal is a Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University .

Soil Science Environment Natural Resources

Mike Hamm

C. S. Mott Chair in Sustainable Agriculture · Michigan State University

Expert in community-based food systems, food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition education

Food and Sustainability Urban Agriculture Health Sustainable food systems Regional Food Systems

Jane Rabinowicz

Executive Director / Directrice générale · USC Canada

NGO leader with expertise in seed, agroecology and nonprofit management / Leader d'ONG avec expertise en semences, agroécologie, et gestion.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Semenciers Sécurité alimentaire Souveraineté alimentaire Circuits courts de commercialisation agricole

Ai-Ping Hu

Senior Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Ai-Ping Hu is an expert in the areas of robots, farming and autonomy.

Farming Autonomy Robotics

Natalie Munro, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology · University of Connecticut

Professor Munro focuses on the origin of feasting and animal domestication, and the transition from foraging to farming in human evolution

Evolution Farming

Verena Seufert

Postdoctoral Fellow · University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Scientist interested in all things food and nature. Studying how we can do agriculture better.

Sustainability organic agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Change

Lisa F. Clark

Research Associate · University of Saskatchewan

Political Scientist researching food politics and food policy

Food Agriculture & Environment Public Policy Analysis Governance & Regulation Innovation Food Safety and Security

Solomon Darwin

Executive Director, Garwood Center Corporate Innovation · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the “father of the Smart Village Movement”

Sustainability of the Planet Strategies for Emerging Economies Smart Villages / Smart Cities Forensic Accounting Open Innovation

Sarah Red-Laird

Advisory Board Member · The New York Bee Sanctuary

Executive Director at Bee Girl

Grant Writing Community Outreach Beekeeping

Alice Cepeda

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

Dr. Cepeda focuses on the social epidemiology of drug use and the related health risk behaviors affecting urban Mexican-origin populations.

Urban Affairs HIV and AIDS Drug Use and Abuse Social Work Social Work Education

Wesley Longhofer

Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Academic Director, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Comparative Political Sociology Organizational Sociology Philanthropy and Non-Profits Corporate Social Responsibility Environmental Sociology

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Biology Aquaculture “Captain Seaweed” Marine Algae Commercial uses of seaweed

Alana Pindar

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences · University of Guelph

Wild bee expert who studies the impact of environmental stressors such as climate change and habitat loss on bee communities

Biodiversity Pollination Biology Pollination Ecological Analysis Ecological disturbance

Amanda Ravenhill

Founder · Syntropy International

Biochar and other Comprehensive Anticipatory Sustainable Solutions for a world in flux

Biochar Biochar Stoves Sustainable Business Buckminster Fuller Design Thinking

David Todd

Speaker, Trainer , Coach · Toddy Talks

Entertaining and inspiring speaker drawing on two decades of experience across a range of business involvement.

The Characteristics of Successful People Attitude -It's Only Everything The Balloon and the Cactus Attitude Balance and Commitment

Amy Iezzoni

Professor · Michigan State University

Amy Iezzoni leads a sour cherry breeding and genetics program, and also a cherry rootstock breeding program.

Cherry Genetics Plant Breeding

Greg Duerksen

President · Kincannon & Reed

Thought-provoking and riveting commentator on the global War for Talent and how to win it. Audiences find the stories highly entertaining.

Talent Modern Agriculture Turnarounds Leadership

David Evans

Principal Hydrogeologist and GWX Managing Director · MWH Global

Hydrogeologist based in Lima, Peru with over 25 years of groundwater and business management experience (17 years in Peru and 8 in Canada)

Hydrogeology Karst Hydrogeology Mining Hydrogeology Mining and Water Geology

Murray McCaig

Managing Partner · MaRS Cleantech

Cleantech Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur - saving the planet through innovation

Clean Technology Mobile Marketing Solutions Entrepreneurship Management Consulting and Finance Early-Stage Ventures

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