Angela Chao

Chair and CEO · Foremost Group

Angela Chao is an international executive, public speaker, mentor and philanthropist.

Shipping Maritime

Kevin P. McDonald

Associate Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

History Atlantic World Piracy Indian Ocean World Maritime History

Caroline Sauvage

Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Classics Archaeology International Trade Social Identity Through Archaeological Objects Late Bronze Age

Bland Simpson

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Bland Simpson is an award-winning author, musician, playwright and songwriter and an expert on N.C.'s coast and waterways.

Creative Writing North Carolina's coast and waterways Writing on the Natural World Coastal Studies Playwriting

Stephen Payne

Principal Consultant · PFJ-Maritime Consulting Ltd

Experienced, professional speaker with an engaging relaxed style

Cruise Industry Motivation Engineering Careers

Bohdan W. Oppenheim

Graduate Program Director of Healthcare Systems Engineering and Professor of Systems Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Healthcare Systems Engineering Lean Healthcare Lean Systems Engineering Lean Product Development and Project Management Lean Banking

Hans Paerl, Ph.D.

William R. Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Hans W. Paerl is Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences.

Hurricanes Tropical Cyclones Estuaries Harmful Algal Blooms Nutrient Pollution

Sara Harris

Professor of Teaching, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences · University of British Columbia

Sara Harris's current research explores how people learn climate science.

Science Education Climate Change Energy Systems and Public Policy University Teaching Public Speaking

Phil Sampson

Partner · Sampson Hall Ltd

An experienced and dynamic speaker, I specialise in Business Strategy, Empowerment and Talent Management all of which are key in today's dy

Devising Strategy Ethical Business Leadership

Joel Fodrie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

F. Joel Fodrie is a fisheries ecologist at the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Science.

Mariculture Ecosystem services Oyster Reefs Coastal Ecosystems Oil Spills

Yuichi Motai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Virginia Commonwealth University.

System Safety Intelligent Systems with Adaptive Tracking Online Classification Methodologies Medical Imaging Pattern Recognition

David Bader

Distinguished Professor, Computer Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests lie at the intersection of data science & high-performance computing, with applications in cybersecurity

Computational Genomics Applications in Cybersecurity Data Science High-Performance Computing Massive-Scale Analytics

Steven Melnyk

Professor of Supply Chain Management · Michigan State University

Expert on supply chain implementation and impact, risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management and behavioral research.

Supply Chain Management Metrics Process Management and Improvement Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Certified Management Standards

James Reichard

Chair and Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Reichard focuses on applied hydrologic research on the Georgia coastal plain

Coastal Ecology Modelling Environmental Geology Geology Hydrogeology

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

Lisa Matte

Regional Director, Atlantic · Diabetes Canada

Lisa Matte is Regional Director for the Maritimes at Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes in the Maritimes Budgets Leadership Volunteer Management Business Planning

Dr. Tom Long

Associate Professor, Politics & International Studies · University of Warwick

Tom’s expertise includes US-Latin American relations, Latin American foreign policy, North America, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Asymmetrical International Relations Latin American Foreign Policy International Relations Politics U.S.-Latin American Relations

Xiaobo Tan

Foundation Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering · Michigan State University

Expert in robotic fish, mobile sensing in aquatic environments

Soft Robotics Underwater Robotics Underwater Sensing

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

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