Angela Chao

Chair and CEO · Foremost Group

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

Shipping Maritime

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

Kevin P. McDonald

Associate Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

History Atlantic World Piracy Indian Ocean World Maritime History

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

Professor Ed Galea

Director of the Fire Safety Engineering Group · University of Greenwich

His research and software tools inform disaster management and crowd safety, and the design of safe buildings, aircraft and ships, globally

Fire and Evacuation Evacuation Computational Fire Engineering Fire Safety Civil Defence

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

Dr Tommaso Jucker

NERC Independent Research Fellow · University of Bristol

Examining the interplay between humans and forests

Deforestation Ecosystems Climate Change Woodlands Trees

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

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

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

Robin Miskolcze

Professor of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

American Romanticism American Realism and Naturalism 19th Century American Women Writers Early American Culture English Literature

Elizabeth Larus

Professor, Political Science · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Larus is an expert in the politics of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

Political Science University Teaching Public Policy International Relations Foreign Policy

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

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

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

Stephen Payne

Principal Consultant · PFJ-Maritime Consulting Ltd

Experienced, professional speaker with an engaging relaxed style

Cruise Industry Motivation Engineering Careers

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

FRANCOISE BAYLIS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University

Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.

Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity

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