Ryan Jakubowski, M.S., P.G.

Senior Hydrogeologist & Geochemist · Global Water Experts

Mr. Jakubowski has over 10 years of experience as a hydrogeologist/geochemist working primarily for mining and industrial clients

Acid Rock Drainage Metal Leaching Integrated Water Management Sustainable Resource Management

Bradley Marks

Professor of Biosystems Engineering · Michigan State University

An expert in engineering applications for food processing and microbial food safety

Pasteurization Processes Food Safety Engineering Food Safety and Engineering Bacterial Pathogens Microbial Inactivation Modeling

Gary Parsons

Academic Specialist · Michigan State University

Manager of the A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection, Director MSU Bug House.

Immature Insects Identification of Arthropods Collection Management Bug House

Gillian Gregory

Researcher, Traditional Knowledge and Use Studies · The Firelight Group

Research, analysis & technical support for Indigenous communities

Indigenous communities Traditional land and resource use Resource Management Migration Vulnerability & well-being

Chen Herzog

Economic Consultant · חן הרצוג

Economic Consultant, VP Economic Models Ltd.

Management Consulting Business Strategy Energy Consulting

Erik Nisbet

Associate Professor | School of Communication · The Ohio State University

Expert in communication focused on non-democratic contexts, public diplomacy, foreign policy, public opinion and global problems.

Political Communication Public Opinion Science Communication

Dana Kirk

Assistant Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering · Michigan State University

Expert in Anaerobic Digestion and Food Waste Utilization

Dairy Facility Design Livestock Nutrient Management Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion Renewable Energy

Dan O'Keefe

Extension Educator · Michigan State University

Expert in large river and Great Lakes fisheries management and ecology

Wildlife and Fisheries Invasive Species Lake Michigan

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

Elliot Ryser

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition · Michigan State University

An internationally recognized authority on Listeria and other disease-causing bacteria in food, focusing on microbial food safety

Dairy Products Meat and Poultry Including Deli Meat Microbial Food Safety E. Coli Listeria

Richard Kobe

Professor of Forestry · Michigan State University

Expert on the ecological processes governing the dynamics of tree communities in temperate and tropical forests

Tree Communities in Temperate and Tropical Forests Forestry

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

Nancy Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Professor of Nutritional Sciences · University of Connecticut

Nutrition expert, focusing on the relationship between exercise and protein intake

Protein intake in health obese and non-obese children Protein intake Energy balance and protein utilization in athletes

Thomas Jeitschko

Professor of Economics, Dean of The Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Education · Michigan State University

Thomas Jeitschko is engaged in research in antitrust and consumer protection across different markets and industries.

Pricing Policies Telecommunications Financial Markets Consumer Protection Antitrust

Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D.

CEO-Korey Stringer Institute, Professor Department of Kinesiology · University of Connecticut

Focused on prevention of sudden death in sport, exertional heat stroke, wearable technologies, hydration, and performance in the heat

Athletic Training Thermoregulation Exercise & Heat Heat Stroke Preventing Sudden Death

Thomas Dietz

University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP) · Michigan State University

Expert in climate change, human driving forces of environmental change, environmental values, environmental decision making

Ecology Environmental Policy Human driving forces of environmental change Climate Change

Henry Juszkiewicz

Chairman and CEO · Gibson Guitar Corp.

Hittin' The Best Note! Gibson's CEO plucks just the right strings as an experienced & energetic speaker on consumer branding, marketing

Fan Based Marketing How to Grow A Company How to Deal With A Government Investigation Marketing Your Brand Strategies for Leadership