Shanti Fernando, PhD

Associate Professor and Political Science Program Director, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Political expert stems cycle of inequity and inequality through community and policy development

Anti-Poverty and Social Support Policies Canadian Politics Community Development Critical Disability Policy Democratic Theory

Mr. Grant A Donald

Creative Director · Silktree Group

Global ageing needs designers who understand the phenomenon and who can create environments that promote Active Ageing

Age Friendly Environments Active Ageing Age Care workshops Education and Training Landscape Design

David Fiorenza

Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

David Fiorenza is an expert in local economic impact, the economics of the hospitality industry and state budgetary negotiations

Business Microeconometrics Urban Development Municipal Finance Public Sector

Xuefei Ren

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in the politics of urban development, globalization, social change, art and cultural industries

International architecture China Urban Development

Ryan S. King, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology · Baylor University

Dr. King is a Professor of Biology and Directory of the Graduate Program in Biology at Baylor University.

Freshwater science to inform policy Community and ecosystem ecology Numeric water-quality criteria Ecological thresholds Streams and rivers

Leslie E. Papke

Professor of Economics · Michigan State University

Leslie Papke is an expert on public retirement systems, savings behavior, and school finance in Michigan.

Teacher Retirement Systems School Finance Public Retirement Systems

Steffanie Scott

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

Creating opportunities for others to learn and take action. U of Waterloo-based researcher & educator.

Food Policy Organic Food Food System Sustainability Local Food Systems Community Development and Social Justice

Igor Vojnovic

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on urban development, infrastructure investment, urban design, regional governance, taxation, and municipal issues

Municipal Issues Regional Governance Infrastructure Investment Urban Development Urban Design

Russell Vergara

Adjunct Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

R. BONG VERGARA focuses on tech-enabled solutions to food-energy-water nexus issues in smart sustainable development.

Social Innovation and Resilience Global Health Smart sustainable urban development

Amy Woodson-Boulton

Associate Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

History European History Art History Museum Studies Imperialism

Mr. Glenn Miller

Senior Associate · Canadian Urban Institute

Glenn Miller is a Senior Associate at the Canadian Urban Institute.

Urban Planning Education and Training Active Ageing Built Environment Public Policy

Carolyn Loeb

Associate Professor Emerita · Michigan State University

Her current research includes postwar and post-reunification redevelopment, public art, and civic space in Berlin.

Berlin Redevelopment Women and Art U.S. and European Art and Architecture Modern and Contemporary Art and Architectural History Public Art

Andrea Kirkwood

Associate Professor · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Aquatic Ecology | Algae | Water Research | Water Quality | Water Pollution | Invasive Species | Environmental Microbiology

Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Invasive Species Algae algal blooms blue-green algae

Shane Seitz

Investment Officer · Ventas, Inc.

Establishing strategic relationships can be difficult, but Shane's expertise in acquisitions will provide great insight for any audience.

Joint Ventures Strategic Relationships Property Acquisition Medical Properties Asset Management

Ian Chodikoff

Founder and Director · Fora Strategic Planning Inc.

Founder and Director of a trust-based urban consultancy that helps clients see the invisible opportunities in their urban environments.

Urban Design Architecture Urban Planning

Lisa Gerber

CEO · Big Leap Creative

Digital marketing strategist - Big Leap Creative

Content Marketing Content Strategy Digital Communications

Marco Formigoni

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Experienced in counseling, psychotherapy, adoption social work, community treatment, and program direction.

Adults and Health Aging Substance Abuse Behavioral Health Social Services Mental Health

Georgeen Theodore

Director, Master of Infrastructure Planning Program · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Theodore focuses on the relationship between strategic planning and local development

Equitable Economic Development Participatory & Dialogic Processes Regional Development Sustainable Building Design Strategic Planning

Cara Lisa Berg Powers

Executive Director · Transformative Culture Project

Innovative Solutions for a Changing World

Arts and Education Activism Policy Media Youth Development Arts and Culture

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