Invited Experts

This list will be updated as we confirm speakers and panelists (click here for profiles of the experts).

Keynote Speaker:

Andrea Kissack
Andrea Kissack, NPR's Chief Science Editor and head of the Science Desk


Mark Bayer, Founder of Bayer Strategic Consulting (BSC)

Lauren Chambliss, Senior Lecturer in Communications at Cornell University

Nancy Coddington, Director of Science Content, Services & Programming at WSKG Public Media

Emily Cotman, National STEM Project Coordinator for the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY

Rachael Cusick, Assistant Producer at Radiolab

Kate Doyle, Writer, Editor, and Educator

Dr. Andrea Feldpausch-Parker, Associate Professor of Environmental Communication at SUNY-ESF

Matt Hayes, Managing Editor and Social Media Officer for Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Kelsey Houston-Edwards, PhD Candidate in Mathematics at Cornell University

Dr. Bruce V. Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication and Chair of the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University

Dr. Mitchell O’Connell, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of Rochester

Dr. Joe Regenstein, Professor Emeritus of Food Science at Cornell University

Bob Riter, Patient Advocate at Cornell University Physical Sciences Oncology Center

Meredith Rizzo, Visual Producer on the Science Desk at NPR

Eric Rosario, Associate Vice President for College Relations and Advancement at Ithaca College

Michelle Ross, Fiction Writer and Communications Writer at LifeSci Advisors

Dr. Chris B. Schaffer, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty at Cornell University

Bill Silberg, Director of Communications at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Nev Singhota, Education Programs Director for the Cornell Center for Materials Research