Dr. Elsie Hoeg is an educator and researcher with 35 years of experience, a journey that took her from the classroom to the university and back to the classroom in search of a deeper understanding of the learning process. She is currently finishing her latest book, More than STEM, in which she explains the importance of teaching students the skills to guide their own learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Dr. Moses-Hoeg is the founder and CEO of Cognitive Coaching Institute which supports families and students develop the ability to succeed emotionally, socially, and academically
Elizabeth Fisher is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Selah Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on ending human trafficking around the world.
Graeme Steele Johnson
Winner of the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Graeme Steele Johnson has established a multifaceted career as a clarinetist, writer and artistic producer. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared recently at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago's Symphony Center, and the Phoenix Chamber Music Society. He has recorded commercially for Hyperion Records and Delos Productions, and been broadcast on Chicago's WFMT radio. Johnson holds graduate degrees from the Yale School of Music, and his writing about music continues to be published in program booklets by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Northwest, Yale and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. www.graemesteelejohnson.com
As a linguistics enthusiast, Dr.Haiyan Fan is passionate about bridging the language gap in the world. She believes that through repetition, pattern recognition, and practice, anyone can master the intricately beautiful and powerful Chinese language, spoken by billions of people in the world.
Astrophysicist Dr. Maria Weber viewed her first solar eclipse at the age of 9, and was hooked on the Sun ever since. Now she uses computer simulations and theory to understand how our Sun and other solar-like stars create and sustain their observed magnetism. Beyond research, her passions include teaching, science communication, and supporting the participation of women in STEM through an international organization called Soapbox Science (soapboxscience.org). Follow her scientific journey on Twitter @SolarisMaria.
Matt Confer is CEO of Abilitie. A company focused on training next generation leaders into strategic, holistic, and successful decision makers. Matt has given numerous talks on being a successful decision maker in today's fast paced world.
Michael Leip, creator of Panda Planner, shows us a simple, yet counterintuitive approach to dealing with stressors in life.
As a data scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Asitang is paving the path to some of the space world's most complex challenges with wit, innovation, charm, and true intellect. In his free time, he loves talking technology and how its truly helping put us one step closer to exploring the unknown frontier: Space
Tammy Guns is a healthcare consultant and CEO of CanCorp Consulting. She is very passionate about empowering the average individual to take charge of their own health. She believes that with proper decision making and strategic thinking, anyone can be the master of their own health.
Upasna Gautam is a Search Optimization Specialist from Austin Texas who is passionate about the intersection of technology, engineering, and how that can truly change the world. Combining her passion for AI, Machine Learning, and Philanthropy, she delivers thought provoking talks on how humanity is truly making the world a smaller and better place for all.
A huge advocate for philanthropic use of technology, Zuby Onwuta focuses on how science and engineering can drastically pave the way for the physically challenged. In his talk he focuses on how he had to find his inspiration in his own struggles with disability and how he used that to invent a device that can help him get his vision back.