James Wilsdon, Professor of Science & Democracy at the University of Sussex (UK) and former Director of Science Policy at the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy.

Sir Peter Gluckman KNZM, FRS, FMedSci, FRSNZ, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice*.

Teddy Ruge, the founder of a number of businesses and initiatives working on cutting-edge solutions for social change.

Ehsan Masood, Editor at Research Fortnight

Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Senior Principal Scientist, Strategic Research & Innovation DNV, Norway

Emma Woods, Senior Policy Adviser, Royal Society

Eri Aoki, Future Earth Japan

Fabiana BARBI, State University of Campinas UNICAMP

Aysha FLEMING, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)


Nicholas CRADOCK-HENRY, New Zealand Landcare Research

Kathryn BOWEN, University of Melbourne/Australian National University

El Mostafa JAMEA, MENA Renewables and Sustainability institute

Florian KOCH, Universidad del Norte

Anna AUGUSTYN, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Groupe de Bruges

James PATTERSON, University of Waterloo

Gabriel HABIYAREMYE, Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali

Grace VILLAMOR, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

Akeem Ayofe AKINWALE, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Miao GUO, Imperial College London

Tiina HÄYHÄ, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

Jessica VOGT, Furman University

Ali KHARRAZI, University of Tokyo

Nibedita MUKHERJEE, University of Cambridge

Shazwin MAT TAIB, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Karl Marx QUIAZON, Central Luzon State University

Samir DOSHI, US Agency of International Development

Ruth DELZEIT, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Nele SCHMITZ, Collegium-ENS de Lyon

Alice HUGHES, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Silvia TERZAGO, CNR, Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima

Christa HASENKOPF, U.S. Department of State


Laura SONTER, University of Vermont

Daniela SERRA, University of Otago

Nadia SITAS, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Sohail AHMAD, Laboratory for Integrated Research and Action for Human Settlements (LabSet)

Carolina ADLER, ETH Zurich

Steven HOFFENSON, Stevens Institute of Technology


*The conference also serves as an informal platform for the newly launched International Network for Government Science Advice.