2017 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Ursula Burns

Chairman - Xerox Corporation

Peter Callstrom

President and Chief Executive Officer - San Diego Workforce Partnership

Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D.

President - University of Washington

Mark Dankberg

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - ViaSat

Francis deSouza

President and Chief Executive Officer - Illumina

Dale Dougherty

Chief Executive Officer - Maker Media, Inc.

Founder - MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire

Eric J. Gertler

Chairman - U.S. News & World Report

CEO - Ulysses Ventures

Ankur Gopal

Chief Executive Officer - Interapt

Philip J. Hanlon, Ph.D.

President - Dartmouth College

Peter Hirshberg

Founder - Maker City, Inc.

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.

President Emerita - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

President - AAAS

Krisztina “Z” Holly

Founder and Chief Instigator - MAKE IT IN LA

Host - “The Art of Manufacturing” podcast

JD Hoye

President - NAF

Andrew N. Liveris

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - The Dow Chemical Company

Mary Hope McQuiston

Vice President - Autodesk Education Experiences

Ioannis N. Miaoulis, Ph.D.

President and Director - Museum of Science, Boston

Andrew W. Moore, Ph.D.

Dean - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D.

Director - NASA Johnson Space Center

Ron Ottinger

Executive Director - STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Scott Peters

U.S. Congressman - 52nd District of California

G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Ph.D.

President - Georgia Institute of Technology

Albert Pisano, Ph.D.

Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering - University of California–San Diego

Debra L. Reed

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Sempra Energy

Darlene V. Shiley

President - The Shiley Foundation

Gerald Solomon

Executive Director - Samueli Foundation

Matthew Sutton

President, Private Client Sector - CH2M

Joey Talia

Circuit Designer - Intel

Katherine Wilcox

Executive Director - EnCorps STEM Teachers Program

Al Abdallah

Chief Operating Officer - Urban League of San Diego

Ashok Agrawal, D.M.

Managing Director for Professional Services; Director of External Affairs - American Society for Engineering Education

Navid Alipour

Managing Partner - Analytics Ventures

Darin Andersen

Chairman - CyberTECH

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - CyberUnited, Inc.

Janet Bandows Koster

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - Association for Women in Science

Gloria R. Bañuelos, Ph.D.

Manager, Government Affairs - Qualcomm

Anthony Barela

Principal - Vista High School, Vista, California

Teresa Barnett

Executive Director - Community Resources for Science

Kelvin Beachum

NFL Player and STEM Advocate - New York Jets

Jon Bellum, Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President - Colorado State University–Global Campus

Vince Bertram, Ed.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - Project Lead The Way

Bronwyn Bevan, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Science and Mathematics Education - University of Washington

Liisa Bozinovic

Executive Director - Biocom Institute

Megan Burks

Education Reporter - KPBS

Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D.

Dean and Distinguished University Professor, School of Education - Drexel University

April Butterfield

Vice President, Technology - Jabil

Victor V. Buzachero

Corporate Senior Vice President - Scripps Health

Curtis Cain, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools - Wentzville School District, Wentzville, Missouri

Lindsay Cates

Publications Associate - U.S. News & World Report

Chelsea Cochrane

Science Coordinator - San Diego County Office of Education

Michael Connet

Senior Director, Outreach and Partner Development - Association for Career and Technical Education

Dianna Cowern

Creator - Physics Girl

David T. Crowther, Ph.D.

Professor of Science Education; Executive Director, Raggio Research Center for STEM Education - University of Nevada–Reno

President - National Science Teachers Association

Janelle Curtis

Director of Programs & Development - RoboNation, AUVSI Foundation

Patti Curtis

Managing Director, Washington Office - Museum of Science, Boston

Vice Admiral (ret.) Walter J. Davis

Co-Founder and Vice President of Organizational Development - EvoNexus

Jo Marie Diamond

President and Chief Executive Officer - San Diego East County Economic Development Council

Melissa Diaz-Cisneros

Fifth Grade Teacher - Chula Vista Hills Elementary School, Chula Vista, California

Matt Dozier

President and Chief Executive Officer - EAST Initiative

David Drucker

Senior Vice President, Sponsorship and Advertising Sales - Channel One News

Catherine Dunn

Principal, State Solutions - ACT

Ann Durham

Deputy Sector Navigator for Health, San Diego/Imperial Region - California Community Colleges Health Workforce Initiative

Charles Eaton

Chief Executive Officer - Creating IT Futures

Executive Vice President, Social Innovation - CompTIA

Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director - Science from Scientists

David D. Etzwiler

Chief Executive Officer - Siemens Foundation

Ida Rose Florez, Ph.D.

Owner/Consultant - Early Childhood System Solutions

Andi Frost

Vice Principal - Kearny High – School of Science, Connections & Technology

Gabriela Gamiz

Director of Community Engagement - Harvey Mudd College

Lindsey Gardner

Director of External Relations - STEM Education Coalition

Linnea Garrett

School Director - Chicago Tech Academy High School

William H. Gary, Sr.

Executive Vice President, Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division - Cuyahoga Community College

Marybeth Gasman, Ph.D.

Professor of Higher Education - University of Pennsylvania

Director - Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, University of Pennsylvania

Ron Gonzales

President and Chief Executive Officer - Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Cheryl K. Goodman

Executive Director - Athena San Diego

Stephanie Gregson, Ed.D.

Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division; Executive Director, Instructional Quality Commission - California Department of Education

Helen V. Griffith, Ed.D.

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - e3 Civic High School, San Diego

Susie Harborth

Managing Director and Co-Founder - BioLabs San Diego

General Partner - BioInnovation Capital

Jordan Harrison

Director, College Town - Reality Changers

Lorie Hearn

Executive Director - inewsource

Ed Hidalgo

Director, World of Work Initiative - Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education, University of San Diego

Jessica Howard

STEAM Program Director - Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation

Prashant Javkar

Manager, STEAM Strategy and Programs - Ford

Christine Jensen, Ed.D.

Special Programs Coordinator, Community Education and Workforce Development - MiraCosta College

Paul Johnson

Cyber Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman

Peder Jungck

Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence & Security - BAE Systems

Ross Kasun, Ed.D.

Superintendent - Freehold Township School District, Freehold, New Jersey

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer - U.S. News & World Report

Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Mathematics Education - Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Olivia Khalili

Director, Yahoo for Good - Yahoo

Houri Khatchadorian

Member, Board of Managers Education Commission - California State PTA

Brett Killeen

Principal - Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego

Kate Kreamer

Deputy Executive Director - Advance CTE

Mike Lawrence

Chief Executive Officer - CUE

Ava Lonneman

Student - Bio-Med Science Academy, Rootstown, Ohio

Winner - 2017 National 4-H Council Youth In Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Jesse Lovejoy

Director, STEM Education and 49ers Museum - San Francisco 49ers

Mimi Lufkin

Chief Executive Officer - National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Hernán Luis y Prado

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Workshops for Warriors

Tom Lupfer

President - Clarity Design, Inc.

Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Research and Policy, Associate Director for Research and Policy - Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

Reginald McGregor

Manager, Engineering Employee Development, Research & Technology Strategy - Rolls-Royce Corporation

Irving Pressley McPhail, Ed.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Analia Mendez

Director, Career Education and Advising - University of California–San Diego

Hala Mirza

Vice President, Corporate Communications and Citizenship - Regeneron

Jamillah Moore, Ed.D.

President - Cañada College, Redwood City, CA

Marcos Morales

Assistant Vice President & Head, Talent Management and National STEM Initiatives - INROADS

Michael Morella

Deputy Editor - U.S. News & World Report

Meredith Morris

Global Education Leader - The Dow Chemical Company

Cindy Moss, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Global STEM Initiatives - Discovery Education

Sean Newcomer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology - California State University San Marcos

Maria Nichols

Director, School Innovation - San Diego Unified School District

Tina S. Nova, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - Molecular Stethoscope

William Oakes, Ph.D.

Director, EPICS Program; Professor of Engineering Education - Purdue University

Julia Olsen, Ph.D.

Director of Teacher Development, College of Education - University of Arizona

Elzandi Oosthuizen

Vice President of Global Strategy - Monsanto

Joseph Panetta

President and Chief Executive Officer - Biocom

Anna M. Park

Chief Executive Officer - Great Minds in STEM

Ellen Peneski

Program Coordinator, Performance and Analytics Department - City of San Diego

Carol Pepper-Kittredge

Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies - Sierra College

Statewide Project Director - California Community College Maker Initiative

Randolph Philipp, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics Education Director, Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education - San Diego State University

Sharon J. Pierce, Ed.D.

President - Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Ellen Potter, Ph.D.

Retired Director, Education Outreach - Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Kimberly F. Price

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Enterprise Services - 3M

Jessica Rannow

President - Society of Women Engineers

Patricia Reily, Ed.D.

Veterans Services Director - California State University–San Marcos

Linda P. Rosen, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer - Change the Equation

Larry Rosenstock

Chief Executive Officer - High Tech High, San Diego

Carlo Salerno, Ph.D.

Vice President, Data Analytics - Strada Education Network

Mary Sandy

Director - Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Vilavanh Sanginthirath

Co-Managing Director - Girls in Tech San Diego

Anupama Shekhar

West Region Lead - TEALS, Microsoft Philanthropies

Ellen Sherratt, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders - American Institutes for Research

Elizabeth H. Simmons, Ph.D.

Dean - Lyman Briggs College

Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development; University Distinguished Professor of Physics - Michigan State University

Marti Skold-Jordan

Manager, US Community Partnerships - GlaxoSmithKline

Natasha Smith-Walker

Executive Director - Project Exploration

Steven Snyder, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer - Fleet Science Center

Ben Solomon

Project Manager, Curriculum and Instruction - AVID Center

Vincent Stewart

Executive Director, STEM Network - Children Now

Lynn Strickland

Executive Director - Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Megan Thomas

Senior Director of Collaborative Philanthropy - San Diego Grantmakers

Viola Thompson

President - Information Technology Senior Management Forum

Nhu Tran

Community Relations Manager - San Diego Gas & Electric

Lynne Tsuda

Associate Director of Institutional Giving - Girls Inc.

Ricardo Valerdi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering - University of Arizona

Founder and Chief Scientist - Science of Sport

David Valladolid

President and CEO - Parent Institute for Quality Education

Caroline VanIngen-Dunn

Director, Community College STEM Pathways - Science Foundation Arizona

Judy Vredenburgh

President and Chief Executive Officer - Girls Inc.

Kirk Walters, Ph.D.

Managing Researcher - American Institutes for Research

David B. Williams, Ph.D., Sc.D.

Dean, College of Engineering; Executive Dean, Professional Colleges - Ohio State University

Sirisha Yadlapati

Senior Program Director - Motorola Solutions Foundation

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