Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed Speakers:

  • James Borrell

    James Borrell’s aim is to encourage aspiring conservationists. His first experience of expeditions was a month spent in the rainforests of Madagascar at the age of 17. Subsequently he has been invo...

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  • Daniel Lombraña-González

    Dr Daniel Lombraña González is a Computer engineer by training and holds a PhD in Parallel Genetic Programming on Volunteer Desktop Grids. He is working for the Citizen Cyberscience Centre as a Senior ...

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  • Jacqueline McGlade

    Professor Jacqueline McGlade is Special Advisor to UNEP’s Executive Director working on the post 2015 development agenda and UNEP Live, UNEP’s knowledge platform. She is a Professor at University...

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  • Darlene Cavalier

    Darlene Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter, a one-stop-shop for citizen scientists to find projects to get involved in and a share space where researchers and project organizers activate projects, rec...

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  • Rick Bonney

    Rick Bonney is Director of Program Development and Evaluation at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Co-founder of the Lab’s Citizen Science Program, he develops, guides, and studies the social and educati...

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  • Jeff Howe

    Jeff Howe is a contributing editor at Wired, a journalism professor at Northeastern University, and a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. He coined the term “crowdsourcing,” and wrote the book Cro...

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  • Caren Cooper

    Dr Caren Cooper is an ecologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where she studies bird life history, ecology, and conservation through the use of citizen science. Her work focuses on the use of the obs...

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  • Erinma Ochu

    Dr Erinma Ochu is Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, exploring the cultural value of citizen science and innovative ways the public can participate in biomedical research. Trained originally as a neurosci...

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  • Heidi Ballard

    Professor Heidi Ballard of UC Davis is at the forefront of finding out how citizen science works and why it matters, and her work emphasizes citizen science that empowers communities to ask their own que...

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  • Lea Shanley

    Dr Lea Shanley directs the Commons Lab within the Science and Technology Innovation Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Commons Lab advances research and policy analysis...

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  • Kirsti Ala-Mutka

    Dr Kirsti Ala-Mutka is a policy officer at European Commission DG CONNECT, Digital Science unit. She works on developing the unit portfolio on supporting digital science related policies and practices. S...

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  • Robert Simpson

    Dr Robert Simpson is the Communications Lead for the Zooniverse. An astrophysics researcher and web developer working in Oxford, he has a PhD in astrophysics from Cardiff and has been hacking astronomy s...

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