Speakers

Anurag_Acharya

Anurag Acharya

Distinguished engineer and co-creator of Google Scholar, Google

Joel Achenbach

Reporter, The Washington Post
Julia Adler-Milstein

Julia Adler-Milstein

Associate professor of medicine and director, Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research, UC San Francisco

Luc Allemand

Editor in chief, Afriscitech.com
Guillem_Anglada-Escude

Guillem Anglada Escude

Team leader, Pale Red Dot; Astronomer, Queen Mary University of London
Sebastián Apesteguía

Sebastián Apesteguía

Paleontologist, Fundación Azara

Christie Aschwanden

Lead science writer, FiveThirtyEight
Alan_Ashworth

Alan Ashworth

Director, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cyndi_Atherton

Cyndi Atherton

Director, Science, Heising-Simons Foundation


Monya Baker

Correspondent and editor, Nature

Adele Baleta

Independent writer and trainer,

Nora Bär

Science and health editor, La Nación, Buenos Aires

Ruby Barcklay

Communications director, Science Philanthropy Alliance
Roy_Beck-Barkai

Roy Beck-Barkai

Associate professor, Tel Aviv University
Steven_Bedard

Steven Bedard

Editor in chief, bioGraphic Magazine

Peggy Berryhill

President, Native Media Resource Center

Eric Betz

Associate editor, Discover

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

Freelance journalist
Ramesh_Bhushal

Ramesh Bhushal

Nepal editor, The Third Pole and Earth Journalism Network
Sibusiso_Biyela

Sibusiso Biyela

Science journalist, SciBraai
Jeffrey Bluestone

Jeffrey Bluestone

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen distinguished professor, UC San Francisco; President and CEO, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Deborah_Blum

Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT

John Bohannon

Correspondent, Science; visiting scholar, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Brooke Borel

Independent journalist and author

Nicholas Bouskill

Environmental microbiologist and biogeochemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Alan_Boyle

Alan Boyle

Aerospace and science editor, GeekWire

Hristio Boytchev

Reporter, correctiv.org

Helen Branswell

Senior writer, global health, STAT

Helen Briggs

Journalist, BBC News

Estrella Burgos

Editor in chief, ¿Como ves? Magazine

Jennifer Burney

Assistant professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
Atul_Butte

Atul Butte

Director, Institute of Computational Health Sciences, and professor of pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Richard_Buttery

Richard Buttery

Scientific director, DIII-D National Fusion Facility
Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo

Knight chair in visual journalism, University of Miami
Alejandro_Calvillo_Unna

Alejandro Calvillo Unna

Director, El Poder del Consumidor

Bibiana Campos-Seijo

Editor in chief, Chemical and Engineering News

Larry Carbone

Director, Animal Care and Use Program; senior veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, UC San Francisco
Wayne_Cascio

Wayne Cascio

Robert H. Reynolds Distinguished Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado, Denver

Jo Chandler

Freelance journalist

Alicia Chang

Health and science editor, The Associated Press

Rhitu Chatterjee

Science reporter, editor at NPR Food
Xiaoxue_Chen

Xiaoxue Chen

Editor, The Intellectual

Shubranshu Choudary

Director and founder, CGNet Swara Foundation
Jasson_Muir_Clarke

Jasson Muir Clarke

Journalist and PR specialist; communications officer, World Animal Protection

Jennifer Couzin-Frankel

Senior writer, Science
Javier_Cruz-Mena

Javier Cruz-Mena

Science communicator, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Kerry Cullinan

Managing editor, Health-e News Service
Wilson_da_Silva

Wilson da Silva

Freelance science writer
Carla_Da_Silva_Almeida

Carla Da Silva Almeida

Science journalist and researcher, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)

Maedeh Darzi

Research scientist, Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (Tehran)
Jop_De_Vrieze

Jop De Vrieze

Independent science writer
Ides_Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing director, Journalismfund.eu
Joe_DeRisi

Joe DeRisi

Professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF, and co-president of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Hannah Devlin

Science correspondent, The Guardian
Sheperd_Doeleman

Sheperd Doeleman

Director, Event Horizon Telescope, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna

Professor, molecular and cell biology and chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Nadia_Drake

Nadia Drake

Contributing writer, National Geographic

Josee Nadia Drouin

Director, Agence Science-Presse

Ève Dubé

Medical anthropologist

Harry Dugmore

Director, Centre for Health Journalism, Rhodes University South Africa

Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz

Chief executive officer, El Universal
Abdalllah_El-Kurebe

Abdallah el-Kurebe

Regional editor, Newswatch Communications
Stephen_Embleton

Stephen Embleton

News network and online manager, Earth Touch News

Eva Emerson

Editor, Annual Reviews Magazine

Martin Enserink

European news editor, Science Magazine

James Fahn

Executive director, Internews' Earth Journalism Network

Gustavo Faleiros

Founder and editor, InfoAmazonia

Pete Farley

Director of communications for research and education, UC San Francisco

Rachel Feltman

Science editor, Popular Science
Rick_Fienberg

Rick Fienberg

Press officer, American Astronomical Society

Seth Fletcher

Chief features editor, Scientific American

Douglas Fox

Freelance writer
Joshua_Frieman

Joshua A. Frieman

Director, Dark Energy Survey, Fermilab & University of Chicago
William_H_Funk

William H. Funk

Independent journalist

Richard Gallagher

President and editor-in-chief, Annual Reviews

Andrew Gelman

Professor, Department of Statistics and Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Azeen_Ghorayshi

Azeen Ghorayshi

Science reporter, BuzzFeed News
Pallab_Ghosh

Pallab Ghosh

Science correspondant, BBC News
Wayt_Gibbs

Wayt Gibbs

Editorial director, Intellectual Ventures
Chrissie_Giles

Chrissie Giles

Editor, Mosaic
James_Gillies

James Gillies

Senior communications advisor, CERN
Stanton_Glantz

Stanton Glantz

Truth Initiative Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control
, UC San Francisco

Helena González Burón

CEO, Big Van Science and editor, National Geographic (Spain)
Lawrence_Gostin

Lawrence Gostin

Faculty director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
Soledad_Gouiric_Cavalli

Soledad Gouiric Cavalli

Paleontologist, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Serusha_Govender

Serusha Govender

Freelance journalist and producer

Cynthia Graber

Co-host, Gastropod

Diego Graglia

Independent journalist

Ronald Green

Professor emeritus, religion and ethics, Dartmouth College
David_Grimm

David Grimm

Online news editor, Science
Joydeep_Gupta

Joydeep Gupta

Founder and director, The Third Pole

Kristian Hammond

Chief scientist, Narrative Science

Amy Harmon

National correspondent, The New York Times
Lisa_Harvey-Smith

Lisa Harvey-Smith

Group leader, Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO
Sam_Hawgood

Sam Hawgood

Chancellor, University of California, San Francisco
Thomas_Hayden

Thomas Hayden

Founding director, Master of Arts in Earth Systems, Environmental Communication Program, Stanford University
Erika_Hayden

Erika Check Hayden

Director, Science Communication Program, UC Santa Cruz
Laura_Helmuth

Laura Helmuth

Health, science and environment editor, The Washington Post

Robin Marantz Henig

Freelance writer, immediate past president, National Association of Science Writers
Nathanial_Herzberg

Nathanial Herzberg

Science reporter, Le Monde

Daniela Hirschfeld

Editor and regional consultant, SciDev.Net Latin America; editor in chief, Galería Magazine
Andrew_Holtz

Andrew Holtz

Health and medicine journalist and writer

Aaron Horvath

Ph.D. fellow, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Solomon Hsiang

Chancellor's associate professor of public policy and director of the Global Policy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

Rob Irion

Director emeritus, Science Communication Program, UC Santa Cruz
Jude_Isabella

Jude Isabella

Editor in chief, Hakai Magazine

Jaclyn Jansen

Freelance writer
Hussam_Jefee-Bahloul

Hussam Jefee-Bahloul

Assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Akin Jimoh

Director, DevComs Network

Josephine Johnson

Director of research and research scholar, The Hastings Center
Chonnettia_Jones

Chonnettia Jones

Director, Insight and Analysis, Wellcome Trust

Gregory Kaebnick

Research scholar, The Hastings Center
Jennifer_Kahn

Jennifer Kahn

Adjunct professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Cristin Kearns

Postdoctoral fellow, UC San Francisco

Diana Kenney

Assistant director of communications, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole

Roxanne Khamsi

Chief news editor, Nature Medicine

Hayden King (TBC)

Writer and assistant professor, public policy, Ryerson and Carleton University
Faye_Kirkland

Faye Kirkland

Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC, The Guardian

Cécile Klingler

Independent science and data journalist
Christof Koch

Christof Koch

President and chief scientific officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Dee Dee Kramer

Industry documents library manager, UC San Francisco
Federico_Kukso

Federico Kukso

Freelance science journalist
Kai_Kupferschmidt

Kai Kupferschmidt

Science reporter, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Science Magazine

Ramanan Laxminarayan

Director and senior fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy
Paula_Leighton

Paula Leighton

Science journalist, El Mercurio

Margaret Levi

Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Christabel_Ligami

Christabel Ligami

Freelance journalist

Wendell Lim

Professor and chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology; HHMI Investigator; and director, University of California, San Francisco Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology
Charles_Limb

Charles Limb

Francis A. Sooy Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; chief, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery; and director, Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center, UC San Francisco

Robert Logan

Communication scientist, National Library of Medicine

Elizabeth Lopatto

Science editor, The Verge

Gilberto Lopes

Director of global oncology and international programs, University of Miami, and editor of the Journal of Global Oncology
Kirsi Lorentz

Kirsi Lorentz

Assistant professor, The Cyprus Institute

Silvana Luciani

Unit chief, noncommunicable disease, Pan American Health Organization
Mia_Malan

Mia Malan

Health editor, Mail and Guardian

Udi Manber

Professor and director, Digital Transformation, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Gary Marchant

Professor, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Marilynn_Marchione

Marilynn Marchione

Chief medical writer, The Associated Press

John Markoff

Reporter, The New York Times (retired)

Enrique Bustamante Martinez

Director, Fundación Ealy Ortiz A.C.
Antonio_Martinez_Ron

Antonio Martínez Ron

Host, Catástrofe Ultravioleta
Amanda_Mascarelli

Amanda Mascarelli

Managing editor, SAPIENS Magazine

Margie Mason

Regional medical writer (Asia), The Associated Press

Betsy Mason

Freelance journalist, National Geographic
Phil_McKenna

Phil McKenna

News reporter, InsideClimate

Maryn McKenna

Contributor, National Geographic

Derek Mead

Editor-in-chief, Motherboard

Mike Mechanic 

Senior editor, Mother Jones

Thiago Medaglia

Journalist, Ambiantal, InfoAmazonia

Mark Miller

Associate director for research, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

Natasha Mitchell

Presenter and journalist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Oscar Miyamoto

Freelance science journalist, Mexican Network of Science Journalists (RedMPC)

Nolwazi Mkhwanazi

Senior lecturer, social anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand
Izabela_Moi

Izabela Moi

Co-founder and executive director, Agência Mural de Jornalismo das Periferias, Folha de São Paulo
Lauren_Morello

Lauren Morello

Bureau chief, Americas, Nature

Veronique Morin

Science journalist and communicator, Laval University (CSWA and WFSJ)

Trevor Mundel

President, Global Health Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Nathan_Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold

Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures; founder, Modernist Cuisine; vice chairman, TerraPower

John Ngai

Coates Family professor of neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Bianca Nogrady

Freelance science journalist and author
Ivan_Oransky

Ivan Oransky

Distinguished writer in residence, New York University; co-founder, Retraction Watch; editor at large, MedPage Today

Bothina Osama

North Africa and Middle East editor, SciDev.net

Kevin Outterson

Executive director, Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X)
Özgül_Öztürk

Özgül Öztürk

Researcher and lecturer, physics department, University of Siegen; chair, SESAME Users Committee

Steve Palumbi

Professor of biology, Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station

Kasha Patel

Science writer, NASA Goddard

Roland Pease

Radio science journalist, Science Media
Rodrigo_Perez_Ortega

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

Freelance science journalist, Mexican Network of Science Journalists (RedMPC)

Saul Perlmutter

Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabble professor of physics, University of California, Berkeley; senior scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Per Peterson

Professor in nuclear engineering, UC Berkeley

Malin Pinsky

Assistant professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University
Diego Pol

Diego Pol

Paleontologist, Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio
Debbie_Ponchner

Debbie Ponchner

Founder, daily science section of La Nación (Costa Rica), and Spanish language website of Scientific American
Angela_Posada-Swafford

Angela Posada-Swafford

Freelance science journalist, author, lecturer; Scientific American, Revistas Muy Interesante, El Tiempo

Corey Powell

Science editor, Aeon Magazine

Subhra Priyadarshini

Editor, Nature India, Springer Nature

Luis Quevedo

Host, El Método (podcast) and founder, Cuonda (Spanish-language podcast network)

Tania Rabesandratana

Contributing correspondent, Science Magazine
Sandeep_Ravindran

Sandeep Ravindran

Freelance science writer

Antonio Regalado

Senior editor for biomedicine, MIT Technology Review

Gunn Britt Retter

Head, arctic and environment unit, Saami Council

Sandrine Rigaud

Investigative journalist, Cash Investigation

Josué Rivas

Photographer, cinematographer, and film director

Mary Roach

Best Selling Author, Grunt, Gulp, Stiff and many more
Dyna_Rochmyaningsih

Dyna Rochmyaningsih

Freelance science journalist

Adam Rogers

Deputy editor, WIRED

Hernando Rojas

Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valeria_Roman

Valeria Román

Freelance science journalist

Cristine Russell

Freelance and senior fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Andrea Saenz Arroyo

Professor of biology, Colegio de la Frontera Sur

Kristin Sainani

Associate professor of health research and policy, Stanford University
Dalia_Abdel_Salam

Dalia Abdel Salam

Editor in chief, For Science magazine

Bob Sanders

Manager, science communications, UC Berkeley Media Relations
Ramu_Sapkota

Ramu Sapkota

Correspondent, Himal Khabarpatrika
Randy_Schekman

Randy Schekman

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; professor of cell and developmental biology, UC Berkeley
Sonja_Schmid

Sonja Schmid

Associate professor, science and technology studies, Virginia Tech

Yves Sciama

Freelance journalist

Sarah Scoles

Freelance writer

Gita Sen

Director, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health and Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Seth Shostak

Senior astronomer, SETI Institute

Nancy Shute

Health editor, NPR
Tom_Siegfried

Tom Siegfried

Editor at large, Science News
Gerardo_Sifuentes

Gerardo Sifuentes Marin

Editorial coordinador, Revista Muy Interesante Mexico

Mandi Smallhorne

President, African Federation of Science Journalists and South African Science Journalists Association

Tara C. Smith

Aassociate professor, Kent State University College of Public Health

Mildred Solomon

President, The Hastings Center
Photo_Spiegel

Paul Spiegel

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response
Deepak_Srivastava

Deepak Srivastava

Younger Family Director, senior investigator and director, the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease; director, Roddenberry Stem Cell Center at the Gladstone Institutes
Michael_Stang

Michael Stang

Freelance science reporter, Hostwriter.org; WPK (German Association of Science Journalists)
Senne_Starckx

Senne Starckx

Freelance science journalist, De Standaard, Eos

Elizabeth Striano

Communications officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Meera_Subramanian

Meera Subramanian

Journalist and author of A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis

Rashid Sumaila

Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia
Harry_Surjadi

Harry Surjadi

Founder and director, Society of Indonesian Science Journalists

Noelle Swan

Staff editor, The Christian Science Monitor

Mahmoud Tabrize

Professor, Isfahan University of Technology
Rebecca_Tan

Rebecca Tan

Managing editor, Asian Scientist Magazine

Jill Tarter

Astronomer, SETI Institute

Padma Tata Venkata

Freelance science journalist

Anso Thom

Special writer and head of media projects, Section 27

Dick Thompson

Former team leader for pandemic and outbreak communication, World Health Organization

Robert Tjian

Biochemist, UC Berkeley and former president, HHMI
John Travis

John Travis

Managing news editor, Science

Meg Urry

Astrophysicist, Yale University and former president, American Astronomical Society

Anna Valmero

Journalist and correspondent, Citiscope.org
Peter_Vermij

Peter Vermij

Executive director, Bird's Eye Communications

Robert Wachter

Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine; Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine; Marc and Lynne Benioff Endowed Chair, UC San Francisco

Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla

Independent journalist and MPH candidate

S. Lynne Walker

Executive director, InquireFirst
Catherine_Walsh

Catherine Walsh

Regular user, Atacama large millimeter/submillimeter array and university academic fellow, University of Leeds
Joel_Warner

Joel Warner

Freelance journalist and author

Jon Weiner

Manager, communications & media relations, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Pamela_Weintraub

Pamela Weintraub

Senior editor, Aeon Magazine

Craig Welch

Environment writer, National Geographic

Dan Wertheimer

Chief scientist, SETI Institute, UC Berkeley
Sarah_Wild

Sarah Wild

Science journalist

Joan Williams

Director, Center for WorkLife Law, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco

Tate Williams

Science philanthropy journalist, Inside Philanthropy

Harry Wilson

Senior editor, Canadian Geographic

Ron Winslow

Freelance writer, The Wall Street Journal (retired)
Mohammed_Yahia

Mohammed Yahia

Executive editor, Middle East, Nature Research
Ed_Yong

Ed Yong

Author, I Contain Multitudes and staff writer, The Atlantic

Tom Zeller

Editor in chief, Undark
Carl_Zimmer

Carl Zimmer

Columnist, The New York Times and contributing national correspondent, STAT
Thierry_Zomahoun

Thierry Zomahoun

President and CEO, The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Wendy Zukerman

Host, Science Vs (podcast)