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To frame conversations throughout this two-day event, we are inviting a small number of speakers to offer cutting edge ideas and advance our thinking about the field of public participation in scientific research. A team of advisors offered invaluable help to identify speakers from diverse disciplines and perspectives.

We are pleased that the following individuals have accepted an invitation to speak:

Heidi Ballard, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Education, University of California, Davis

Owen Boyle, Citizen-based Monitoring Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Seth Cooper, Creative Director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington

Nolan Doesken, Colorado Climate Center, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

Ben Duncan, Policy Analyst, Multnomah County Environmental Health

Muki (Mordechai) Haklay, Professor of Geographic Information Science, University College London

Dennis Martinez, Chair, Indigenous Peoples' Restoration Network (IPRN) of the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SERI)

Bill Michener, Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives, University Libraries and DataONE, University of New Mexico

Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator, National Park Service, Acadia National Park and Schoodic Education and Research Center

Greg Newman, Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Wallace J. Nichols, Founder/Co-Director, Ocean Revolution; Research Associate, Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences

Roman G. Orona, performer and lecturer, formerly of Salmon Corps

Rajul Pandya, Director, Spark: UCAR Science Education, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Tina Phillips, Evaluation Program Manager, Department of Program Development and Evaluation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Terry L. Root, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Linda Silka, Director, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Professor, School of Economics, University of Maine

Arfon Smith, Director of Citizen Science, Adler Planetarium, and Zooniverse Technical Lead

Kris Stepenuck, WI Water Action Volunteers Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Extension and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Andrea Wiggins, Postdoctoral Fellow, DataONE, University of New Mexico and Cornell University

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