2018 Panel Discussion Speakers

Albany Asher
Director & Producer
Lapstone, New South Wales
Australia

Dr. Sadye Paez
Project Manager, Genome Project
Rockefeller University
New York, NY

Dr. Jinfeng Zhou
General Secretary
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)
Beijing, China

Felix Abayomi
Founder & CEO, Wildlife Africa
Lagos, Nigeria

Jim Costopulos
Founder & CEO, Global Oceans
New York, NY

Libor Spacek and Petra Dolezalova
Film Producers, Escape to Nature
Prague, Czech Republic 

Pengfei Shen
Film Director, NeoMedia, Ltd
Beijing, China

Prince Harris Taga
Founder & CEO, Friends of Maasai Mara
Nairobi, Kenya

Therese A. Engels
Film producer and journalist
Linz, Austria

Kelly Bakos
FauneVoyage Films and Media
Petersburg, Alaska | USA

Majid Mohammad Doost
Wildlife Pictures Institute
Tehran, Iran

Roxana Rogan
Founder, Wild Education
Syndey, NSW | Australia

Matthew Newton
Rummin Productions
Hobart, Tasmania | Australia

Lynn Schlingemann
United National Environment Program (UNEP)
Vienna, Switzerland

Tiffany Lynn Deater
PhD candidate in Environmental Biology
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, New York | USA

Thivanka Rukshan Perera
Film director and producer
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Philippa Wilkinson
Film producer, Founder & Director
Responsible Wildlife Travelers
Melbourne, NSW | Australia

Billy Ward
Film Producer and Director
Las Vegas, NV | USA

Trevor Almeida
Producer & Director
Victoria, NSW | Australia

Michael Aw
Director of Ocean Geographic Society
Author, explorer and conservation photographer
Singapore

Mallory Lindsay
"The Curious Conservationist"
Wildlife Filmmaker and Photographer
San Diego, CA

Dr. Christina P. Colon
Department of Biology Sciences
Kingsborough College, CUNY
New York, NY

Andrew Wegst
Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer
Senior Video Producer, WildAid
San Francisco, CA

Irina Zhuravleva
Film producer and director
Moscow, Russia

Camilla H. Fox
Founder & Executive Director,
PROJECT COYOTE
Larkspur, CA

Brooke Bierhaus
Investigative journalist & photographer
Apollo Beach, USA

Justin and Andreea Lotak
Film Producers & photographers
Craiova, Romania

Collin Monda
Film Producer & Director
New York, NY

Hyatt Mamoun
Producer & Director
Marietta, GA

Ilana Lapid
Associate Professor & Film Producer
New Mexico State University
La Cruces, NM

Ashley Scott Davison
Director & Producer, Iniosante Films
New Braunfels, TX

Catherine Land
Producer
Austin, TX

Caitlin Starowicz
Producer/Director
Grand Passage Media Inc.
New York, NY

Dave Taylor

Producer/Director
Cool Brick Studios
Aspen, CO
Virginia (Gina) Kelly, Esq.
Climb for Conservation,
Founder & Executive Director
Norfolk, VA