Most of these world-renowned speakers have been contributors to one or more IPCC Assessment reports and many have appeared before the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences to provide information that was incorporated into Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si.’ 

Meet Our Speakers

Bill Nye

CEO of the Planetary Society, science educator, mechanical engineer, bestselling author

Carl Pope

Author & Former Executive Director and Chairman of the Sierra Club

Cardinal Peter Turkson

Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Mario Molina, Ph.D.

Nobel Laureate

Peter Raven, Ph.D.

Conference co-chair
Missouri Botanical Garden

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Ph.D.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Prabhu Pingali, Ph.D.

Cornell University

Michael Hanemann, Ph.D.

Arizona State University

Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.

Oregon State University

Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Elizabeth Ainsworth, Ph.D.

University of Illinois

Rev. Dr. Richard Cizik, D.H.L.

National Association of Evangelicals

Heather Eaton, Ph.D.

Saint Paul University

Jack Fishman, Ph.D.

Conference Chair
Saint Louis University

Peter Gleick, Ph.D.

Pacific Institute

Rev. Mitchell Hescox

The Evangelical Environmental Network

Katharine Mach, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Fr. John McCarthy

English Canada Province for the Society of Jesus

P.J. Simmons

Corporate Eco Forum

Nancy Tuchman, Ph.D.

Loyola University Chicago

Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.

Global Footprint Network

Colin Wellenkamp

Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative

Kehkashan Basu

Green Hope Foundation