Rebecca Rose Stanton is an animal rights scholar and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in animal studies from Northumbria University, UK, where she is an associate fellow at the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics, and conveys the “Animals and Animation” group for the Society of Animation Studies. She is the author of The Disneyfication of Animals.
Josh Steinhouse is a historian specializing in American pop culture, particularly the 20th century. He has degrees in American Studies and Education, and has both a personal and professional interest in the history, culture, and impact of The Walt Disney Company. He is the producer of the weekly blog, Steinhouse Of Mouse, where he discusses all things related to Disney.
Paul Shapiro is the author of the Washington Post bestseller, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, and the co-host of the Business For Good Podcast. He is a four-time TEDx speaker and has published more than a hundred articles on food sustainability, from daily newspapers to academic journals.
Erna Walraven is the Emeritus Senior Curator at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. She has worked with and observed wild animals for more than three decades and has a deep fascination for our shared evolutionary history and the leadership lessons we can learn from a shared past. She is the author of Wild Leadership: What Wild Animals Teach Us About Leadership.
Nicole Rawling is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Material Innovation Initiative, an organization that seeks to accelerate the development of next-generation sustainable materials for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries, with a focus on replacing animal-based materials.
Stefanie Brendl is the founder and executive director of Shark Allies, an organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of sharks and rays. Its focus is on taking action, on raising awareness and guiding initiatives that reduce the destructive overfishing of sharks on a global scale. She was a driving force behind the Hawaiian shark fin trade ban in 2010, the first in the nation.