Roger Wiens Leader of the Chem Cam project on the Mars Rover Curiosity, member of the Space Remote Sensing Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and author of the book Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity.
Cathy Wilson Geomorphologist with Los Alamos National Laboratory, head of the Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystem Science team in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, on thawing permafrost in the arctic.
Barbara KingBiological anthropologist at the College of William and Mary, blogger for NPR, author of several books, including How Animals Grieve, on her talk, Animal Emotion, sponsored by the School for Advanced Research.
Allan Badiner Activist and writer, contributing editor to Tricycle Magazine, editor of the new edition of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics, published by Synergetic Press, on the board of the CBD Project Ralph Metzner Psychologist, writer, founder of the Green Earth Foundation, author of many books, including Allies for Awakening and Green Psychology Don Lattin Author and journalist; his books include Distilled Spirits, The Harvard Psychedelic Club, and his forthcoming books is titled, Changing Our Minds: The Reemergence of Psychedelics for Mental Health and Spiritual Growth.
Dennis McKenna Ethnopharmacologist, founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute; assistant professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota, and author of The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terrence McKenna.