Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Keynote Address
Keynote Lunch, Thursday June 25
Andrew Zimmern is a TV personality, chef, food writer, and teacher, who is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, host, and coexecutive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, and Bizarre Foods America,...
Plenary Speaker
Welcome Lunch, Tuesday June 23
Ford W. Bell began his tenure as president of the American Alliance of Museums (then the American Association of Museums) in June 2007. He brings to AAM a lifelong passion for museums and a clear understanding of the important role museums play as educational institutions, economic engines and community assets, as well as places of...
Plenary Speaker
Closing Lunch, Friday June 26
Peter H. Raven, a leading botanist and advocate of conservation and biodiversity, is president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis.  In addition, Dr. Raven is a Trustee of the National Geographic Society and Chairman of the Society's Committee for...