Possible Keynote speakers

Possible keynote speakers (most of them already contacted) include:

  • Jérôme Fenoglio, Director of Le Monde and science journalist
  • Ed Yong, staff writer at the Atlantic
  • John Oliver, Last Week Tonight on HBO
  • Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University
  • Dominique Brossard, Professor and Chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Erika Check Hayden, Director of the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Gary Schwitzer, Founder HealthNewsReview.org
  • Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission
  • Thomas Zurbuchen, Head of Science at NASA, with Swiss roots and education
  • Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, University of Geneva, discoverers of the first exoplanet
  • Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Institut Pasteur, Nobel Prize for co-discovery of AIDS virus
  • Rolf Zinkernagel, Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zürich, Nobel Prize for work on the immune system
  • Cedric Villani, Fields medallist and freshly elected member of the French Parliament
  • Alain Fuchs, president of CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique)