GFC 2023

Featured speakers

Just as important as curating a cross-sector, solutions-focused series of in-depth sessions is the recruitment of expert panelists and presenters who can bring to bear their own experiences and insights to benefit and advance the entire field. Speaker recruitment is underway, as the conference programming team works to ensure a diversity of people and perspectives from across the scientific, public, and private sectors come together at GFC 2023.

Explore below to see our first wave of 100+ speakers who will be joining us in San Francisco. We can’t wait to gather together with so many brilliant humans!

Plenary speakers

Opening plenary

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Alternative protein champions leading the way 

  • Jessica Almy, Senior Vice President of Policy, The Good Food Institute
  • Sanah Baig, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Caroline Bushnell, Senior Vice President of Corporate Engagement, The Good Food Institute 
  • Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative, Connecticut, U.S. House of Representatives (pre-recorded remarks) 
  • Ash Kalra, State Representative, California State Assembly 
  • Liz Specht, Senior Vice President of Science & Technology, The Good Food Institute

Brian Cooley

Position: Cooley Insights
Categories: Pitch Slam participants

Brian Cooley is principal of Cooley Insights where he advises firms on how to make their technology a hit. He is also Editor at large at CNET, a position he’s held since 1995.

Brian Cooley

Cooley Insights

Brian Cooley is principal of Cooley Insights where he advises…

Concurrent session speakers