Madelyn Blair, PhD
Pelerei, Inc.
Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Facilitator, Designer and Coach of Learning Experiences

​Victoria M. Grady, PhD
President & Principal Consultant
Pivot Point Business Solutions
Assistant Professorial Lecturer 
George Washington University

Washington DC

Ravi Chinta, PhD

University Research Chair 

University of Phoenix

Cincinnati, OH

Angela Franco

President & CEO

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Washington DC

Preston Becker, PhD

Instructor- English, Writing, and Critical Thinking

English Department

Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington, DE

Sebastien Houde, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 

Vaibhav Sinha, PhD
Assistant Professor of Practice

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Ohio state University

Columbus, OH

List of Amazing Keynotes and Honorary Guest Speakers:

Marc P. Mealy
Vice President
US-ASEAN Business Council​

​Washington DC

Glenn Freezman
Professional Speaker 

Convention Comedy Club Promoter 

Stand Up Comedian

Philadelphia, PA

Carolin Goerzig, PhD
Head of Research Group  "How Terrorists Learn"
Max Planck Society

​Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Dr. Richard Kohn 

Professor of Animal Science University of Maryland

College Park, MD 

Dr. Mansur Hasib, CISSP, PMP, CPHIMS

Global Speaker and Cybersecurity Faculty

UMBC, Baltimore, MD

Thomas Gulledge, PhD 
Enterprise Integration, Inc. &
Professor Emeritus 
George Mason University
Alexandria, VA 

Charles Owen Verrill, Jr. 
Wiley Rein LLP  & 
Senior Lecturing Fellow

International Business Transactions
Duke University Law School

Marek Wojtaszek, PhD

Assistant Professor of Humanities

University of Lodz, Poland

Fulbright Fellow ​

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL


​​Soumya Sivakumar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Director, BBA program 
Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Deborah Froling

Arent Fox LLP

and Former President

National Association of Women Lawyers (2013-2014)

Sergey Ivanov, PhD
Associate Professor of Management 
Washington, DC

Ovidiu Bujorean 
Senior Manager- Entrepreneurship
Innovation CRDF Global-The GIST Initiative & Chairman of the Board of Advisors - AIESEC

Arlington, VA 

Dr. Naomi Abrams

Chief Ergonomics Officer

Worksite Health and Safety Consultants, LLC and President- Women Business Owners of Montgomery County, MD 

Michael Radkowsky, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

20 Years Experience Helping People Grow Stronger in Difficult Times, Create Strong Relationship, and Fulfilling Lives

​​​​​Larrie D. Ferreiro, PhD
Director of Research 
Defense Acquisition University & Award-Winning Author of Ships and Science.

Felena Hanson
Hera Hub, an innovative and space- inspired shared work space for female entrepreneurs
San Diego, CA

Randy Komenski, CPA 
Director Clinical Transformation
& Business Operations
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
Baltimore, MD

Veronique Salze-Lozac'h
Chief Economist & Senior Director Economic Development
The Asian Foundation, 
Bangkok, Thailand

Jeffrey A. Finkle 
President & CEO
IEDC and 
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Diane Cashin

President ​and CEO

True North Enterprise

​Washington, DC

Younsung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Dr. Poonam Saxena
Vice Chancellor

National Law University

Jodhpur, India 

Eden Abrahams

Clear Path Executive Coaching

​New York, NY

Dr. Joseph T. DeRanieri
Assistant Professor
College of Health Sciences
University of Delaware

Newark, DE

Kelly Hadous
CEO and Founder

Win the Room™​

New York, NY

Charles Kestenbaum

B&K International Inc. &
Honorary Investment Counselor 
Pakistan Board of Investment
Washington, DC

Joseph P. Bailey, PhD
Research Associate Professor
& Quest Executive Director

Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD

Peter Aiken, PhD
Associate Professor
​​Virginia Commonwealth University & Founding Director  
Data Blueprint/Institute for Data Research 

Dr. Lorenzo Cherubini


Faculty of Education

Brock University

Hamilton, Canada 


Advena World 2014 Most Outstanding Speakers 
CEOs, Business Leaders, Academics, Researchers, Experts, and Consultants from Various Industries

Hundreds of excellent speakers have spoken at our conferences and other great speakers are coming this year