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Natalie DiNicola Benson Hill Biosystems Chief Communications Officer Mitch Abrahamsen Acceligen EVP, Chief Commercial & Scientific Officer of Acceligen's parent company, Recom Chris Adams Emmyon, Inc. President Khatija Ali BioSapien Inc. CEO Brian Anderson Bunge North America VP, Global Milling Innovation/R&D Sarel Ashkenazy Seed-X CEO Lorenzo Aulisa GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. Director of Product Development and Regulatory Sciences David Ayares Revivicor Inc. Executive Vice President and CSO Andrew Bailey National Pork Producers Council Science & Technology Legal Counsel Carmen Bain Iowa State University Associate Professor Alex Baker Leaf Resources Ltd CEO Kevin Barnett Pyran CEO Amanda Barry Los Alamos National Lab Scientist Jim Bauman National Corn Growers Association Vice President of Market Development Martijn Bekker Photanol Research, Development & Technology Director Doug Berven POET LLC Vice President of Corporate Affairs Paul Bloom ADM Vice President, Process and Chemical Research Martina Bluhm c-LEcta GmbH Business Development Manager Eelco Blum Avantium Vice President, Business Development Agnes Borg EuropaBio Director for Industrial Biotechnology Mark Brodziski U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service Marilyn Bruno Aequor, Inc. CEO Paul F. Bryan Sandia National Laboratories Senior Scientist and Biofuels Program Manager Alex Buck Iowa Corn Industrial Innovation Manager James Carstensen DuPont Federal Government Affairs Manager Lance Choi CJ America CEO Alex Clayton Agrisoma VP of Business Development Doug Cole Simplot Senior Manager of Marketing and Biotech Affairs David Collins San Diego State University Rebecca Coons IHS Chemical Week Principle Research Analyst Paolo Corvo Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH Head of Sales & Marketing, Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives John Cumbers SynBioBeta Founder and CEO Taraka Dale Los Alamos National Lab Staff Scientist 3 Siba Das NovoClade President & CEO Jesse Daystar Duke University Adjunct Professor Jan de Bont FeedstocksUnited Managing Director Marija Desnoyers Province Brands of Canada Human Resources Manager The Honourable Cameron Dick Queensland Government The Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Tom Dickson New Energy Risk CEO Chenjun Ding Chengdu Library and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences Associate Professor David Dodds Dodds & Associates President Ben Dolman Ben Dolman CEO Amélie Drouault Arbiom Partnerships Manager Cassie Edgar McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC Chief IP & Regulatory Counsel Mahdi Eghbali University of Iowa Founder & owner Simo Ellilä VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Senior Scientist Joe Ellsworth Boeing Regional Director, Environmental Strategy & Integration Virginia Emery Beta Hatch Founder and CEO Ortwin Ertl Annikki GmbH CEO Stefano Facco Novamont SpA Business Development Director Jeremiah Fasano U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review, Office of Food Additive Safety, CFSAN Larry Feinberg KnipBio CEO Adam Feist UCSD / DTU Principle Investigator / Group Leader Neville Fernandes Neste General Manager and President Mike Fero TeselaGen Biotechnology Founder and CEO Nathan Fields National Corn Growers Association Vice President, Production and Sustainability Rainer Figge Alderys Director Business Development David Fikes Food Marketing Institute Vice President, Communications & Consumer/Community Affairs Betsy Freese Successful Farming Executive Editor Suzy Friedman Environmental Defense Fund Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability Leigh Fritz Arzeda Director, Business Development Sarah Gallo Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Director, Market Access, Food & Agriculture Barb Glenn NASDA CEO Emily Glenn Arbiom Business Development Director Jayant Godbole PRAJ Americas, Inc. President and Director Nick Goeser U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Vice President, Sustainability Sciences and Strategy Helen Gomez Andrews The High End Co-Founder / CEO MARTIN GROSS Gross-Wen Technologies President Pat Gruber Gevo CEO Neal Gutterson Corteva Agriscience SVP, Chief Technology Officer John Hannon Vertimass LLC Chief Operating Officer Steve Hartig ICM, Inc Vice President Technology Development Bobby Brooke Herrera E25Bio Chief Scientific Officer Amber Hetzendorf Flint Hills Resources Director of Innovation Franklin Holley Keystone Policy Center Senior Policy Director Tim Hoover Piper Jaffray Managing Director, Public Finance Investment Banking Jeroen Hugenholtz Wageningen Food & Biobased Research Groupleader Fermentation Herng Shinn Hwang Songya Technology LLC Manager Jim Iacoponi Amyris Senior Vice President, Nutrition Ingredients James Iademarco Strategic Avalanche Consulting President Greg Ibach USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Pieter Imhof BioBTX CEO Neal Jakel Fluid Quip Technologies VP of Strategy and Technology Kaj Johnson Method Senior Director, Product Development Nina Kapoor Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Director of State Government Affairs Yiannis Kaznessis General Probiotics Inc. Chief Executive Officer Roger Kilburn IBioIC CEO Jackson Kimle Kimle Aquaculture General Manager Mark Kirby Fortress Advanced Bioproducts Inc. President & CEO John Kirkwood Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Partner and Chair, Project Finance Team Michael Köpke LanzaTech Director, Synthetic Biology Matyas Kosa Fortress Advanced Bioproducts Technology Director Aravindha Krishnamachari Tex Biosciences P Ltd Director Todd Krone PowerPollen CEO Pramod Kumbhar Praj Industries CTO John Kwik Fluid Quip Technologies President Jim Lane Biofuels Digest Editor and Publisher Phee Limpitheep Pheedoo Managing Director Pilar Llorente BBI JU Project Officer Steele Lorenz Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Strategic Programs Manager Daniel MacEachran Braskem Head of Open Innovation, Renewable Chemicals and Materials Patricia Malarkey DSM Chief Innovation Officer Martha Marrapese Wiley Rein LLP Partner Cecil Massie Wood Senior Process Engineer Jim Massie Massie Partners Founder and CEO Craig Masterman Xyleco Senior VP & CTO Ian McGregor Drystill CTO John McKay New West Genetics Cofounder Sarah McKay National Corn Growers Association Director of Market Development Adrienne McKee Checkerspot Director, Platform Partnerships Connor McKoy Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Manager, Agriculture and Environment Communications Mike Mendelsohn US Environmental Protection Agency Chief, Emerging Technology Branch Mick Messman GreenLight Biosciences Chief Commercial Officer Phil Miller Bayer Crop Science Senior Vice President Jeremy Minty Ecovia Renewables Inc. President & CEO Fred Moesler Renmatix CTO Adriano Marcelo Morgon NatBio Advanced Materials Scientific Project Manager Jon Moses Sporting Kansas City Senior Director, Corporate Partnership Sales Nigel Mouncey Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Director Marty Muenzmaier Cargill Sustainability and External Affairs Lead Mike Naig Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Nawn North Hill Group Founder and CEO Ana Negrete-Raymond Cargill Principal Biotechnologist Dave Nelson Ag Solutions Group and Iowa farmer Vice President / Business Development Cody Noll Lapis Advisers Managing Director Graham Noyes Noyes Law Corporation Managing Attorney Dana O'Brien Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Executive Vice President, Food and Agriculture Sara Olson Lux Research, Inc. Director, Research Stephen Ostroff S Ostroff Consulting Consultant Michael Ott Rantizo CEO Asa Oudes Benchling Application Scientist Jeff Passmore Passmore Group CEO Larry Pearce Governors' Biofuels Coalition Executive Director Mark Peltier InVironmental Integrity, Inc. President Damien Perriman Genomatica Senior Vice President, Specialty Chemicals Emmanuel Petiot DEINOVE CEO James Philp OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry Rusty Pittman Elevance Renewable Sciences Chief Commercial Officer Daphne Preuss New West Genetics Member of the Board and Chief Business Officer Tracy Raines Agbiome Chief Innovation Officer Walter Rakitsky Arzeda Chief Business Officer Phaedra Randolph Spero Foods Founder & CEO Neeraj Rao Battelle General Manager, ThreatSEQ Andy Renz Vestaron Corporation Vice President, Business Development Laurie Rey INRA-TWB Director, Business Trey Riddle Sunstrand CEO Mark Riedy Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Partner and Chair, Project Finance Team Aaron Robinson United Airlines Senior Manager, Environmental Strategy and Sustainability Bernardo Rosenmann Arvida BIO Ceo Craig Ruffolo McKeany-Flavell Vice President, Commodity Specialist Khanitta Ruttarattanamongkol Thai Ento Food Chief of R&D Shai Sahay POET LLC Regulatory Counsel Hajime Sakai NAPIGEN, INC. CEO & Co-founder Ariya Sarikaphuti Thaidham Allianze Managing Director Mark Scheffel Advantage Capital Senior Vice President Matthias Schmalisch Intrexon Director, Molecular Biology Karl Seck Mercurius Biorefining Inc CEO Willem Sederel Biobased Delta Member of the Board Brent Shanks Iowa State University Distinguished Professor John R. Shaw Itaconix plc CEO Colin Shepherd PhylloTech Inc Chief Operating Officer Reshma Shetty Ginkgo Bioworks Co-Founder Inder Singh SBI BioEnergy Inc. Founding President &CEO Steven Slome Nexant Project Manager, Energy and Chemicals Consulting Greg Smith Croda Director of Marketing and Sales for Performance Products Kelly Smith AgBiome Director of Microbials Development Simao Soares SilicoLife CEO Jim Spaeth U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Development & Optimization Program Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office Brian Spears New Age Meats Cofounder & CEO Suntaree Srivanitchapoom Khaisook company Founder / MD Timothy Staub Oxford Advisory Services, LLC Managing Director Eric Steen Lygos, Inc. Founder and CEO Jeff Steinle Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Counsel Jim Stitzlein U.S. Grains Council Chairman Philipp Stratmann Velocys Vice President, Biofuels David Sudolsky Anellotech Founder, President & CEO Ning Sun Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Research Scientist, Biological Systems and Engineering Division Ryan Tappel LanzaTech Senior Scientist, Synthetic Biology Jirawat Threemingmid BerryTech Managing Director Chris Tindal CAAFI Assistant Director Perry Toms Steeper Energy President & CEO Bryan Tracy White Dog Labs CEO and Co-Founder Simon Trancart ALTAR CEO Jeff Uhrig Sirrus, Inc. CEO Marcel Van Berkel Biobased Delta VP Sugar Delta Juan Velasquez Procter & Gamble Group Scientist Tim Venverloh United Soybean Board VP, Sustainability Strategy Max Vernier Live Oak Bank VP - Head of Bioenergy Finance Darci Vetter Edelman General Manager for Public Affairs Tom Vilsack USDEC President & CEO Hendrik Waegeman bio base europe pilot plant head business development Xun Wang Triton Algae Innovations President and CEO J. Alan Weber United Soybean Board Consultant Robert Weber Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Engineer Venus Welch-White U.S. Department of Agriculture National Rural Energy Program Coordinator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service Stephen Wetmore RSB Business Development Director Wesley Wierson LEAH Labs CEO Jim Wiley Genomatica Vice President, Commercial Operations Martin Wolf Seventh Generation Director, Sustainability & Authenticity Sylvia Wulf AquaBounty Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Zelman WebMD Director of Nutrition Paul Zorner Locus Agricultural Solutions, LLC CEO Luca Zullo Greenyug Vice President, Business Development and Commercialization