- Dorothea Tholl, Professor (Biological Sciences), Virginia Tech, USA
- Jorg-Peter (Jogi) Schnitzler, Director, Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Neuherberg, Germany
- Krishna Persaud, Professor (Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science), University of Manchester, UK
- Cristina Davis, Professor (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) UC Davis, USA
- Liang Dong, Professor (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Iowa State University, USA
- Michael S. Strano, Professor (Chemical Engineering) MIT, USA
- Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Professor (Computer Science and Engineering), Texas A&M, USA.
Stewards of the Future fundraising operates under the auspices of and is co-hosted by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID #56-6049304. Proceeds will be used to support the conference and future initiatives of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.