JIM GAFFIGAN is a Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times Best-Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five.
His fourth hour special (“Beyond the Pale” 2006, “King Baby” 2009, “Mr. Universe” 2012), “Obsessed” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014 and the DVD/CD was released soon after by Comedy Central Records. “Obsessed” premiered at #1 on iTunes which gave Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes. The album also earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy’s.
Jonathan Perelman, Vice President of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures and the former global lead for industry relations at Google will also serve as a keynote speaker. AdWeek named him one its 2014 “Top 50 Real Movers and Shakers Behind the World’s Top Brands,” and he shares the tactics and mindset that propelled BuzzFeed into one of the fastest-growing cultural phenomena on the internet.
Dr. Jude Capper
JUDE L. CAPPER, Ph.D. is an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant based in Oxfordshire, UK, who undertook her BSc and PhD in the UK, before undertaking post-doctoral research at Cornell University and a faculty position at Washington State University.
Jude’s current research focuses on modeling the environmental impact of livestock production systems, specifically dairy and beef – projects include the effect of specific management practices and technology use upon environmental impact. Her principal professional goal is to communicate the importance of livestock industry sustainability and the factors affecting sustainability to enhance the knowledge and understanding of stakeholders within food production from the rancher and farmer through to the retailer, policy-maker and consumer.