Jonathan Foley Keynote Speaker

  • World expert on sustainability
  • World expert on food security
  • Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences

Jonathan Foley's Biography

Dr. Jonathan Foley is the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, where he is also the William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair. In this role, Jonathan leads the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world.

A world-renowned scientist, his work focuses on the sustainability of our planet and the ecosystems and natural resources we depend on. Throughout his career, he and his colleagues have contributed to our understanding of worldwide changes in ecosystems, land use and climate, global food security, and the sustainability of the world’s resources. This work has led Jonathan to become a trusted advisor to governments, environmental groups, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and business leaders around the world.

A noted science communicator, his presentations on global environmental issues have been featured at hundreds of venues, including the Aspen Environmental Forum, the Chautauqua Institution, and TED.

Read More

Videos of Jonathan Foley

The Other Inconvenient Truth (2010)
The Other Inconvenient Truth (2010)
Can We Feed A Rapidly Growing World Without Destroying The Planet? (2014)
Can We Feed A Rapidly Growing World Without Destroying The Planet? (2014)

Check Jonathan Foley's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…

    Close

    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Simon Mundy Speaker
    Exclusive
    Simon Mundy
    Moral Money Editor at the FT and Author of acclaimed book, Race for Tomorrow
    Natalie Fée Speaker
    Exclusive
    Natalie Fée
    Environmental Campaigner
    Craig Foster Speaker
    Exclusive
    Craig Foster
    Academy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, My Octopus Teacher
    Alan Rusbridger Speaker
    Exclusive
    Alan Rusbridger
    Visionary Editor, Author and Media Pioneer
    Joel Salatin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Joel Salatin
    Sustainability & Food Policy Expert
    Alec Leach speaking
    Alec Leach Speaker
    Exclusive
    Alec Leach
    Sustainable fashion expert and critic
    Matt Ridley Speaker
    Exclusive
    Matt Ridley
    Best-selling Author, "The Rational Optimist"
    Alice Rawsthorn Speaker
    Exclusive
    Alice Rawsthorn
    Award-winning design critic and critically-acclaimed author
    Ben Rawlence Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ben Rawlence
    Award winning author, sustainability activist and educator.
    Rosalind Kainyah speaker
    Rosalind Kainyah Speaker
    Exclusive
    Rosalind Kainyah
    Leading sustainability and ESG advisor