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 availability and fees

Interested in booking Jonathan Foley to speak at an event? Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours.

    View our related Speakers

    Alanna Shaikh Speaker
    Alanna Shaikh Speaker
    Exclusive
    Alanna Shaikh
    Global Health and Biosecurity Expert
    Emily Penn Speaker
    Emily Penn Speaker
    Exclusive
    Emily Penn
    Environmental Campaigner
    Douglas Corley Speaker
    Exclusive
    Douglas Corley
    Healthcare Entrepreneur
    Ann Romney Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ann Romney
    Best-selling Author & Former First Lady of Massachusetts
    Sarah Harper Speaker
    Exclusive
    Sarah Harper
    World-leading Expert on Population Ageing and Advisor to European and Asian governments
    Matt Ridley Speaker
    Matt Ridley Speaker
    Exclusive
    Matt Ridley
    Best-selling Author, "The Rational Optimist"
    Jeremy Hunt Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jeremy Hunt
    Longest serving UK Secretary of State for Health
    Lucy Hawking Speaker
    Exclusive
    Lucy Hawking
    Influential Populariser of Science
    Clint Laurent Speaker
    Exclusive
    Clint Laurent
    CEO Global Demographics Ltd & Global Demographics Healthcare Ltd
    Nerina Ramlakhan Speaker
    Nerina Ramlakhan Speaker
    Exclusive
    Nerina Ramlakhan
    Acclaimed author and expert on Well-Being, Sleep and Personal Productivity