My list would include Michael Rose professor @ berkley in evolutionary biology, art deVany, Ray Kurzweil, Nir Barzilai, TS Wiley, Luis de Lecea are my images of who I'd like hear. Some more clinical ties would be great too. I love reading about Robb and marks success stories on their site. I use these with my own patients when they say it can't be done.
I think I'd pay a lot of cash to hear Matt Lalonde talk about dish detergent honestly......we need science and vision. Vision is incredibly important about where this movement chooses to go from here.
I'd like to see someone who addresses the workplace issues of warehousing employees, providing them with copious amounts of caffeine and carbs, while btichin' and moaning about inflated health care costs and stressed out employees... There will be a huge strategic advantage for those companies who manage to stop viewing cafeterias as "cost centers" and start viewing them as "fuel centers".
I wouldn't be looking for a scientific view, rather a business strategic view of how to use food in the corporate environment as a strategic advantage, providing lower insurance costs, higher employee retention, and improved productivity.
A few outside-the-box thoughts: Jamie Oliver (on the politics of industrially processed foods in schools), Anthony Bourdain (on traditional diets in remote, barely civilized cultures), Richard Wrangham (on the role of cooking in human evolution), Greg Cochran (on the role of agriculture in human evolution), Mary Enig (on lipid biochemistry), David Kessler (on scientifically engineered food reward), and Megan Fox (on whatever she wants).
I've always liked Paul Jaminet's approach of specifically outlining the amounts of particular foods and supplements that one ought to take, and backing it up with sound research. Saying, "eat more organ meats" is nebulous compared to "eat a 1/4 lb of liver a week" (though I must say I think we should eat more than he does).
Not a 100% Paleo guy, but Martin Berkhan might be great for the bodybuilding and IF crowd. Anthony Colpo (no idea on his diet leanings) is certainly influential to this community and well-researched. I think both could help bring in some unique perspectives.
Angelo Coppola! So good at seeing through the BS, getting the main messages across ("we're not broken by default"), spotting in mainstream news, and bringing people together. I think that if we're thinking of this as a "movement," then Angelo is our marketing guy.
I'd like to see John D. Speth and Richard Wrangham, or just more biological anthropologists in general.
This reminds me...as AHS grows how are they going to pick speakers? I bet competition will be fierce. Then again, there were people speaking this year who are known more for being low-carb than being paleo.