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 absolutely love to see Kurt Harris.
Peter from Hyperlipid might be cool too.
I also like Chris Kresser.
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.
Dare to dream.
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.
Will Allen - Urban Agriculture
Al Kavadlo - Urban movement - "move-urb"
Joel Salatin. - Permaculture.
i.e more practical, useful, hands on, less of the academic stuff. Some of the talks on the Vimeo page give me shudders, bad memories back to my days of university lectures.
Michael Pollan -
Jamie Oliver - not exactly paleo but is steering the boat in the right direction.