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Gregory Conko

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Gregory Conko Biography

Gregory Conko is a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, DC-based public interest group. His research at CEI focuses on issues of food and pharmaceutical safety regulation, and on the general treatment of health risks in public policy. He is particularly interested in the debate over the safety of biotechnology and bioengineered foods, as well as the application of the precautionary principle to domestic and international environmental and safety regulations.

Mr. Conko is also the Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Auburn, Alabama-based AgBioWorld Foundation, a non-profit organization he co-founded in 2000 with Tuskegee University plant genetics professor C.S. Prakash. The AgBioWorld Foundation provides information to teachers, journalists, policymakers, and the general public about developments in plant science, biotechnology, and sustainable agriculture.

Mr. Conko’s book, The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution (Praeger, 2004), co-authored with Henry I. Miller, was named by Barron’s as one of the 25 best books of 2004. His other writings have appeared in such journals as Nature Biotechnology, Transgenic Research, Politics and the Life Sciences, the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, and the Cumberland Law Review, and in such newspapers as the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as a commentator on public health and consumer safety issues, and he frequently participates in international meetings on food safety and trade as a credentialed Non-Governmental Organization representative.

Mr. Conko is a member of the Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors for the New York-based American Council on Science and Health. He served as a principal investigator for the California Council on Science and Technology’s 2002 report, Benefits and Risks of Food Biotechnology. He was selected by the American Swiss Foundation as one of 25 Young Leaders from the United States in 2001. And, in 2006, he was named by the journal Nature Biotechnology to its short list of "Who’s Who in Biotechnology."

Prior to joining CEI in 1994, Mr. Conko was a Research Associate with the Capital Research Center in Washington. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the American University. And he received his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gregory Conko for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Gregory Conko, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gregory Conko or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Gregory Conko?

    Booking fees for Gregory Conko, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gregory Conko, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Gregory Conko?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gregory Conko for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gregory Conko for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gregory Conko or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gregory Conko or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Gregory Conko Biography

Gregory Conko is a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, DC-based public interest group. His research at CEI focuses on issues of food and pharmaceutical safety regulation, and on the general treatment of health risks in public policy. He is particularly interested in the debate over the safety of biotechnology and bioengineered foods, as well as the application of the precautionary principle to domestic and international environmental and safety regulations.

Mr. Conko is also the Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Auburn, Alabama-based AgBioWorld Foundation, a non-profit organization he co-founded in 2000 with Tuskegee University plant genetics professor C.S. Prakash. The AgBioWorld Foundation provides information to teachers, journalists, policymakers, and the general public about developments in plant science, biotechnology, and sustainable agriculture.

Mr. Conko’s book, The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution (Praeger, 2004), co-authored with Henry I. Miller, was named by Barron’s as one of the 25 best books of 2004. His other writings have appeared in such journals as Nature Biotechnology, Transgenic Research, Politics and the Life Sciences, the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, and the Cumberland Law Review, and in such newspapers as the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as a commentator on public health and consumer safety issues, and he frequently participates in international meetings on food safety and trade as a credentialed Non-Governmental Organization representative.

Mr. Conko is a member of the Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors for the New York-based American Council on Science and Health. He served as a principal investigator for the California Council on Science and Technology’s 2002 report, Benefits and Risks of Food Biotechnology. He was selected by the American Swiss Foundation as one of 25 Young Leaders from the United States in 2001. And, in 2006, he was named by the journal Nature Biotechnology to its short list of "Who’s Who in Biotechnology."

Prior to joining CEI in 1994, Mr. Conko was a Research Associate with the Capital Research Center in Washington. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the American University. And he received his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.

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  • How to book Gregory Conko?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gregory Conko for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Gregory Conko, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gregory Conko or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gregory Conko?

    Booking fees for Gregory Conko, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gregory Conko, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gregory Conko?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gregory Conko for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gregory Conko for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gregory Conko or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gregory Conko or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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