Keynote Speakers Archive

 

2017 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: Leading and Learning: A Journey of Hope and Joy

Peter Dalglish > Title: Heroes for Our Time
Simon Breakspear > Title: Agile Leadership

Teachers' Conference 2017
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: "Connecting Global Minds"

Kim Phuc Phan Thi > Title: Life Lessons
Christophe Galfard > Title: A Journey to the End of the Visible Universe
Aaron Tait and Kaitlin Tait > Title: Edupreneurs: Changing the world from the classroom

2016 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: "Create, Connect, Commit"

Sir John Jones > Title: Creative Leadership or Preparing Our Students for a World that Doesn't Exist
Dr. Ruby Payne > Title: A Framework for Understanding Socio-Economic Classes and Thinking

Teachers' Conference 2016
Manila, Philippines
Theme: "Innovating Arts and Motion"

Mike Kuczala > Title: The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement
Mark Jenkins > Title: Vietnam Undersground: The Viet Cong, Spelunkers, adn the Biggest Cave on Earth
Doug Goodkin > Title: The Humanitarian Musician

2015 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: "Think Globally, Learn Locally."

Loung Ung > Title: Upstanding Citizens:Changing the World through Activism, Volunteerism, and Travels
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair > Title: Lost in Connection: How The Tech Effect Puts Children’s Development at Risk

Teachers' Conference 2015
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: The Language for Life

John Wood > Title: Literacy — The Best Hope for the Developing World
Anne Sibley O'Brien > Title: Mirrors and Lenses: Exploring Racial and Cultural Identity

 

2014 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2014
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: Walking the Talk: Putting "International" into Education

Josephine Kim > Title: Transcending the "single story" - inspired by Novelist Chimamanda Adichie
Larry Rosenstock > Title: Changing Subject

Teachers' Conference 2014
Theme: The Science of Learning - Service of Learning

Mark Polansky > Title: Space, STEM, and the Future
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair > Title: Lost in Connection: How The Tech Effect Puts Children’s Development at Risk

 

2013 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2013
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: "Learning Without Limits"

Gordon Dryden > Title: Learning without Limits - in a limitless world
Rick Wormeli > Title: What We Can Do When We Are Brave Together
Martin Skelton > Title: Less is More

Teachers' Conference 2013
Shanghai, China
Theme: Moving Minds, Moving Bodies

Liv Arnesen > Title: "To the South Pole with millions of kids on the sled...
Michael Furdyk > Title: Imagining Future Friendly Schools: Technology, Global Citizenship, and Student Voice

 

2012 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: The "Why" of School in 2030

Milton Chen > Title: Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Schools
Alan November > Title: Who Owns the Learning?
Greg Whitby > Title: Leading for a Future for School

Teachers' Conference 2012
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: "The Language of Learning"

Cathy Davidson > Title: “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn”
Steve Layne > Title: Balcony People: Teachers Make the Difference
Jason Ohler > Title: New Media, New Literacies – Educational Transformation Through Digital Creativity

 

2011 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2011 (CANCELED)
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: The "Why" of School in 2013

Hafsat Abiola-Costello > Title: The Role of Education in the Economic Independence of Women
Pat Basett > Title: Trends: Top 10 Trends for School Leaders to Ponder
Martin Skelton > Title: Faking it. What Frankie Vaughan, Gucci bags, dodgy Picassos and learning sometimes have in common - and why we need to be concerned.

Teachers' Conference 2011
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: "Better"

Geoff Green > Title: “Inspiring Generation G”
Fred Mednick > Title: Global Teacher Professional Development and Achievement
Michael Thompson > Title: "Coming to Grips with Boys Underachievement"

 

2010 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2010
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: "A Place Called School in 2030"

Dr. Yong Zhao > Title: Homogenization or Diversification: Education in the Age of Globalization
Dr. Allan Odden > Title: Strategic Directions for New Teacher Compensation Structures
Charlotte Danielson > Title: Making the Most of Teacher Appraisal

Teachers' Conference 2010
International School Manila
Theme: Living and Learning in the 21st Century

John Joseph > Title: Creating an Education System for the Whole Child
Taylor Mali > Title: Keeping Teachers Inspired
Alan November > Title: Technology

 

2009 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2009
Manila, Philippines
Theme: Inspiring Students to Change the World

Geoff Grenn > Title: Inspiring Generation
Jesper Koll > Title: From Kamikase Capitalism Towards What?
Alan atkinsson > Title: Big Lessons from a Small Planet: How to put Sustainability and Systems Thinking to Work in your School

Teachers' Conference 2009
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: Our Global Impact: My Responsibility Service, Stewardship, and Sustainability

Alan Atkinsson > Title: The Hope Graph: How to Accelerate and Deepening the Practice of Education for Sustainable Development
William Lishman > Title: If We Are Not Part of the Solution We Are Part of the Problem
John Liu > Title: "Earth's Hope" - Responding To Climate Change - By Healing the Planet

 

2008 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2008
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Theme: "Learning to Lead in a Challenging World"

John Joseph > Title: The Four Worlds
William Lishman > Title: The Gift of Learning Disabilities
Alan November > Title: Transforming the Culture of Teaching and Learning

Teachers' Conference 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: Creating a Global Community: The Power of One

Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D. > Title: Five Thoughts for a More Thought-full Curriculum
Jay McTighe > Title: Schooling by Design
Dennis Sparks > Expertise: Leadership

 

2007 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: Envision our Future

Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D. > Title: Five Thoughts for a more Thought-full Curriculum
Dennis M. McLoughlin > Title: Care & Celebration of the Educational Leader: A Performing Artist/an Incredible Gift!
Dennis Sparks > Title: “Cultivating Ourselves as Leaders"

Teachers' Conference 2007
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: Global Mindedness Service to Others, Character Creativity, Making Connections

Ian Jukes > Title: Our Children are Not the Students Our Schools Were Designed For: Understanding Digital Kids
Jean-Francois Rischard > Title: High Noon: The Urgent Need for New Approaches to Global Problem-Solving
Mechai Viravaidya > Title: Thinking out of the Box for the New Generation.

 

2006 Conferences

Leadership Conference 2006
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: “Shared Vision Through Collaboration, Technology and Global Awareness”

Ian Jukes > Title: Living on the Future Edge
Jean-Francois Rischard > Title: Global and Environmental Issues
Mechai Viravaidya > Title: Dynamic Solutions to seemingly Intractable Problems Concerning Education, Youth Development and Gender Equality.

Teachers' Conference 2006
Manila, Philippines
Theme: Journeys of Vision and Light

Dr. Miraca U. M. Gross > Title: Gifted Education Research
Thom Henley > Title: Environment
Jim Winter > Title: The Sense of Humor

 

ELC Keynote Speakers since 1994

2017
- Peter Dalglish (Heroes for Our Time)
- Simon Breakspear (Agile Leadership)

2016
- Sir John Jones (Creative Leadership or Preparing Our Students for a World that Doesn't Exist)
- Dr. Ruby Payne (A Framework for Understanding Socio-Economic Classes and Thinking)

2015
- Loung Ung (Upstanding Citizens: Changing the World through Activism, Volunteerism, and Travels)
- Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair (Lost in Connection: How The Tech Effect Puts Children’s Development at Risk)

2014
- Josephine Kim (Transcending the "single story" - inspired by Novelist Chimamanda Adichie)
- Larry Rosenstock (Changing Subject)

2013
- Gordon Dryden (Learning without Limits in a limitless world)
- Rick Wormeli (What We Can Do When We Are Brave Together)
- Martin Skelton (Less is More)

2012
- Milton Chen (Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Schools)
- Alan November (Who Owns the Learning?)
- Greg Whitby (Leading for a Future for School)

2011
- Hafsat Abiola-Costello (The Role of Education in the Economic Independence of Women)
- Pat Basett (Trends: Top 10 Trends for School Leaders to Ponder)
- Martin Skelton (Faking it. What Frankie Vaughan, Gucci bags, dodgy Picassos and learning sometimes have in common - and why we need to be concerned.)

2010
- Dr. Yong Zhao (Homogenization or Diversification: Education in the Age of Globalization)
- Dr. Allan Odden (Strategic Directions for New Teacher Compensation Structures)
- Charlotte Danielson (Making the Most of Teacher Appraisal)

2009 - Geoff Grenn (Inspiring Generation)
- Jesper Koll (From Kamikase Capitalism Towards What?)
- Alan Atkinsson (Big Lessons from a Small Planet: How to put Sustainability and Systems Thinking to Work in your School)

2008
- John Joseph (The Four Worlds)
- William Lishman (The Gift of Learning Disabilities)
- Alan November (Transforming the Culture of Teaching and Learning)

2007
- Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D. (Five Thoughts for a more Thought-full Curriculum)
- Dennis M. McLoughlin (Care & Celebration of the Educational Leader: A Performing Artist/an Incredible Gift!)
- Dennis Sparks (“Cultivating Ourselves as Leaders”)

2006
- Ian Jukes (Living on the Future Edge)
- Jean-Francois Rischard (Global and Environmental Issues)
- Mechai Viravaidya (Dynamic Solutions to seemingly Intractable Problems Concerning Education, Youth Development and Gender Equality.)

2005
- Pat Bassett (Moral Life of Schools)
- Carol Commodore (Assessment for Learning)

2004
- Make Chinoy (Covering the new in asia)
- Tom Guskey (Improving Student Learning)
- Bill Burden (Lessons of Leadership)

2003
- Mark Gerzon (Leading Beyond Borders)
- Patrick Bassett (Effective Change)
- Pat Wolfe (Brain research)

2002
- Art Kleiner (The future of education)
- Rachael Kessler (The sound of education)
- Jay Mctighe (UbD)

2001
- David Sousa (How the brain learns)
- Susan Kovalik (What’s worth teaching?)
- Dick Manatt (Advantage for I.S.)

2000
- John Abbott (Good schools alone can never be good enough)
- Carl Glickman (Leadership) - David Heenan (The power of great partnership)
- Joan Deak (Current Research on gender)

1999
- Michael Thompson (Protecting the emotional life of boys)
- Steve Barone (Educated person in the new millennium)
- Bruce Hammonds (Getting ready for the new millennium)
- John Littleford (Managing School)

1998
- Robert Haas (Watershed: Environmental Crisis)
- Marian Diamond (Brain and Education)
- Thom Henley (Dream to Hope)
- Jane Goodall

1997
- Kevin Ryan (Character Education)
- James Fitzpatrick (We’ve got to get things under control)
- Robert Tschirki (Example is not the main thing)
- Art Costa (Leadership)

1996
- Dr. Robert Garmston (Facilitating Change)
- Dr. Steven Barone (Thinking Strategically)
- Dr. Joan Dalton (Creating Caring Community)
- Dr. Michael Eisenberg (Real or Virtual)

1995
- Dr. Marian Leibowitz (Changing Schools)
- Dr. Gerald Bracey (The Great Exaggerated Death of Our Schools)
- Dr. Sandra Pakes (Trends in Assessment) - Arlyn Gunderman (Skills for the 21th Century)

1994 - David Smith