Keynote Speakers Archive


2017 Conferences

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