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Featured Speakers

avatar for Anies Baswedan

Anies Baswedan

Governor of Jakarta
avatar for Vishakha N. Desai

Vishakha N. Desai

Columbia University
Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President
avatar for Regina Honu

Regina Honu

Soronko Solutions
avatar for Veronica Boix Mansilla

Veronica Boix Mansilla

Harvard Graduate School of Education (Project Zero)
Principal Investigator & Steering Committee Member
avatar for Jenny Buccos

Jenny Buccos

avatar for Mario Piacentini

Mario Piacentini

OECD Education and Skills Directorate
Senior Analyst (PISA)
avatar for Evin Schwartz

Evin Schwartz

CEO and Founder
avatar for Andres Finzi

Andres Finzi

Canada Research Chair in Retroviral Entry
Associate Professor
avatar for Lisa Sophia Marti

Lisa Sophia Marti

AFS Galatti Award Winner 2018
avatar for Ullas Samrat

Ullas Samrat

Triton Foodworks
avatar for Monika Froehler

Monika Froehler

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens


avatar for Valentina Adriazola

Valentina Adriazola

AFS Chile
Coordinator of the Education and Workshop Department
avatar for Kaley Anderson

Kaley Anderson

Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea
Assistant Director of Academic Programs
avatar for Andrea Arnemann

Andrea Arnemann

AFS Germany
Board Chair
avatar for Rajesh Awasthi

Rajesh Awasthi

Choithram School
avatar for Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes

Twitter Latin America and Canada
Managing Director
avatar for Liam Bekirsky

Liam Bekirsky

Globally Networked Learning Project
Research Assistant
avatar for Milton J. Bennett

Milton J. Bennett

Intercultural Development Research Institute
Executive Director
avatar for Annette Benson

Annette Benson

Purdue University
Senior Public Relations Consultant
avatar for Tara Boyce-Hofmann

Tara Boyce-Hofmann

President and CEO
avatar for Kristien Brassinne

Kristien Brassinne

Hasselt University
Teaching Assistant
avatar for Mary Jo Brock

Mary Jo Brock

Senior Director, Organizational and Volunteer Development
avatar for Dominic Cardly

Dominic Cardly

Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
avatar for Elsa Cardona

Elsa Cardona

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Innovation and Leadership Development Coordinator
avatar for María Teresa Casas

María Teresa Casas

AFS Costa Rica
Executive Director
avatar for Melanie Centeno

Melanie Centeno

Team Development Specialist
avatar for Jazmin Chamizo

Jazmin Chamizo

Diversity Insights
avatar for Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen

World Learning
Program Officer
avatar for Lisa Choate

Lisa Choate

American Councils for International Education
Executive Vice President
avatar for Cathy Cooper

Cathy Cooper

York College of Pennsylvania
Graham Scholar Alumna
avatar for Darla Deardorff

Darla Deardorff

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
Executive Director
avatar for Nitin Deckha

Nitin Deckha

University of Guelph-Humber
Educator, Researcher and Facilitator
avatar for Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer

Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer

First Nations Elder
avatar for Dominic DelliCarpini

Dominic DelliCarpini

York College of Pennsylvania
Dean of the Center for Community Engagement and Naylor Endowed...
avatar for Chad Detloff

Chad Detloff

The Global Education Benchmark Group
Director of Professional Learning and Curriculum
avatar for Huong Diep

Huong Diep

Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
avatar for Erin Dowd

Erin Dowd

avatar for Janie Dumbleton

Janie Dumbleton

Conflict Resolution Senior Associate
avatar for Nancy Erbstein

Nancy Erbstein

UC Davis Global Affairs
Associate Vice Provost of Global Education for All
avatar for Andrea Escobar

Andrea Escobar

La Semana
avatar for Denise Farrar

Denise Farrar

Communications and Fundraising Manager
CISV International
avatar for Giti Farudi

Giti Farudi

Xavier University of Louisiana
Faculty Member
avatar for Udo Fluck

Udo Fluck

City of Missoula, Montana
Director of Global and Cultural Affairs
avatar for Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster

Junior Policy Analyst
avatar for Nicole Fournier-Sylvester

Nicole Fournier-Sylvester

Global Centre for Pluralism
avatar for Marcela Fuentes

Marcela Fuentes

AFS Argentina and Uruguay
Educational Content and School Relations Responsible
avatar for Allison Fuisz

Allison Fuisz

National Geographic
Grosvenor Teacher Fellow
avatar for David Fyfe

David Fyfe

York College of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor
avatar for Maeve Galvin

Maeve Galvin

Bridge 47: Building Global Citizenship project
Partnerships Coordinator
avatar for Kerry Geffert

Kerry Geffert

Terra Dotta
Product Evangelist
avatar for Piero Maria Gentilini

Piero Maria Gentilini

avatar for Camille George

Camille George

University of St. Thomas
Associate Dean
avatar for Lisa George

Lisa George

World Learning
Youth Programs Manager
avatar for Annette Gisevius

Annette Gisevius

Karlshochschule International University
Professor in Civic Engagement, Ethics and Service Learning
avatar for Toni Grace

Toni Grace

Palmerston North City Council
International Relations Manager
avatar for Nilufer Guler

Nilufer Guler

Avila University
Assistant Professor of Education
avatar for Melvin Harmon

Melvin Harmon

Senior Director
avatar for Jude Heaton

Jude Heaton

Teach for All
Director, Global Learning Lab
avatar for Marla Hunter

Marla Hunter

Live. Love. Teach! LLC
avatar for Haruko Ishii

Haruko Ishii

Faculty of Business Administration at Hokkai-Gakuen University
Professor of Intercultural Communication
avatar for Timothy Jacob

Timothy Jacob

Reach the World
Director of the Traveler Program
avatar for Ian Jamison

Ian Jamison

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
avatar for Morayma Jimenez

Morayma Jimenez

Enseña por México - Teach For All
Director of Leadership and Learning
avatar for Kimberlee Johnsen-Smith

Kimberlee Johnsen-Smith

Roger Williams University
Director of Partnerships and Field Experiences
avatar for Sarah-Louise Jones

Sarah-Louise Jones

University of Hull / Core Educators
avatar for Ann Kaiser

Ann Kaiser

avatar for Allan Kakinda

Allan Kakinda

iEARN Executive Council
avatar for Chantelle Kohn

Chantelle Kohn

High Resolves
National Program Director
avatar for Petr Kostohryz

Petr Kostohryz

AFS Czech Republic
Chair of the National Board
avatar for Agne Kuimet

Agne Kuimet

Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation
Advocacy Officer
avatar for Wendy Kuran

Wendy Kuran

Duke in China and Duke Kunshan University
Associate Vice President for Development
avatar for Klára Kutišová

Klára Kutišová

AFS Czech Republic
National Director
avatar for Rodrigo Laje

Rodrigo Laje

Expedición Ciencia
avatar for Sahara Lake

Sahara Lake

Campaigns Associate
avatar for Karen Lee

Karen Lee

Xavier University of Louisiana
Associate Director
avatar for Agnes Lemesre-Valy

Agnes Lemesre-Valy

York University (Canada)
Coordinator, Experiential Education
avatar for Stephen Lyons

Stephen Lyons

Northeastern Univerisity, International Education Advising and Consulting Services
avatar for Nefertiti Makeda

Nefertiti Makeda

Andinet International School
Chief Visionary and Founding Head
avatar for Gabrielle Mandell

Gabrielle Mandell

Secretary General
CISV International
avatar for Kim Martin

Kim Martin

University of Vermont
Director of the Center for Student Conduct
avatar for Kathleen M. Martinez

Kathleen M. Martinez

BP America
Senior Director of National Strategic Relationships & Initiatives
avatar for Ann'Andreza Martins

Ann'Andreza Martins

AFS Intercultural Programs
Program Director
avatar for Krishen Mehta

Krishen Mehta

Former Partner
avatar for Daniel Mellsop

Daniel Mellsop

New Zealand High Commission Ottawa
High Commissioner
avatar for Luis Melo

Luis Melo

Secretariat of Education and Science and Technology, State of Paraíba, Brazil
Pedagogical CoordinatornPrograma Gira Mundo
avatar for Kira Mendez

Kira Mendez

Lehigh University’s Iacocca Institute
avatar for Katrien Mertens

Katrien Mertens

UC Leuven-Limburg (UCLL)
Lecturer and Researcher in Intercultural Learning and Power Skills
avatar for Francesca Minniti

Francesca Minniti

avatar for Rocio Miranda

Rocio Miranda

AFS Chile
Intercultural Education Trainer
avatar for Aaron Moniz

Aaron Moniz

Inspire Citizens
avatar for Dana Mortenson

Dana Mortenson

avatar for Peter Mwangi

Peter Mwangi

Northwestern University
Assistant Professor, Program of African Studies (PAS)
avatar for Hela Nafti

Hela Nafti

Tunisian Education and Resource Network (TEARN)
Executive Director
avatar for Annie Nguyen

Annie Nguyen

York College of Pennsylvania
Coordinator of Study Abroad and Global Education
avatar for Ulrike Niemann

Ulrike Niemann

avatar for Erika Nobels

Erika Nobels

Belgian Governmental Programme on Global Citizenship Education
Pedagogical Support Responsible
avatar for Luisa Novelli

Luisa Novelli

AFS Argentina and Uruguay
Program Director
avatar for Katie O'Brian

Katie O'Brian

Global Centre for Pluralism
Program Officer
avatar for Daniel Obst

Daniel Obst

AFS Intercultural Programs
President and CEO
avatar for Mare Oja

Mare Oja

Tallinn University
avatar for isabel Orellana

isabel Orellana

Université du Québec à Montréal
avatar for Noor van Orshoven

Noor van Orshoven

Belgian Governmental Programme on Global Citizenship Education
Pedagogical Support Responsible
avatar for Alfredo Ortega

Alfredo Ortega

Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica
National English AdvisornThird Cycle and Diversified Education...
avatar for Stefanie Ortiz-Cidlik

Stefanie Ortiz-Cidlik

Executive Director
avatar for Gonzalo Peralta

Gonzalo Peralta

Languages Canada
Executive Director
avatar for Dulce Maria Pereira

Dulce Maria Pereira

University of Ouro Preto
Professor and Researcher
avatar for Judith Perron

Judith Perron

Camosun College
Interculturalization Strategist
avatar for Shauna Pollock

Shauna Pollock

Blue Sky School
Co-founder and Director
avatar for Matthew Raby

Matthew Raby

Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training
Executive Director
avatar for Joanna Regulska

Joanna Regulska

UC Davis Global Affairs
Vice Provost & Associate Chancellor for Global Affairs
avatar for Carolyn Rehn

Carolyn Rehn

Director of Intercultural Learning
avatar for Connie Rensink

Connie Rensink

World Savvy
Administrator for the Global Competence Certificate
avatar for Evandro Marcos Saidel Ribeiro

Evandro Marcos Saidel Ribeiro

University of São Paulo
Associate Professor
avatar for Diane Robinson

Diane Robinson

Teach for All
Global Special Projects Lead
avatar for Jennifer Russell

Jennifer Russell

Director of Education
avatar for Janaka Ruwanpura

Janaka Ruwanpura

University of Calgary
avatar for May Samali

May Samali

High Resolves
Chief Operating Officer, New Ventures
avatar for Evan Saperstein

Evan Saperstein

Adjunct Professor of History
William Paterson University and Bergen Community College
avatar for Dominique Scheffel-Dunand

Dominique Scheffel-Dunand

York University (Canada)
Co-Principal and Vice-Principal Research and Graduate Studies
avatar for Karin Shapiro

Karin Shapiro

Department of African and African American Studies, Duke University
Associate Professor of the Practice
avatar for Clare Sisisky

Clare Sisisky

The Global Education Benchmark Group
Executive Director
avatar for Steve Sostak

Steve Sostak

Inspire Citizens
avatar for Liesbeth Spanjers

Liesbeth Spanjers

University College Leuven-Limburg
avatar for Molly Stern

Molly Stern

AFS Intercultural Programs & Sentio Global Education Network
avatar for Linda Stuart

Linda Stuart

AFS Intercultural Programs
Head of the Global Competence Certificate
avatar for John Taplin

John Taplin

Global Village Calgary
President and CEO
avatar for Betsy Thomas

Betsy Thomas

Lipscomb Academy
Assistant Dean of Student Life
avatar for Tamara Thorpe

Tamara Thorpe

CISV International
avatar for Sven Thorslund

Sven Thorslund

VP of Sales and Account Management
avatar for Gina Del Tito

Gina Del Tito

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Americas Project Manager
avatar for Mallory Tuominen

Mallory Tuominen

World Savvy
Director of Professional Learning
avatar for Sebastien Turbot

Sebastien Turbot

New Cities
Executive Director
avatar for Katherine Turner

Katherine Turner

Global Citizen, LLC
Founding President
avatar for Ágnes Vajda

Ágnes Vajda

AFS Hungary
National Director
avatar for Andii Verhoeven

Andii Verhoeven

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Head of Innovation and Leadership Development
avatar for Renata Serpa Vieira

Renata Serpa Vieira

Secretariat of Education and Science and Technology, State of Paraíba, Brazil
avatar for René Villemure

René Villemure

avatar for Zsolt István Vódli

Zsolt István Vódli

AFS Hungary
Teacher, Member of the National Board
avatar for Laura Waddell

Laura Waddell

York University (Canada)
avatar for Geoff Wilmshurst

Geoff Wilmshurst

Camosun College
Vice-President Partnerships
avatar for Katherine N. Yngve

Katherine N. Yngve

Purdue University
Assoc. Director, Intercultural Outcomes Assessment
avatar for Sanny Zuiderveld

Sanny Zuiderveld

Globe Smart Kids