Keynote speakers

We are pleased to announce our keynote and featured speakers who will be bringing us valuable insight, in relation to the conference theme of ‘IB Shaping the Future’.

Keynote speakers:


Rose Luckin

Rose Luckin

Rose Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab and Director of EDUCATE: a London hub for EdTech StartUps, researchers, educators, learners and parents to work together on the development of evidence based EdTech. Rose’s research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from artificial intelligence (AI). She has a particular interest in how AI can be used to enable more effective, continuous, formative assessment processes and tools that capture cognitive, social, emotional and metacognitive progression.

Rose is also a Trustee and Governor at St Paul’s School, London; a Trustee of the Ufi Charitable Trust; a governor, at the Self-Managed Learning College in Brighton; a Trustee of the Education Media Centre and a member of the McGraw-Hill Learning Science Research Council Advisory Board.  She was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor for teaching and Learning at the University of Sussex.

Recent non-academic reports include: Solved! Making the case for collaborative problem-solving (Nesta in 2017); Intelligence Unleashed: An argument for AI in Education (Pearson, 2016); and Decoding Learning: The Proof, Promise and Potential of Educational Technology (Nesta, 2012).


Pak Tee Ng, PhD

Pak Tee Ng

Pak Tee Ng is Associate Dean, Leadership Learning at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He oversees and teaches in milestone executive programmes for leaders in Singapore schools (Principal-ship and Head-of-Department-ship). Pak Tee’s main areas of teaching, research, training and consultancy at NIE are Educational Leadership, Educational Policies, Learning Organisation, Change Management, Innovation, Complexity, and Coaching. 

Pak Tee has authored several books and numerous journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. His latest book, published in 2017, is Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes. This book is part of the Routledge Leading Change Series edited by Andy Hargreaves and Pak Tee Ng.


Meagan Fallone

Meagan Fallone

Meagan Fallone is an entrepreneur, a designer and a passionate mountaineer. Bringing these diverse talents together as the CEO of Barefoot College International, she exemplifies exceptional vision and commitment to social leadership while advocating for strong professional practices within a Social Innovation context.

In her current role at Barefoot College, her focus on human centric design have allowed her to heighten impact for its beneficiaries and expand operations within her tenure to more than 80 Countries in the Global South. Her larger vision is to bring together formally educated young people to interface with resource deprived communities in ways that shape their leadership skills for future application in the commercial sector, fostering more enlightened future leaders whose commitment to triple bottom line delivery will be assured.