Jo Boaler Ph.D.
The Nominelli & Olivier Professor of Education (Mathematics) & Co-founder of youcubed.org
Dr Jo Boaler is the Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ‘Early Career Award’, the NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Award (2014) and the CMC Walter Denham Mathematics Leadership award (2015). She is the author of fourteen books, numerous research articles and several online courses. She is a White House presenter on women and girls. She formed youcubed to give teachers, parents, and students the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. She was named one of the 8 educators “Changing the Face of Education” by the BBC. Her latest book is: Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead & Live without Barriers, published by Harper Collins.
Title of Speech: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Founder and Headmaster of Cambrian Academy
Mr. Delgado, a graduate of UC Berkeley, has 30 years of private school management experience including various levels of administration, school development and organization, multi-campus accreditation, quality assurance, curriculum development, teacher selection and training, student assessment, student counseling, teaching, and problem solving. He is the Founder and Headmaster of Cambrian Academy, a private college preparatory school in Silicon Valley serving local and international students in grades 6-12. His community involvement includes serving as Youth Services Chair and Board member with the Rotary Club of Saratoga, Andas Vice President and Board member with the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce.
Title of Speech: East Plus West a Recipe for Excellence, if Done Correctly
Aditya Vishwanath, Ph.D. Candidate
Co-founder of Inspirit, Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University
Aditya is a Ph.D. candidate in Learning Sciences and Technology Design and a Knight-Hennessy scholar at Stanford University. He is the co-founder of Inspirit, a company that develops virtual reality learning content, and his research focuses on developing technologies that support universal access to immersive learning content. Previously, he worked with the Google Education team where he explored strategies to integrate low-cost virtual reality toolkits into curriculums, and was a three-time recipient of the President’s Undergraduate Research Award at Georgia Tech. Before Inspirit, he co-founded MakerGhat, a makerspace and incubator for youth from low-income communities in urban Mumbai.
Title of Speech: VR and STEM Learning: Bridging Research and Practice
Daniel Vuillermin, Ph.D.
Associate and Honorary Lecturer, University College London (UCL), Section Editor, Palgrave Encyclopedia of Health Humanities (Springer Nature)
Lecturer and researcher specialising in cross-cultural medical humanities. Currently employed as a lecturer at the School of Health Humanities at Peking University. Diverse teaching and research experiences at leading universities in the UK, China, and Australia. Strong research skills cultivated through completing PhD research, professional research assistant and author. Currently researching narrative medicine in China, using art as research in medical/health education, Chinese cinemeducation, and a cultural history of diagnosis.
Title of Speech: Medical Art Projects: Using Art to Cultivate 'Medical Humanities Care'
Syed Nitas Iftekhar, Ph.D.
Education Director & Co-Founder of Kidtopia Children’s Museum
Dr. Syed Nitas Iftehkar has worked in the field of education for several years taking up many roles such as those of a professor, environmental campaigner, academic, policy analyst, and researcher. He was awarded a Ph.D. for his work on environmental pedagogies from Beijing Normal University, China. His published works focus on issues related to critical pedagogies, environment sustainability, and global citizenship education. Currently, he is the Education Director and Co-Founder of Kidtopia Children’s Museum (KCM) in Beijing. KCM focuses on providing families with the best possible early childhood education and lifestyle services in China.
Title of Speech: Contestations of Global Citizenship Education in the Global South