Confirmed keynote speakers for Media and Learning 2012:
- Xavier Prats MonnéXavier Prats Monné is Deputy Director-General for Education and Culture at the European Commission. He is responsible for the education and training aspects of the Europe 2020 strategy, and represents the EC at the European Institute for Innovation and Technology.
- Guus WijngaardsGuus Wijngaards is Professor on eLearning at the INHOLLAND University of Applied Sciences, and is the author of several books and more than 350 articles on educational, cultural, foreign political and literary subjects.
- Andrew KeenAndrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur, author and broadcaster. He regularly addresses the impact of digital technologies on 21st century business, education and society as an acclaimed speaker and as an author as with his latest book “DIGITAL VERTIGO: How Today’s Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing and Disorienting Us” which was recently published.
- Edith K. AckermannEdith K. Ackermann is an Honorary Professor of Psychology, University of Aix-Marseille, France, and Visiting Scientist at the MIT School of Architecture, USA. Some of her current collaborations include the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was appointed as a Senior Research Associate; The Exploratorium Science Museum in San Francisco, and The LEGO group in Denmark.
- Pedro De BruyckerePedro De Bruyckere is educational scientist at Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent since 2001. He co-wrote 2 books with Bert Smits in which they debunked popular myths on GenY and GenZ, education and pop culture. Pedro is an often asked public speaker, and is an avid blogger.
- Marci PowellMarci Powell is Global Director for Education at Polycom and Chair Emerita and Past President of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). She is an industry expert in the field of educational technology and telecommunications with extensive experience in applications related to lifelong learning and innovation.
- Brian O'NeillBrian O'Neill is a Senior Research Fellow at Dublin Institute of Technology and Head of DIT’s School of Media. He is a member of the Management Group for EU Kids Online, funded under the Safer Internet Programme and leads the work package on policy. He also currently leads an Irish government-funded project called Digital Childhoods researching children use of ICTs and implications for national digital strategy.
- Anton BollenIn his current role as TechSmith’s first European Evangelist, Anton is spearheading TechSmith’s evangelism efforts by engaging users online through various social media channels as well as face to face at barcamps, tradeshows and visits.