Our Speakers

See Our Talented Speakers

All the speakers will go through a review process overseen by CES Organising Committee members, who are established academics who hold professor title, PhDs or other terminal degrees in the field of creative thinking, education, innovation and relevant fields. If you would like to join us as a speaker at our 2023 Summit, fill out our “Become a Speaker” form and we will reach out to you.

Michael Anderson

Professor of Creativity and Arts Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Sydney and Co-Director of the CREATE Centre

Laura McBain

Co-Interim Managing Director at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford and Co-Director of K12 Lab

Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin

Deputy Head of Centre for Educational Research and Innovation OECD

Professor Bill Lucas

Chair of GIoCT Advisory Board and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winches

Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at OECD

Cassie Hague

Analyst at the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation at the OECD

Tia Loukkola

Head of Innovation & Measuring Progress Division, OECD

Mario Piacentini

Senior Analyst, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) at OECD

João Costa

Minister of Education, Portugal

Gabriella Ramos

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

Kraiyos Patrawart

Managing Director at the Equitable Education Fund (EEF),

Shi Zhongying

Executive Dean Professor of education in the Institute of Education Tsinghua University

Olli-Pekka Heinonen

Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Vlad Glăveanu

Dublin City University, Ireland and University of Bergen, Norway

Rory McGann

Chair of The Times Education Commission and political columnist at The Times

Hilary Cremin

Head of the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Szilvia Németh

Managing Director and Desearcher T-Tudok Centre

James Biddulph

Executive Headteacher University of Cambridge Primary School

Simon Klein

Science Officer, Office for Climate Education

Joyeeta Das

Lead & Strategist, Global Education and Workforce Development

Nia Richards


Janette Hughes

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Technology and Pedagogy, in the Faculty of Education, Ontario Tech

Ana Teresa Ferreira Oliveira

Pro-President, Pedagogical innovation and curricular flexibility, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Richard Dunne

Director - The Harmony Project

Alex Repenning

Hasler Professor and Chair of Computer Science Education at the School of Teacher Education at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Wei Jun

TsingHua University, China
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