Interested in serving on the Advisory Board?
Advisory board members are asked to promote both participation and attendance at the conference, to help us find partner organizations in their regions, to help train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible to help moderate sessions during the actual conference. We appreciate your support!
|Kaja Antlej (SLOVENIA)
University of Ljubljana
Kaja Antlej is a museum and heritage professional interested in heritage communication and interpretation with digital technologies. She obtained her doctorate in Heritage Studies (Heritology) from the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2013 with the thesis 3D Technologies as a Support for Industrial Design Museum Exhibition as a Young Researcher from Business at IB-PROCADD d.o.o. During working (2006–2013) at the mentioned company she has been partially involved in various other 3D content projects including the Virtual Emona on dlib.si (National and University Library, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana), the World of Energy visitor center of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant and the Multimedia Center of the Sečovlje Salina Natural Park. She graduated from industrial design processes using 3D technologies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. Currently she is also eCult Ambassador (eCultValue EU funded project), a profile that connect technology (ICT) developers with heritage institutions to ensure better access to heritage content. She is a member of Interpret Europe – European Association for Heritage Interpretation, FUUH – Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage, Designers Society of Slovenia and an initiator of Herit, a group of museum and heritage professionals (heritologists) in Slovenia. Under EVS she served for 8 months (2013–2014) in Morocco as a volunteer.
|Mohamed Arous (TUNISIA)
Mohamed Arous is a debate and public speaking trainer who implements the strategies of emotional intelligence and in his training. He also conducts training on peace education, human rights, social awareness and gender equality. In addition he carries out awareness raising activities by organizing and delivering public debates related to peace, global conflicts, youth empowerment, women’s rights and gender equality. He is an Alumnus of AIESEC the world’s largest student-run organization, which he believes has provided him with many opportunities. As an activist and global citizen, his vision is to seek the empowerment of youth and women, as well as achieving equal opportunities for all, especially to prove that whenever we want to reach something badly no one can stop you because “as a change agent …
|Lindsay Bosch (UNITED STATES)
Marketing & Development Manager
Video Data Bank
As Development and Marketing Manager, Lindsay leads the Video Data Bank's promotional and development efforts, manages the submissions and acquisitions process, and is responsible for the organization's contentm communications and community engagement. Lindsay holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Northwestern University, and previously served as VDB’s Distribution Manager from 2008-2012. Lindsay has contributed to Chicago’s media arts and education communities for over a decade including work with the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Reeltime Film Forum, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Ryerson Library, and the Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection. From 2012-2013, Lindsay served as Program Officer for Governance for the Association of College and Research Libraries. She currently serves on the Educational Advisory Committee for the Chicago Film Festival, and Board of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. Lindsay is the co-author of the textbook Icons of Beauty (ABC-CLIO, 2010) and writes on issues related to art, film and non-profit management for Plinth Magazine, Booklist Magazine and Career Girl Network.
Research Assistant/IT Officer
Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons
I am Samuel Chanchan working as a Civil Society and Youth Advocate and a candidate for Public Administration.
|Nitesh Vasantrao Chore (INDIA)
College of Engineering & Technology
Librarian, College of Engineering and Technology dhamangaon rly. dist-amravati (maharashtra)india 444709
|Jacob Clapp (USA)
Global Online Academy
Jake Clapp is GOA’s academic dean. He supervises GOA’s academic program, including faculty hiring and development as well as student support. Before coming to GOA, Jake taught chemistry at Lakeside School (Washington).
|Juan Domingo (ESPAÑA)
Investigador en TIC, learning and technology, elearning, Inteligencia artificial.
|Jennifer Fry (USA)
University of San Francisco
I am a graduate student at the University of San Francisco in Museum Studies and an emerging museum professional. Coming from San Francisco, I am extremely interested in educational technology in art museums as well as the shift in informal education that has been slowly occurring in museums. Right now, I am working at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City as the Visitor Research Intern, researching how to effectively evaluate the visitor experience through public programs. Not only do we as emerging museum professionals need to be cognizant of the future, but we also have to recognize the potential for the younger generations to become the next museum audiences. The recent and innovative trends in technology, education, curation, development, and visitor research will springboard museums into the future.
|Michael (UNITED STATES)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
William Penn University
Michael O. Johnston earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2007, Masters of Public Administration from Iowa State University in 2009, and Ph.D. of Public Administration from Walden University in 2014. His dissertation research, entitled Understanding Violent Adolescent Males: Implications for Post-Release Recidivism, is on the barriers and supports to nonviolence for young adult males who were adjudicated or received an informal adjustment for simple assault during middle adolescence. He recently presented his dissertation research at a round-table session during the 69th Annual Meeting for the American Society of Criminology (ASC) on November 20- 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Johnston joined William Penn University as an adjunct instructor for sociology in 2010, was promoted to full-time instructor of sociology in fall 2013, and became an assistant professor of sociology for the university in fall 2014. He continues to serve as a member of adjunct faculty for Buena Vista University and previously taught a semester as a lecturer for Iowa State University in their Masters of Public Administration program. Prior to academia he worked as a lead teacher for a before and after school program. He is the president of Young Professionals (YP) of Pella and is a member of ASC. Dr. Johnston is interested in opportunities to teach (online and brick and mortar), course design (online and brick and mortar), research, serve on dissertation committees, as well as invitations to present on special topics. If you have any of the aforementioned opportunities available or are interested in learning more about him, please feel free to contact him via email at Michael.Johnston19@gmail.com.
|Joseph Mechirath Joseph (INDIA)
Central Board of Secondary Education
An accomplished educationist with holistic & New Generation Learning Technology, passionate to craft a class less society through education where the gulf between the rich and the poor is zero. We may be able to achieve this by: the alignment of educators. The synergy of modern marvels of brain research and information technology, the challenging task of making these learning resources available to the common man. But it must be initiated without delay.
|Elizabeth Langran (USA)
Elizabeth Langran, Ph.D. is associate professor of Education at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, USA. Dr. Langran started her teaching career in 1992 as a secondary school French teacher. She educated U.S. middle and high school students for six years and taught overseas for five years, including in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer. She earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia with a certificate in International Leadership in Educational Technology, and then spent five years as assistant professor and director of the Educational Technology program at Fairfield University. She has traveled for collaborative technology projects and school visits to Nicaragua, India, central Asia, Senegal, Bermuda, and China. Dr. Langran is associate chair of Teacher Education for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education, and helped found the Conference's Geospatial Technology Special Interest Group.
|Jessica Lewis (JAMAICA)
The University of the West Indies
Miss Jessica C. Lewis is currently the Librarian in the Mona Information Literacy Unit, Loan and Reference Department at The University of the West Indies, UWI Mona- Jamaica , Main Library. Over the last 10 years, she has worked in different capacities in libraries across the Caribbean. She served as the Co-ordinator for Research and Information at the National Library of Jamaica, Deputy Director – Branch Libraries of the public library system in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, UWI, Cave Hill Main Library, Barbados
|Brett Moffatt (AUSTRALIA)
Founder & Educator
Old Master Studios
Brett Moffatt, has a background in fine art, having obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in visual arts. He also holds a graduate diploma of secondary education. He has been a professional visual artist for over 20 years, and in that time has taught at, and administered, private colleges and municipal arts organizations in Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. He maintains an educational consultancy practice based on new technologies, online resources and instructional design.
|Vicky Papageorgiou (GREECE)
I'm an EFL teacher with approximately 20 years of experience with mainly adult learners .For over 15 years I have been preparing students for English language exams of various exam boards. I have an MA in Education (Open Univ. of Cyprus) and an MA in Art (Goldsmiths College). I love finding new ways to motivate my students to use the English language, I love using art to teach them a foreign language. Most importantly, I aspire to make them love the language and not just consider studying a burden.
|M S Patterson (USA)
Teacher, Team Leader
Teaches English and Speech in the Rio Grande Valley region of Deep South Texas. Specializes in working with adolescent girls considered At-Risk. Volunteers as an English teacher in Mexico and South America and is planning to go to Africa this winter to teach as well. Is certified as a project based learning, flipped classroom, and digital classroom teacher. Holds a Master's degree in Adolescent Literacy and Technology and is working on a PhD in Global and Comparative Education. Has written several articles and is currently writing a book about adolescent girls and their experiences in the Rio Grande region.
|Kay Rabil (UNITED STATES)
Educator - Mentor
I currently work with a team in India through my business. I have been an educator over 20 years. My areas of expertise are English, literary analysis, reading, writing/composition. I have extensive training in diversity and cultural education. Because of my middle eastern heritage, I am passionate about diversity and the global approach to education. I have extensive homeschooling experience.
|Joseph Reilly (SAUDI ARABIA)
Director, Library and Heritage Museum
20 years of un-quiet librarianship focused on user-driven discoverability, all with a smile!
Youth for Human Rights Campaign Nepal
I am working in Youth for Human Rights International Nepal Chapter, I have 12 Years experience in IT field and 5 Years working experience in Human Rights Education Awareness and 4 years Experience in Disaster Relief I am continue my master degree in MCA and good experience in education sector and promoting sector.
|Ashley Sills (USA)
Associate Director of Development for Global Issues Network
Global Issues Network
Ashley Sills has been dedicated to empowering youth through project based learning and socio-environmental activism for as long as she can remember. She has worked with the Global Issues Network and schools around the world to connect a network of students and educators who have realized and are committed to their global citizenry. As global citizens, this network is dedicated to partnering with their local communities to solve global issues through life long-learning and local activism. The Global Issues Network holds student led conferences in soon to be all regions of the world. All GIN Conference participants present their work and create a film highlighting their message. These conferences are a space for students and educators to develop their local community projects through peer-to-peer problem solving and edification.
|Herman Ssebuliba (SOUTH AFRICA)
Executive Vice President
I am an enthusiastic, a leader, creative, open-minded and self-motivated person, who is looking to build upon my experience. I am an achiever who takes on and achieves stretch challenges and targets whilst maintaining a high service standard. I am fully capable of working independently, as well as a team player who aims at creating collaborative relationships with others by offering support, sharing ideas and best practices.
|Cleary (UNITED STATES)
Global Oneness Project
Cleary is the Education Director at the Global Oneness Project. In 2009, she launched the education arm of the Project. She is the lead writer for the Project’s lesson plans and hosts educational workshops for teachers and students at conferences, schools, and universities. Some of her lessons are featured on TED Ed.
|Marissa Wilson (UNITED STATES )
Rissa Marie Designs
Co-founder of Rissa Marie Designs, a gamification, eLearning and web design business.