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Keynote Speakers

Keynote abstracts will be available soon.

Friday, October 20th

Bonny Norton

Dr. Bonny Norton

Bonny Norton is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia. Her primary research interests are identity and language learning, critical literacy, and international development. Recent publications include a 2017 special issue of the Modern Language Journal on language teacher identity, and a 2013 second edition of Identity and Language Learning (Multilingual Matters). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Educational Research Association, she was the 2010 inaugural recipient of the Senior Research Leadership Award of AERA’s Second Language Research SIG and co-recipient of the 2015 TESOL Distinguished Research Award. Her website is:

Darren Lund

Dr. Darren Lund

Darren E. Lund, Ph.D., is a professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where his research examines social justice activism in schools, communities, and professional education programs. Darren was a high school teacher for 16 years, and formed the award-winning Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice (STOP) program. Darren has published over 300 articles, books, and book chapters, and is creator of the popular on-line Diversity Toolkit project. Darren co-founded the Service-Learning Program for Pre-Service Teachers, winner of the national 2012 Award of Excellence in Education from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Darren has been recognized with a number of awards and honours, including the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s 2015 Educational Research Award, the inaugural 2013 Alberta Hate Crimes Awareness Award, the 2012 Scholar-Activist Award from the American Educational Research Association (Critical Educators for Social Justice), and he was named a Reader’s Digest National Leader in Education.

Saturday, October 21st

Greg Kessler

Dr. Greg Kessler

Dr. Greg Kessler is an associate professor in instructional technology at Ohio University. His research addresses instructional innovation, teacher preparation, technology use, language use, language learning and associated human behavior. He has published and presented widely. He has had the great privilege to speak about technology and language around the world.