Opening Plenary OEB Global 2019
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time –
Amidst the emerging contours of the future, we are discovering learning. Learning as we have never known it before. Learning unleashed. Boundless learning. Learning without limits. We have moved beyond exploration to discovery. We see and experience what can happen. We feel the new, the imaginative, the unthinkable within our grasp. At the Opening Plenary of OEB 2019 we will be "discovering learning".
Education writer at Hack Education, independent scholar and author, USA
Audrey Watters is a writer and independent scholar who focuses on education technology – its politics and its pedagogical implications. Although she was two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, she decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer.
She has written for The Baffler, The Atlantic, Vice, Edutopia, Hybrid Pedagogy, Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, and elsewhere across the Web, but she is best known for her work on her own website Hack Education.
Audrey has given keynotes and presentations on education technology around the world and is the author of several books, including The Monsters of Education Technology, The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology, The Curse of the Monsters of Education Technology, The Monsters of Education Technology 4, and Claim Your Domain.
She is currently at work on her next book, Teaching Machines, which will be published by MIT Press. Audrey was a recipient of the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University for the 2017–2018 academic year.
Founding Member of the Artificial Intelligence + Adaptive Education Conference and Partner at Squirrel AI Learning, China
Joleen Liang is a Partner at Squirrel AI Learning, the leading AI+ education innovator at the forefront of K12 AI revolution. Within 4 years, Squirrel AI Learning has established more than 1,800 learning centers in China and hosted the first series of certified human-vs-AI competitions in the Asia-Pacific region and proved the AI’s success. Squirrel AI Learning is included in the TOP 20 Chinese artificial intelligence Unicorn companies in 2018.
After joining Squirrel AI Learning, Joleen created the “Squirrel AI" brand and successfully put the brand under the spotlight globally. Joleen is also a founding member of Artificial Intelligence + Adaptive Education (AIAED) Conference, an international conference focusing on important trends emerging from AI technology that applied to next-generation education and how these advances can impact adaptive human learning at scale and in various contexts.
Joleen is also a successful serial entrepreneur who built a number of brands and raised over 100 million RMB. She was a main guest for the famous TV programe “Only you” and “Virtual Business School" of CCTV2. She was invited to speak at World Summit AI Montreal together with Yoshua Bengio. She is a speaker at many EdTech and AI conferences talks, such as ACM UMAP, IJCAI, KDD, Tsinghua University, Tech Crunch, UBS, BETT, Oreilly, and a number of other conferences. Joleen is an Oxford graduate in Business Management.