Keynote Speaker


The conference will be attended by distinguished speakers and world class educational experts in the field of open and distance learning (ODL).

Keynote Speakers

  1. Mohammad Nuh, Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia
  2. Hal Plotkin, Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Under Secretary of Education, United States
  3. Duk Hoon Kwak, President and CEO of Educational Broadcast Service (EBS), Korea
  4. Lawrence Lessig, Lawyer, Activist and Founder of Creative Commons, USA
  5. Rory McGreal, Vice President Research, Athabasca University, Canada
  6. Gráinne Conole, Professor of learning innovation/Director of BDRA, University of Leicester, United Kingdom


Discussion Panelists

  1. Onno W. Purbo, IT Expert and Activist, Indonesia
  2. Naveed M. Malik, Rector of Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan
  3. Barney Pityana, Former Principal and Vice Chancellor of UNISA, South Africa
  4. Manfred Antoni, Senior Publisher in the German Klett Verlag
  5. Claudio Rama, Director of the Observatory of Virtual Education in Latin America (Virtual Educa), Uruguay
  6. Liu Dailin, Director of the Supervisory Committee, Open University of China, China
  7. Jens Uwe Korten, Pro Vice Chancellor of Lillehammer University College, Norway
  8. Stavros Xanthopoylos, Dean of FGV Online – Distance Education Unit at Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil

*) to be confirmed