Keynote Speakers

Kristin Halvorsen
Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Norway

Sugata Mitra
Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Joy of Learning – Enhancing Learning Experience and Quality
Prof Sugata Mitra won the TED Prize for 2013. Read an exclusive interview with Prof Mitra by Steve Wheeler.

Sir Ken Robinson (via live satellite)
Professor emeritus, internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation, USA

An estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries have seen the videos from his famous TED talks.

Anna Kirah
Chief Experience Officer, Making Waves, Norway
Meaning Mining: Towards a people-centered approach to learning

Read Helen Keegan’s exclusive interview with Anna  in our Pre-conference Interview Series. Watch Anna Kirah talk at TEDxOslo.

Ana Carla Pereira
Head of Unit at European Commission, Directorate-General Education and Culture
Opening up Education: an European Commission initiative to improve access, equity and quality of learning through digital technologies

Bernie Luskin
President for the Media Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, United States of America
Education and Ecstasy Not Education and Agony

Dr Luskin’s pre-conference interview is available on EDEN’s blog at the NAP MA.

June Breivik
Norwegian Business School, Education Conference, Norway
Disruptive Education

Torunn Gjelsvik
Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible Education – NADE, Norway
Innovation and challenge – pedagogical development in Norwegian distance education institutions 1995-2015

Patrick Blessinger
Executive Director, The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association – HETL, United States of America

The NADE Day “Disruptive Education” at the Conference – with Nordic Online strand about best practice of distance and e-learning on 14 June


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