Keynote Speakers

Ms Zuriel Oduwole

American Education Advocate and Film Maker,
The Youngest Person Profiled by Forbes

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In January 2017, US Secretary of State – John Kerry honored Zuriel Oduwole at the State Department, aged 14. It was for her tireless development work across the globe and advocating for Girls education especially in Africa, so they can go to school and are not getting married young.

Her advocacy saw her profiled in Forbes Magazine at the age of 10 in 2013, while ELLE Magazine listed her among 33 women who changed the word in 2015. Zuriel has spoken to 47,300 youths in 18 countries about the power of an education and has met one-on-one with over 30 world leaders, including the Presidents of Malta, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Croatia, Tanzania, and Egypt, to share ideas on addressing the worlds youth educational challenges.

She met Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi in March 2018, and fifteen months later in July 2019, the country outlawed girl marriage. Zuriel always brings a simple but insightful youthful voice to major development events and causes, around the world.

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Dr Jane Sunderland

Department of Linguistics and English Language,
Lancaster University, United Kingdom

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Jane Sunderland is an Honorary Reader in Gender and Discourse at Lancaster University, UK. She is particularly interested in gender, sexuality and discourse in the language classroom (classroom interaction, textbooks and textbook use) and in gender and sexuality representation in children's fiction, including the Harry Potter series and books featuring same-sex parents. She has taught in Papua New Guinea, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Poland as well as the UK.

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Professor Theresa Der-lan Yeh

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

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Theresa Der-lan Yeh is Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Convener of the Women’s and Gender Research Program, and Director, Center for Population and Gender Studies at the National Taiwan University. She authored the chapter on gender, language and communication of a widely-adopted textbook in women’s and gender studies in Taiwan. Believing in the intrinsic and outreaching value of gender equality and human rights, Theresa Yeh dedicates her passion to action on these two causes throughout her adulthood. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, an NGO assisting domestic violence survivors and former WWII “comfort women”.

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Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline
30 April 2020 31 May 2020
31 July 2020
Notification of acceptance (2nd round)
Mid-August 2020
Registration opens
29 June 2020
Early-bird registration closes
31 August 2020
Registration for presenters closes
20 September 2020
Standard registration closes
2 November 2020
Conference Dates
2 - 4 December 2020