2021 Conference Chair
I am the chair of the conference, officially.
Futurist, humanist, and author Gerd Leonhard takes us through the possibilities and probabilities of the next decade. Based on decades of experience as a virtual keynote speaker and consultant with an impressive client list, he brings his considerable expertise to bear in this dynamic presentation. He asks, with reference to both technology and society, what are the things we can look forward to in the next 10 years? What opportunities lie ahead in our next decade? What are the challenges we face as human beings? And last but not least, what are the questions we in the profession of ELT should be asking during the course of this conference — and beyond — if we are to create together a positive, enduring future? * This keynote will be prerecorded and will be made available to conference attendees by the following morning. We would ask that you do *not* share it publicly, but you are more than welcome to record it for your own personal purposes. ** The keynote will be followed by our opening night panel plus a moderated "Q and A" session. *** If you have a question for Gerd Leonhard, please feel free to submit it on our Discord server, or you can wait for his appearance at our Conference Retrospective on Sunday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. *** View the video of Gerd Leonhard's keynote presentation here: https://kotesol2021.eventzil.la/session/1174 ***