Above left: Dr Yvonne Masters, Editor-in-Chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, provides a pre-conference workshop on getting published for a packed room of interested scholars. Above right: Professor Michael Menchaca from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA) draws on his experience of coordinating the online education system for the University of Hawai’i as he delivers his Keynote Presentation on technology in education, titled “Plenary Learning: Harnessing Technology to Support Independence and Interdependence to Maximize Learning for All”.
Above, clockwise from top left: Audience members ask questions throughout the plenary sessions, reflecting the engaging nature of the topics and the atmosphere of discussion and collaboration felt all through the conference. Professor Hidenobu Sumioka, from the Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory, ATR, (Japan) discusses his cutting edge work with robotics and artificial intelligence and how these new technologies can benefit education in the future. A crowded room listens with interest as plenary speakers share their innovative ideas.
Above: During the Keynote Panel Presentation titled “Academic Governance/Management/Administration in Higher Education in Asia”, Dr Lisa Lam, from Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong) offers her opening comments while the other panellists, (left to right) Dr Grant Black of Chuo University (Japan), Dr Wei Shin Leong, of National Institute of Education (Singapore), Dr Tsediso Michael Makoelle, of Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan), Dr Reiko Yamada, of Doshisha University (Japan), and (not pictured) Dr Justin Sanders, of Temple University (Japan) take notes.
Above, clockwise from top left: Dr Grant Black moderates the Keynote Panel, guiding the conversation through the many issues surrounding academic administration. Dr Justin Sanders listens to questions from the audience during the Keynote Panel. Delegates pose for a group photo during a break between plenary sessions at the Toshi Center Hotel, in Tokyo, where ACE2019 welcomed almost 600 people from around the world for an exciting, engaging, and productive conference.
The 12th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2020) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from Friday, October 30 to Monday, November 2, 2020. Learn more on the ACE2020 conference website.
ACE2019 Conference Programme & Abstract Book