Throughout the summit, Paul Braddock, editor for TeachingEnglish, will chat with summit planners, speakers, and attendees. We will add new interviews over the next two days, so check back often.

Denise Murray, Chair, Summit Steering Committee

Denise Murray​, chair, is Professor Emerita at Macquarie University, Australia and San José State University, California. Denise has worked in language education in Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and her native Australia. Her research and practice centers on the intersection of language education, society and technology; language education policy; and leadership in language education.


Harry Kuchah Kuchah, Steering Committee

Harry Kuchah Kuchah is a Lecturer at Bath University, UK. Previously he worked for 16 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, and policy maker in his home country Cameroon. He has also been involved in teacher development and research projects in countries in Central, West and Southern Africa, South East Asia and Europe.


Lourdes Ortega, Steering Committee

Lourdes Ortega is a Professor at Georgetown University. She is originally from Spain and taught her native Spanish in Greece for nearly a decade and, since 1993, also her nonnative English in diverse geographies in the United States. She mentors teachers and conducts research in second language acquisition and foreign language education.


Marjorie Rosenberg, IATEFL President

Marjorie Rosenberg has been teaching EFL for the past 34 years in Austria. She is currently a lecturer at the language department at the University of Graz. She has also written and published extensively in the field of business English. Marjorie has served as chair of TEA (Teachers of English in Austria), Coordinator of IATEFL BESIG (The Business English Special Interest Group) and on the IATEFL Membership committee.  She is currently the IATEFL President.


Asmaa Abu Mezied, Speaker on Futurology

Asmaa Abu Mezied is a global shaper, blogger, and Atlas Corps Fellow. She is originally from Gaza, where she founded the Gaza SEES Through Entrepreneurship initiative. The initiative empowers adolescent girls affected by war and conflict by creating safe spaces and entrepreneurial thinking. She spoke on the theme of Futurology.


Giselle Lundy-Ponce, American Federation of Teachers

Giselle Lundy-Ponce has been working in the field of primary and secondary education policy, legislation, and advocacy for the last twenty-three years. Currently, with the American Federation of Teachers’ Office of the Executive Vice-President, she works on issues affecting all member constituencies of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in addition to leading the AFT’s work on English language learners and Hispanic student achievement. She will speak on equity in the topic Reimagining English Competence.

Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, National Teacher Education College

Gabriel Díaz Maggioli is tenured Professor of TESOL Methods at the National Teacher Education College in Montevideo, Uruguay. He also acts as consultant in education-related projects for various organizations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia.


Gloria Ulloa Caceres, Language Center Coordinator, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazan (UPNFM)

In addition to her work as the language center coordinator at UPNFM, which is in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Gloria Ulloa Caceres is also founder and coordinator at International Language Programs Network. The network has connected language centers and programs from 24 universities located in Russia, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, the United States, Czech Republic , Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and Greece.


Dudley Reynolds, President, TESOL International Association; and Rosa Aronson, Executive Director, TESOL International Association