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Keynote Speakes

Name Institution/Country
Professor Terry Anderson (twice) Athabasca University, Canada
Dr Susan D’Antoni UNESCO, Paris
Professor Narend Baijnath University of South Africa
Dr Diane Bailey The Open University, UK
Professor Tony Bates University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr Ulrich Bernath Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Dr Shona Butterfield Board member, Commonwealth of Learning, Director of the Open Polytechnic, New Zealand
Dr Maggie Coates The Open University, UK
Professor Gráinne Conole The Open University, UK
Sir John Daniel (twice) Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, UK and Assistant Director General, UNESCO, France
Dato’ Gajaraj Dhanarajan President and Chief Executive, The Commonwealth of Learning
Dr Alan Davies President, Empire State College, SUNY, New York, USA
Dr Kuzvinetsa Peter Dzvimbo Rector, The African Virtual University, Kenya
Professor Bob Fryer The NHS University, United Kingdom
Ms Jennifer Glennie South African Institute for Distance Education
Professor Brenda Gourley Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, UK
Dr Lee Herman Empire State College, SUNY, New York, USA
Professor Borge Holmberg The Fernuniversität, Germany
Dr Olugbemiro Jegede Vice-Chancellor, The National Open University of Nigeria
Professor Asha Kanwar The Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
Professor Abdul Khan Assistant Director General, UNESCO, France
Professor Bruce King University of South Australia
Dr Gill Kirkup The Open University, UK
Professor Badri Koul The Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Professor Diana Laurillard (twice) The Open University, UK
Dr Ann Limb Learn Direct, UK and Chair of the Trustees of the National Extension College
Professor Li Yawan China Central Television and Radio University
Dr Alan Mandell Empire State College, SUNY, New York, USA
Professor Robin Mason The Open University, UK
Ms Frances Mensah Director, The Namibian College of Open learning (NAMCOL)
Professor Elana Michelson Empire State College, SUNY, New York, USA
Dr Gary Miller Pennsylvania State University, USA
Professor Sugata Mitra Newcastle University, UK
Professor Bob Moon The Open University, UK
Professor Michael Moore Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dr Evelyn Nonyongo University of South Africa
Dr Ross Paul President, University of Windsor, Canada
Dr Morten Flate Paulsen President of the European Distance Network
Ms Marion Phillips Southampton University, UK
Professor Barney Pityana Vice-Chancellor, The University of South Africa
Dr Greville Rumble The Open University, UK
Professor David Sewart The Open University, UK
Ms Lee Taylor The Open University, UK
Professor Mary Thorpe The Open University, UK
Dr Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic UNESCO, Paris
Dr Christine Von Prümmer The Fernuniversität, Germany
Dr Helen Yanacopulos The Open University, UK

47 different speakers

13 different nationalities

We wish to express our thanks to all the above who gave their time so generously to support the Cambridge Conference and who, in many cases, covered their own travel expenses to attend.


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