Keynote speakers Language & Culture Symposium
Plenary 1: 9.30 – 10.15
Melissa Dalton Bradford, author, blogger, polyglot and global mom
Melissa Dalton Bradford and her family lived a twenty year long adventure in eight countries, on sixteen addresses. She speaks 5 languages fluently. She tells how she experienced, adopted and absorbed the different cultures at first hand and how she managed over and over again to “nose-dive” indefatigably into her many different cultural homes in, amongst others, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore.
Chuck Stephens, head of diversity & inclusion at Google
At Google our core mission is to increase access to information. Making sure this mission applies to all and everyone has the opportunity to succeed is critical. Learn about the why, how, and impact that Google is working towards via their Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.
Chris O’Shaughnessy, author, international speaker and globetrotting adventurer
Christopher O’Shaughnessy is a passionate and versatile author and speaker who uses a unique blend of story-telling, humor, and provocative insight to engage a wide array of people on topics associated with globalization and cross-cultural understanding. Chris is enlisted by organizations large and small ranging from international schools and educational institutions to government agencies and businesses across the globe. He has worked in, lived in, or travelled to more than 100 countries and brings first hand experience of an ever-globalizing world to his audiences.
Bringing hope to, in, and through an increasingly cross-cultural world.
As the world becomes more interconnected, the challenges we face do as well. Loneliness, marginalization, radicalization, the increasingly disposable nature of relationships, and the ever more complex struggle to find identity are apparent all around us. Now, more than ever, the need to come together and share knowledge, inspire passion, and connect empathetically is of global importance.
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