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Keynote speakers


Keynote Speaker 1: Value us
Banbapuy Whitehead, Yolngu educator from Yirrkala Community School. More info soon about Banapuy.

Keynote Speaker 2: Value our education
Emeritus Professor Alan J. Bishop
Alan is the  2015 Felix Klein Medal recipient

Emeritus Professor Alan Bishop was Professor of Education and Associate Dean at Monash University between 1992-2002 after spending the earlier part of his life in the UK. In 1969 after completing his PhD, he was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Education at Cambridge University, UK where he worked for 23 years. He edited (from 1978 to 1990) the international research journal Educational Studies in Mathematics, published by Kluwer (now Springer), and he has been an Advisory Editor since 1990. He is Managing Editor of the research book series Mathematics Education Library, also published by Kluwer/Springer (1980 - present) The series has now published more than 100 books.. He was the Chief Editor of  two International Handbooks of Mathematics Education (1996 and 2002) published by Kluwer/Springer, and joint Editor of the Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education (2012) also published by Springer. He was the sole Editor of the Handbook on Mathematics Education, published by Routledge (2003).

Keynote Speaker 3: Value our future
Ken Markwell
Ken is the Indigenous Sector Practice Director for EY.

Ken is a Mununjhali man. His people are from the Beaudesert region in Southeast Queensland. He also has cultural responsibilities for neighbouring Wangerriburra country.

Ken is co-leading EY’s Indigenous Sector Practice, which delivers professional solutions tailored for Indigenous clients and their stakeholders. He has over two decades of delivering outcomes with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. As a result Ken has extensive Indigenous networks across the country.

Prior to joining EY he established and led Indigenous Business Australia’s Traditional Owner and Sustainability Unit. He was Director of Markwell Consulting – a successful Aboriginal owned and operated business specialising in the facilitation of outcomes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, government, business and community. Ken has held senior roles in Commonwealth and State Government agencies and within Indigenous organisations.

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