Keynote Speakers

Jenny Luca

Jenny Luca is Head of Information Services at Toorak College in Mt. Eliza. She writes a blog called ‘Lucacept - intercepting the Web’ and has presented at conferences in Australia and internationally. She assisted Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum Beach in the formation of an international cohort of Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) involving schools from Victoria, NSW, Queensland and the United States. She was a member of a Reference Group informing the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) on the formation of the Digital Education Research Network (DERN).

2008 the World Teachers Every Day competition run by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
2009 Awarded the John Ward Award for outstanding Teacher-Librarian in Victoria from the School Library Association of Victoria.
2010 Awarded the Australian Council of Computers in Education Australasian Educational Media Award.

You can follow Jenny on Twitter: jennyluca

jeffutecht_profile.jpgJeff Utecht

Jeff Utecht is an international educator, educational technology consultant, and author. Over the past 9 years, Jeff has been teaching at International Schools in the Middle East and Asia. From camels and cell phones in the deserts of the Saudi Arabia, to the 21st Century city of Shanghai, Jeff’s travels have allowed him to experience technology and globalization through the lens of education. Currently working as the High School Technology and Learning Coordinator for the International School Bangkok, Jeff’s daily interactions with students and teachers keeps him grounded on what is happening in classrooms today and who the students are within those classrooms. Based on his own experiences of using the web to connect with educators around the world, Jeff recently published his first book Reach in which he talks about how educators can create online communities and networks to foster their own professional development. Jeff also has consulted with Web 2.0 companies, educational organizations, and helped to develop an online Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy ( program with SUNY- Buffalo State. Jeff’s passion for education, learning, and travel give him a unique voice in the conversation of education. To learn more about Jeff visit his website at


2000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Leadership Program

2010 Apple Distinguished Educator

2010 TedxKrungthep - Video

You can follow Jeff on Twitter: jutecht

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