Keynote Speakers


21 - 22 June, Singapore

GELC2021 calls for deeper thinking on how we can embrace and ensure that LEARNERS OF diverse needs flourish in our system.


Thinkers and influencers in the field and beyond will share their insights on how we can face a new season in educational leadership where schools rise up to embrace diverse learners!


Minister Chan Chun Sing

Minister for Education

Ministry of Education


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Daniel Fung

Chief Executive Officer

Institute of Mental Health


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Tracy L Cross

Executive Director

Center for Gifted Education

College of William & Mary

United States

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Jonathan Mooney

Author and Activist

United States

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Lucy Toh

Divisional Director

Special Educational Needs Division

Ministry of Education


Coming Soon
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PS Lai Chung Han

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education


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Mariam Aljunied

Principal Educational Psychologist

Special Educational Needs Division

Ministry of Education



Simon Leow


The Happines Initiative


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Ho Yew Kee

Associate Provost (SkillsFuture) & Cluster Director, Design and Specialized Businesses

Singapore Institute of Technology



  • Wonderful Perspectives of Global Issues

  • Inspirational Refreshing Perspectives

  • Good Spread of Local and Overseas Speakers

  • Insightful and Inspirational

  • Very Relevant and Authentic

  • Excellent choice of speakers- thanks for organising!

  • Thank you for this conference. It is definitely a rich and meaningful 2 days of learning

  • It was a good time for reflection and really makes me think further about what innovation is about

  • This is my second time at GELC and I like it that the line-up of keynote speakers continues to include local speakers from varied backgrounds

  • Every speaker has shared some thought-provoking ideas (and wisdom) based on their experience or area of their expertise. Good to get out of school and hear different perspectives

  • I have learnt a lot from their sharing. They have definitely inspired me to relook at the way I do things back in school

  • Many interesting ideas presented and very engaging

  • The Speakers brought new perspectives on the softer aspects of school leadership and making innovation a way of life and thinking

  • Great that the Conference had a diverse range of speakers from different backgrounds and rich perspectives on innovation from different angles

  • Congratulations to the organising team! I learned many good points from the speakers, and I enjoyed my time at the Conference. It has been an excellent time to reflect, rethink and dream again