Plenary Speakers

Maria Gindidis

Maria Gindidis

Lecturer, Department of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

George Androulakis

George Androulakis

Professor, Department of Primary Education, and Director, Greek Language and Multilingualism Lab, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Soula Mitakidou

Soula Mitakidou

Professor, Department of Primary Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Eleni Skourtou

Eleni Skourtou

Professor, Department of Primary Education, and Director, Language, Literature and Folks Culture Lab, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece

Alexandra Androusou

Alexandra Androusou

Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Community Representatives

The Nineteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations will feature representatives from refugee camps and various local government authorities.

Moderators:

  • Irena Guidikova, International Cities Network, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
  • Pandelis Kolokas, Deputy Mayor, City of Ioannina, Greece
  • Petros Giannakopoulos, Deputy Mayor of Ancient Olympia
  • Grigoris Alexopoulos, Deputy Prefecturer, Western Greece

Border Crossing Narratives Panel

The Nineteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations will feature academics and experts who will discuss refugee experience through border crossing narratives.

Moderators:

  • Vasiliki Chryssanthopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
  • Giorgos Tsimouris, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

Diversity Panel Members

The Nineteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations will feature a panel of representatives from various universities in Greece who will discuss current challenges of intercultural and refugee education.

Moderators:

  • Julia-Athena Spinthouthakis, University of Patras, Greece
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Diversity in Music

The Nineteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations will feature local artists and students of the University of Patras performing a diverse repertoire or ethnic music.

  • Georgia Parparousi, University of Patras, Greece
  • Ariadni Kouzeli, University of Patras, Greece

2018 Conference Program

The conference program groups together presentations along similar themes to facilitate knowledge sharing and community building, so the first schedule of sessions will be available when we're able to present a complete picture of the conference. In the meantime, you may view a list of all accepted proposals (both confirmed to attend and still pending registration) on our List of Accepted Proposals.