April 30, 2019 (Day 1)
Cindy Penney

Head of Student Services & SENCO

Dubai College

Dalia Hesham

Director of Curriculum and Inclusion Champion

Ignite School

Dr Zeenath Reza Khan

Assistant Professor | Academic Integrity Officer | Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

University of Wollongong

Dr. Mourad Mansour

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management in the Department of Management and Marketing

King Fahd University

Emma Dibden

Inclusion Champion


Gráinne Boyle

Director of Psychology

Insights Psychology

Hannah Docherty

SEND Specialist Teacher

Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Harshan Nalaka

Head of SENDo Inclusion Team GEMS Founders School

Juliet Coley Irwin

Assistant Head Teacher

The School of Research Science

Kate McMillan

Head of Inclusion Aldar Academies

Louise Dawson

Head of Inclusion

Kings’ School Al Barsha

Melissa Skiles

Head of Inclusion

Dubai British School Jumeirah Park

Moustafa Mahmoud

Head of Special Education & Inclusion

Al Ittihad Private Schools

Naveed Iqbal

Principal International School of Creative Science – Nad Al Sheba

Pallavi Mallick

Head of Inclusion

Next Generation School

Rachel Smith-Green

Director of Teaching and Learning

The Arbor School

sheena wilson

Director of the Wilson Centre for Child Development

Wilson Centre

Siobhan Brady

Head of Inclusion

GEMS Founders School

Veronica Griffin


Ignite School


May 1st, 2019 (Day 2)
Andrew Turner

Head of Education Technology

Aldar Academies

Ashley Creedon

Teaching and Learning Specialist, Psychology Teacher

The School of Research Science

Ciarán Kelly

Head of Computing

Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches, Dubai

Dr. Monica Gallant

Associate Professor

SP Jain School of Global Management

Eloise Morgan

Assistant Head Teacher

The School of Research Science Gill Key, GCSE POD

Evo Hannan

Spark Tank Coordinator

Dwight School Dubai

Ian Jones

Vice President

GEMS Education

Ian McNiff

Schools Director

Athena Education

Jeremy Williams

Head of School and Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship Co-Founder

Manor Hall International School Al Ain

Jessica Scanlan

Science Chair

Ignite school

Julian Williams


Principal Springdales School Dubai

Jumana Salem

Head of Business Development


Kausor Amin-Ali


Al Salam School

Kylie Cleworth

Head of Primary

The Aquila School

Mark Steed


Jumeirah English Speaking School Dubai

Neil Owen

Design and Technology Teacher

Rashid School for Boys

Noel Tuohy

Head of Year 5 and Class Teacher

Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches, Dubai

Siroun Shamigian

Chief Executive Officer


Steve Bambury

Head of Digital Learning & Innovation

JESS Dubai

Thomas McIntyre

Head of Secondary

The School of Research Science

Wayne Howsen


The Aquila School