Keynote speaker

Johnson Lam is a community builder who founded KakiDIY. Focuses on DIY education mainly on life-skills and STE(A)M; inspiring makers to be solving problems using resources around us. All these starts from the grass-root of education, up-cycling and recycling old stuff into something artistic and useful.
Johnson via KakiDIY also inspired and incubated new Makers into enterprising mindset and eventually building their own company selling their products and services internationally. KakiDIY also scouts for talented makers and collaborate them into building solutions for the industry in Malaysia and around neighboring countries. (Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)
Along with educating the community, Johnson also spreads the DIY and Maker movement via other channels such as online, social media, TV and other printed medias.
His works can be found by googling “Johnson Lam KakiDIY”  
Bill Atweh is an educational consultant with over than 30 years of academic positions at the Queensland University of Technology and Curtin University of Technology in Australia and more recently as visiting scholar at the Philippines Normal University and De La Salle University in the Philippines. Bill’s main interest in teaching and research is in the overall area of sociocultural aspects of education including the effects of gender and socioeconomic backgrounds of students’ participation and achievement in education. He has developed special interest in the use of action research as a professional development of teachers. He has conducted research on the role of internationalisation and globalisations and issues of social justice and ethics in international collaborations.
Chris Eames is Associate Professor in Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Currently, he is director of Postgraduate Research and Programmes, School of Education and director of the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre, University of Waikato, New Zealand. His interesting research included STEM education, science, technology, environmental and mathematics education, and Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK).
Dr. Pornpun Waitayangkoon (Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc.) is currently the Director Designate of the SEAMEO Center for STEM Education (SEAMEO STEM-ED) which is the newly established Center based in Bangkok, Thailand. The SEAMEO STEM-ED Center aims to develop, maintain and continuously strengthen capacities in STEM education, serving as regional knowledge repository and creator through high quality research in STEM education, both in Thailand and within the SEAMEO region in a way that provides evidence of good practices, experiments and demonstrates pragmatic approaches, and guides effective policy formulation and capacity building of policy makers, professionals and practitioners. She had been working with the National Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) for 40 years involved with SMT education at all school grade levels. Her past experiences during 2011-2019 as the President of IPST, within the Institute’s missions, targeted at students, teachers, parents, and education personnel. The main tasks included the development of revised versions of SMT curriculum standards and new text materials, the integration of STEM education to the core curriculum to build capacity of learners for future quality workforce, the participation of OECD PISA study to inform policy makers to improve basic literacy of the students in reading, science and mathematics, the improvement of teachers’ teaching strategies using STEM education approaches, and the promotion of high potential students in science and mathematics to be on stages of international competitions. Partnerships and networking with local and international universities, institutions, and private agencies were the keys to the accomplishments.
Kuen-Yi Lin is a Professor and Head in the Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development at National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. He teaches courses in “Studies in Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education”, “Special Topics on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education”, “Introduction to Technology Education”, and “Instructional Strategies of Technology Education” to pre-service technology teachers and Industrial Technology students. Kuen-Yi’s primary research interests involve STEM Education, Technology Education, Pre-engineering Education, Teacher Education and Curriculum and Instruction.
Dr. Chokchai YUENYONG is Associate Professor in science education program, Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He also works as vice President of Science Education Association of Thailand (SEAT). And, he also works as secretariat of ASEAN Research Network for STEM Education (ARN-STEM) His interesting research include Student learning in physics, Science teaching based on constructivism, Scientific literacy, Science teacher education, STEM Education, Cultural issues in science education. His current project is about enhancing teacher to develop STEM learning activities in school setting.
Ismail Suardi Wekke earned his doctoral degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with the support of Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program. He received invitation to join Indonesian Young Scholar Network (Mataram, 2013) established through Science Academy of Indonesia. He serves as the Assistant Professor in Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri Sorong, Indonesia. Since 1 February 2019 he is Adjunct Professor in University College of Yayasan Pahang, Malaysia.
Amelia T. Buan is a mathematics education professor and a research and evaluation expert at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines. In 2015, she was chosen as one of the 40 Intel Education Visionaries for her insight, passion, and proven experience as an agent of change in education. She is involved in nationwide STEM initiative in the Philippines being one of the trainers of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute’s Project STAR (Science Teacher Academy for the Regions) training teachers on the effective use of various mathematics teaching approaches e.g. Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving and Lesson Study as a tool for teacher professional development.