Keynotes

Adia Harvey Wingfield (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Professor of Sociology / Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences / Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Adia Harvey Wingfield’s research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. Dr. Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Gender & Society, and American Sociological Review. She is a former President of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and President-elect of the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), the largest regional professional sociological association in the US. In addition to her academic scholarship, Professor Wingfield has written for mainstream outlets including SlateThe AtlanticVox and Harvard Business Review, and is the recipient of the 2018 Public Understanding of Sociology Award from the American Sociological Association. Her most recent book is Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy.

Stephen Billett (Griffith University, Australia)

Professor of Adult and Vocational Education / School of Education and Professional Studies / National Teaching Fellow / Australian Research Council Future Fellow

Stephen Billett’s research centres on vocational learning, workplace learning, and learning for vocational purposes. He has worked for the Australian Research Council and sits on the editorial and advisory boards of several academic journals, including the Journal on Workplace LearningVocations and Learning, and Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training.

Hanne Shapiro (Denmark)

Private Consultant – Digital Economy, Work & Learning

Appointee to European Commission

Hanne Shapiro is a former Director at the Danish Technological Institute with expertise in high-performance working practices in the digital economy, and the implications on the work place as a learning environment. She has undertaken numerous policy reviews and support actions for OECD, UNESCO, and US Aid. She is a frequently invited international speaker, and has undertaken reform work in most parts of the world. She is currently a member of an international research team led by Singapore’s Institute for Adult Learning with focus on future of work and learning. She is also member of the Berkeley research network Earning, Learning and Working in the Digital Economy.