Meet our Keynote Speaker
We're so excited to announce that Maha Bali will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Innovate conference on Wednesday, May 5.
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo where she teaches digital literacies and intercultural learning to undergraduate students. Her passion for open pedagogy and equity for all students is reflected in her work with Equity Unbound, an online platform for equity-focused, intercultural curriculum.
The massive transition to remote education over the past year presented many challenges for teachers and students. As a co-facilitator for Equity Unbound, Maha helps create equity-focused resources for teachers across the globe to build community in their virtual, hybrid or in-person classrooms. These resources guide educators to create stronger and more sustainable connections with their students.
In her keynote address, Maha will discuss her work with Equity Unbound and the importance of building communities to support all students’ learning and wellbeing. She will also share practical tips for how to teach in ways that promote "Intentionally Equitable Hospitality" like how to reach every student, especially those furthest from justice.