(Preliminary Schedule as of March 12, 2018)
Monday June 25, 2018
9:00 – 10:00 AM Plenary Keynote I : Welcome & Opening Ceremony  
  Moderator: Dr. Kai Schmidt-Eisenlohr
CEO, Baden-Wuerttemberg International
Co-Host of the IRS
  Speakers: Theresia Bauer
Minister of Science Research and the Arts
    Wilfried Porth
Member of the Board of Management, Daimler AG
Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations, Mercedes-Benz VANS
    Prof. Arnold van Zyl
DHBW President
Co-Host of the IRS
1:30 – 2:30 PM Plenary Panel II: “Insights to Developing a Research Career”  
  Moderator: Dr. Karsten Zegwaard
Director, Cooperative Education Unit
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Waikato University, New Zealand

Mr. Craig Cameron
Senior Lecturer
Griffith University, Australa

    Ms. Sonia Ferns (PhD Candidate)
Senior Curriculum Advisor
Curtin Learning and Teaching
Curtin University, Australia
    Dr. Jenny Fleming
Academic Manager, Senior Lecturer
Sports & Recreation
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Ms. Judene Pretti (PhD Candidate)
Director of the Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE)
University of Waterloo, Canada
Tuesday June 26, 2018
9:30 – 10:30 AM Plenary III  
    “Global Vocational Training – Dual Studies Around the World”

Mr. Markus Bell
Global Head of Vocational Training
Wednesday June 27, 2018
9:15 – 10:30 AM Plenary Panel IV: “Decolonization of Work Integrated Learning”  
  Moderator: Dr. Norah McRae
Executive Director, Co-Operative Education Program & Career Services
Director, Office of Community & University Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership
University of Victoria, Canada
  Panelists: Dr. Christine Bilsland
Lecturer, Professional and Community Engagement (PACE)
Faculty of Business and Economics
Macquarie University, Australia
    Ms. Lalita Kines
Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement
University of Victoria, Canada
    Mr. Carva Pop
Acting Director: Centre for Community
Engagement and Work-Integrated Learning
Manager: Co-operative Education Unit
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
    Dr. Fredrik Sunnemark
Associate Professor, History of Ideas
Senior Lecturer, International Programme for Politics and Economy
University West, Sweden
    Dr. Franziska Trede
Associate Professor
Institute for Interactive Media & Learning
University of Technology, Sydney Australia