Philip Baker

Philip Baker ICIE Conference

Professor Philip Baker is Executive Director/Instructor with the University of Winnipeg’s “ACCESS” Education Program. Previously, he served as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, resource teacher, principal, school psychologist, enrichment consultant, and coordinator of special services in the public schools. Phil is known for connecting his program to schools and agencies in meaningful ways and for making ACCESS a place of “second chances” for disadvantaged individuals. Phil has presented at many international conferences and authored or co-authored several articles, chapters, and books in the areas of creativity, gifted education, and at-risk children and youth (including Lost Prizes: Talent Development and Problem Solving with At-Risk Studentsand Challenge: Sourcebook for Gifted Education). He is a recipient of UW’s Marsha Hanen Award for Excellence in Creating Community Awareness and ICIE’s Program Development Award.

Melissa Harder is an Early/Middle Years teacher, wife and mother, and an advocate for newcomer and refugee students as they enter the Canadian school system. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s ACCESS program, she received the 2016 Chancellor’s Gold Medal, the Gold Medal in History, and recognition as the Faculty of Education’s Valedictorian. Melissa teaches with creativity to meet the diverse needs in her classroom and seeks professional learning experiences as a way of maintaining a growth mindset that she can model for her students.  

Lisa Neufeld is an Educator and Restitution Facilitator in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg’s ACCESS Program in 2013 with three Gold Medals (in History, Arts, and Education). Lisa currently works with early years students, teachers, and parents. Having overcome some incredible life challenges over the years, she has grown into a polished writer and speaker who focuses on wellness, resilience, transformation, and uncovering and understanding the gifts possessed by at-risk students.


Welcome to the 16th ICIE conference on:

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Welcome to the 16th ICIE conference 2018 on:

Excellence, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology

Latest Development in Research & Practices

Paris - France (July 3-6, 2018)

Todd Lubart, Ph.D.                                                                                    Franck Zenasni, Ph.D.

Honorary Chair                                                                                            Conference Chair

Sandra K. Linke,Ph.D.                                                                                Bahaa Zoubi, Ph.D.

ICIE Director, Co-Chair                                                                                 ACIE Director, Co-Chair

Welcome to the ICIE International Conference

The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) is committed to the development of all learners as productive world citizens and leaders for the future. This International Conference will provide a conference programme with the highest calibre of: Nobel Prize winners, keynote speakers, invited speakers, and a large number of scholars and presenters alongside a selection of exhibitors. The ICIE conferences are milestones in the journey towards leadership, creativity and innovation in basic-higher education and psychology.

Conference Aims and Objectives:
Encourage volunteer spirit; Promote excellence and sustain quality; Connecting Communities; Strive for improvement; Evolve responsibly; Meet community expectations of quality; Sustain competitiveness and viability; and Balance innovation with core essentials.

This conference provides you with the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the latest developments in education & psychology in general, and innovation in education in particular;
  • Examine the need for sustainable educational systems;
  • Integrate the latest technology into the education system;
  • Debate the future of education & psychology: What are the challenges ahead?
  • Learn from innovative case studies where educational institutions have taken the initiative;
  • Engage in a series of seminars designed to debate the theory and practice of real improvement in education & psychology; and
  • Participate in pre-conference workshops designed to develop participants' competencies.

Conference Categories:
  • Excellence in Education: Basic & Higher Education;
  • Gifted Education;
  • Creativity & Innovation;
  • Educational Technology;
  • Psychology, including all branches (e.g., applied psychology; cognitive psychology; organizational psychology; developmental psychology; experimental psychology; clinical psychology; educational psychology; cross-cultural psychology; positive psychology; social psychology; comparative psychology);
  • Innovative Learning Environment: standards and curricula, tasks and materials, and communication;
  • Instructors and Teacher: competencies, innovative teaching methods, and staff development;
  • Learner: competencies, individual differences, intervention and development;
  • Programme Development: Examples, planning models and components, implementation and evaluation;
  • Global Education for Peace;
  • Organizational & Social Issues in Education;
  • Integrated Services: guidance and counselling, community services, parenting and caring; and mentorship; and
  • Future Trends: Globalisation and networking, civic education, ethical issues; and building creative climates.

We encourage anyone with an interest in: innovation in education, excellence in education, and gifted education to attend this conference. The participants will include: university academics, psychologists, education policy advisers and managers, business and industry leaders, gifted and talented program coordinators, school heads, graduate students, parents and caretakers.

Registration Fees for International Participants:

  • Early Registration Fees:             €350 (May 25, 2018).
  • Late Registration Fees:              €400 (June 30, 2018).
  • Onsite Registration:                   €450.
  • Conference Workshops:             (Included in the registration fee)

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us: