Invited Speakers



Marion Hopfgartner

Speaker, Educationalist, and Writer on educational & the TLI-Paedagogics, Vienna, Austria


Marion Hopfgartner is a Speaker, Author, Education and Life Transformer and Entrepreneur.

Her business career started at the age of 19, after her degree as an educator and preschool teacher - when she led a Day-Care-Institution. Very soon, she moved up the career in Personnel Management working in a social Non-for-Profit Association that had 1400 employees. This was possible by having a fantastic Mentor on her side, who guided her step by step.

Already at the age of 22, she was a Board Member of a Non-for-Profit LLC. As one of the Board Members - she focused on Personnel Management and on Social Projects. At that time, she also started her career as an Adult-Trainer and Speaker – working together with a local Institution in holistic health care.

At the age of 30 – she left these businesses behind and started to work internationally. This Mentor invited her to build up an International Network of Organizations in the field of Alternative Health Care and Training. Together with a team, they developed the training material, training schedules organizational structure, standardizing procedures, they set up operating Boards and trained more than 350 Instructors internationally. For more than 7 years she worked hand in hand to grow these international organizations.

As her Personal Assistant - Marion Hopfgartner also learned all basic needs to establish not only a small business but an International Network of Organizations. Since her Coach died in March 2016 and the different Boards took over the leading function of the individual organizations - she now focuses back on growing her own Companies. In a speed time of 4 months, she got them set for International Work and grew an incredibly successful team.

While working in this network of organizations - she constantly received requests to mentor educational institutions. As consultant and coach, she upgraded many in different areas, restructured their way of operation, but also started to implement modern education in some of these institutions. While she was heavily focused on working with her Coach – she still also established many successes in this area.

Now, together with her team in her Educational Consultancy focus more and more on consulting educational institutions and small businesses all over the world. They also focus on creating meaningful new ways of Training, Teaching and Modern Education.

Her new Companies focus on:

Upgrade Education (for children and adult learning)

Upgrade Business Performance (for new-starters, young entrepreneur and those who want to move their business to the next level of success)

Upgrade your Level of Health

Website of Marion Hopfgartner

Links to online video or audio featuring Marion Hopfgartner




Dr. Suresh Frederick

Dean, Head and Associate Professor of English

Bishop Heber College

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Topic - Ecocriticism: Paradigms and Praxis

DR. SURESH FREDERICK, Associate Professor and UG Head in the Department of English, Bishop Heber College, Trichy, India, has 27 years of teaching experience at the college level. He is the Dean for IQAC. He has presented 79 papers in International and National conferences, published 89 articles in reputed books and journals and edited 9 books. He holds a PhD in English from Bharathidasan University, India. He is the Vice-President of OSLE (Organization for Study of Literature and Environment), a Life Member of IASA (Indian Association for the Study of Australia), a Fellow of Eco-Ethics International Union (EEIU), a Member of The Andrew Marvell Society, a member of Asia TEFL and an Associate Member of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. He has visited many foreign countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Ireland. He has been awarded Editor’s Choice Award for his Critical Writing by The Home of Letters (India) in 2010, Best Researcher award for Literature by Bishop Heber College in 2015 and Lifetime Achievement Award for producing more than 25 PhDs. The areas of his specialization are Ecocriticism, Mass Communication, ELT, Australian Literature, American Literature and British Drama.


List of GRDS International Conference - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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The conference committee will be announcing the final list of Key-notes and Plenary Speakers in the conference schedule, which will release 7-10 days prior to the conference. GRDS International Conferences are witnessed by well-known and eminent speakers. Following are few of such names.


Dr Alyson McGee, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, Massey University, New Zealand

Dr. N. K. Rathee, Acting Director, Education Graduate Programs,Associate Professor,Delaware State University, USA

Dr. Chen Wenli, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Dr. Kumar Laxman, University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, New Zealand

Dr. Mustafa Gunduz, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Navid Mollaee, International Keynote Speaker, University Lecturer, Management Consultant, Tehran, Iran

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Gunputh, University of Mauritius, Mauritius

Dr. Kaviraj Sukon, Director-General Open University of Mauritius

Apapan Ruengkul, International Language program, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Shehu Aliyu Rimintsiwa, Department of English, School of Languages, Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Nigeria

Puneet Sharma, Registrar and Dean Academics, Rajdhani Engineering College, India

Dr. Syriac Nellikunnel Devasia, Linton University College, Malaysia

Dahlia Romero Domingo, New Era University, Philippines

Dr. Muhammad Nasir Khan, Department of Education, University of Vienna,Vienna (Austria)

Nabhit Kapur, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Psychometric Analyst, Chairman, Peacful Mind Foundation

Saman Khaksefidi, Higher Educational Complex of Saravan, Iran