Find out more about the speakers at the first ever IB European Education Festival.

Conrad HughesDr Conrad Hughes

Conrad Hughes (MA, PhD, EdD) is Campus and Secondary Principal at the International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière, the oldest international school in the world. He has been School Principal, Director of Education, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator and teacher in schools in Switzerland, France, India and the Netherlands. He teaches philosophy. Conrad holds two doctorates: a PhD in English literature (2008, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and a doctorate in education (EdD) (2018, Durham University, UK).

He is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed, high impact journals and led the publication of Guiding Principles for Learning in the 21st Century with UNESCO. Conrad’s most recent books are Understanding Prejudice and Education: The Challenge for Future Generations (2017, Routledge) and Educating for the 21st Century: Seven Global Challenges (Brill/Sense).


Nenad BakicNenad Bakic

Nenad is a Croatian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is a mathematician with careers in science, digital media, finance and human resources, and a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits.

Nenad is currently focused on transforming education by introducing STEM activities and programmes in Croatia.

He is also a special advisor to the President of Croatia for digital transformation and STEM.