Invited Speakers

Susanto Saman, S.S., M.Hum., M.A., Ph.D. (Universitas Bandar Lampung, Indonesia)

Susanto Saman is an Assistant Professor of English Education Department, Bandar Lampung University, Indonesia. He received his Ph.D in Linguistics and Phonetics from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU),Hyderabad, India . M.A in English Literature, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), India, also M.A in English Applied Linguistics, Universitas Negeri Medan (UNIMED), Indonesia and his  B.A in English, Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara(UISU)Medan, Indonesia.  Currently, he is serving as Head Centre for Studies in Linguistics, Bandar Lampung University, Indonesia. Address: Centre for Studies in Linguistics .Universitas Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. Website Email:

Awards and fellowship : Ambassador Awards for Excellence by the Indonesian Embassy, New Delhi (2011), Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship for Post Graduate Program in India (2005-2007, 2008-2014), Postdoctoral research fellowship, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 2015-2017), Fullbright Senior Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (2018).

Prof. Dr Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

Prof. Dr Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya  is a Professor at Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.. He is also the Director at Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, He received his PhD in Multimedia in Education from University of Leeds, United Kingdom,  Masters in Education ( ICT  in Education from University of Manchester.



Prof. Dr. Ardipal,M.Pd (Universitas Negeri Padang,Indonesia)

Prof. Dr. Ardipal,M.Pd is a Professor in Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia. He received his PhD from Universitas Negeri Padang. He was the former vice rector  III of Universitas Negeri Padang.  was the Dean of Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (2010-2011) and the Dean of the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (2011-2013). Now he is the Director of University-Community Transformation Centre. His research interests lie in leadership,curriculum and pedagogical development,  inventive  thinking,  experiential  learning,  technical-vocational education  (curriculum  and comparative  study),  gender  studies,indigenous  learning  of minority  groups (special  needs  students and Orang  Asli)  and  multi-cultural  human resources development.


Dr.Novia Juita M.Hum. (Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia)

Dr Novia Juita is  a lecturer in  Indonesian Department of FBS UNP. She teaches various subjects, such as,  Introduction to Linguistics, Morphology and Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, and Psycholinguistics, She gotten her Bachelor degree from IKIP Padang (1983), Master degree from Padjajaran University (1994), and Doctoral Degree from Padjajaran University (2007). She previously served as chairperson of the Indonesian Literature study program, FBS, Universitas Negeri Padang and was the Secretary of the Quality Assurance Group at FBS UNP.

Her research interest is in Politeness, Language and Power, and language learning, such as, Prototip Karakter Generasi Muda Ideal dalam Kaba: Kajian Kearifan Lokal Etnis Minangkabau; Kearifan Lokal dalam Sastra Lisan Kepercayaan Rakyat Ungkapan larangan Masyarakat Minangkabau Wilayah Adat Luhak Nan Tigo; Penerapan Metode Peta Konsep dalam Meningkatkan Hasil Belajar Bahasa Indonesia di SMP dan SMA Sumatera Barat.


Dr. Aini Haji Kairim  (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei )*