“Lifetime Achievement Award in International Development Education.” From Seoul National University. Awarded February 2018.
“Meritorious Service Award.” From Seoul National University. Awarded February 2018.
"Senior Scholars Mentoring Session, 59th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Washington, D.C., 11 March 2015.
"Keynote Speaker, “The Value of Knowledge,” Collaboratively Transforming Teacher Preparation through Global Partnerships Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 31 July 2015.
"Equity's New Value," International Youth Workshop. Seoul. 29 November 2014.
Keynote Speaker "Common Knowledge: The New Social Good," Knowledge Management 2014 Russia. 26- 27 November 2014.
Keynote Speaker "Women’s Leadership in the Knowledge Economy," 2014 Women's HR Forum; Ehwa University, Seoul. 24 May 2014.
SNU Global Professor Liaison, Office of International Affairs, 2011- June 2014.
Keynote Speaker "Role of Women in International Leadership," International Women's Day Korea. 7 March 2014.
TED talk "Capturing Local Community Value Using Global Learning." Advanced Institute for Convergence Technology. Seoul National University. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BojCTcSTBh8 December 2013.
"Creating a Safe Environment For Learning," Catholic University of Korea, Proceeding of "Workshop for Foreign Faculty. Catholic University of Korea. 21 November 2013.
"Using Students' Voice to increase learning in an English mediated classroom." Catholic University of Korea, Proceeding of "Workshop for Foreign Faculty. Catholic University of Korea. 22 November 2013.
“High Production Scholar.” From Best-Korea 21” program, Ministry of Education, College of Education. 2013.
Keynote Speaker "The Shift of Knowledge from Stock to Flow to Network," 4th Annual Conference on Knowledge Management Russia. Moscow. 27-28 November 2013.
"The Role of Learning and Equality in Emerging Economic Theory," Emerging Issues in International Development Education," University of Cape Town. 29 October 2013.
Keynote Speaker "Does Knowledge Economics Address Learning Challenges Problems in Poor Countries?" International Conference on Knowledge Economics, Cape Town, South Africa 27-30 October 2013.
"Global Knowledge Alliance: A learning Strategy for a Globally-linked, Locally Sustainable World," University of Kwazulu Natal. 31 October 2013.
Keynote Speaker "New Growth Theory and International Development," Principles of International Development Conference, Keimyung Adams College. 4 April 2013.
"Economic Gains to Women’s Empowerment, "Seoul Foundation of Women and Family. 14 May 2012.
Keynote Speaker "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Future," The International Women's Day Korea. 8 March 2012.
Keynote Speaker "Rethinking Development Theory and Practice" Encuentro 2012, Hannam University, Daejeon. 16 November 2012.
Keynote Speaker. International Conference on Knowledge Economics. East London, South Africa. 24-28 October 2011.
Outstanding Research Professor Award. Brain Korea 21, Department of Education. March 2011.
"Korea's Role in Overseas Development Assistance." Radio Interview. Education Broadcasting System. 13 January 2011.
Heart to Heart, Arirang TV Interview: “Professor at SNU, Department of Education, Lynn Ilon.” Seoul, Korea. November 29, 2010.
"Multicultural Education in Globalization," Global Education Development and Cooperation Conference, Educators Without Borders, 24 October 2010.
Radio Interview: “Korea's Role as a Donor.” Transportation Broadcasting Station. Seoul, Korea. April 19, 2010.
“Engineering as a Cross-Cultural Learning System.” University of Washington, the United States. April 1, 2010.
"How a globalized world has placed an emphasis on innovation, creativity and human goals in science." Global Leadership Workshop for the Gifted in Science. Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC). November 20, 2009.
"Knowledge Society and Innovation Education." College of Education, Kyungnam University. Masan, Korea. November, 7, 2009.
"Teaching College When Learning Counts". Office of International Affairs, Korea Nazarene University. August, 27, 2009.
"Leadership for Globalizing Education." Kyungnam University. Masan, Korea. July 17, 2009.
Lessons in Educational Development in Africa 1990-2007. Educators Without Borders Global Academy. Korea UNESCO Peace Center. Incheon, Korea. June 24-25, 2009.
"Building International Collaborative Networks." BK21 Science & Environment Studies. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. June 17, 2009.
"The Economics of Leaning Society and Lifelong Learning." Kyungnam University. Masan, Korea. April 11, 2009.
"Asking the Right Questions in Research." BK21 Education. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. March 27, 2009.
"Educational Development in Africa." Global Educational Development Cooperation Conference. Educators Without Borders. Seoul, Korea. March 27, 2009.
Keynote Speaker: “Impact, Cost and Benefits of Addressing HIV in the Workplace.” International Conference on Donors and NGOs role in addressing HIV and AIDS in the workplace. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. January 23-24, 2008.
"HIV Programs in Workplace Save Money." New York Times (carried on Reuters New Service). November 13, 2007. Review of research headed by Lynn Ilon in Zambia.
Radio Interview, Radio Phoenix. Lusaka, Zambia. Interviewed about the viability of HIV and AIDS Workplace Programmes in Zambia. September 21, 2007.
FIU Press Announcement. FIU Researchers Find Class Size Reduction Not Cost Effective," April 19, 2005.Press release on research conduct with Anthony Normore.
Editor, Comparative and International Education Society Newsletter, 2004-2005.
COE Annual Research Conference." Roundtable for Dean's Grant Winners," April 2005.
Comparative and International Education Society. Presidential Invited Panel. "Beyond Dichotomies: Globalization vs. Localization." Palo Alto. March 2005
COE Annual Research Conference." Ethical Issues in Conducting Urban and International Research,” April 2004.
Caribbean Regional Consultation, Hilton Miami Hotel, February 2004.
“Economics of Education and Economic Development” (invited panel). Comparative and International Education Society. New Orleans, March 2003.
Lecture in Dr. Alfonso (Economics) class on Women and Development.4 November 2003.
Keynote Speaker: "Redesigning Teacher Education for the Third Millennium," United Arab Emirates University International Conference. Dubai, October 21st- 23rd, 2003.
American Association of University Women. Invited speaker for New York State Conference. “University and Social Costs of Poor Institutional Procedures for Investigating Complaints.” April 2002, Tampa, Florida.
U.S. Department of State. Academic Review Panelist 2001 Education Partnerships Program. Washington, D.C.13 March, 2002.
Keynote Speaker: “Concentric Circles of Victims in an Institutional Cover-up.” American Association of University Women. Florida State Conference. 6 April 2002, Tampa, Florida.
Comparative and International Education Society. Speaker in the Symposium: The Quest for Sustainable and Accessible Futures: Local Knowledge Context of Education Reform and Civil Society Transformations. Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Orlando, Florida. March 2002.
Invited author: Inaugural Issue: Asia Pacific Education Review. 2001.
Fulbright Economics Program, Vietnam. Invited speaker. "The Emerging Knowledge Economy." March 2001.
Invited author: Millennium Commemorative Issue on Educational Futures: Compare. June 2000.
Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "The World Bank and Knowledge." Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Antonio, Texas. March 2000.
Seoul National University Invited lecture for the International Conference on Education Research, November 9-10, 2000, Seoul, Korea.
Center for Continuing Professional Education. "Understanding the Global Economy and its Effects on Public Education." April 2000.
Invited author: Inaugural Issue: World Studies in Education. September, 1999.
School of Management, University of Lancaster, UK. Lecture on the impact of the emerging knowledge economy on life-long learning. Nov 1999.
Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Conversations with Journal Editors, Academics and Young Scholars." Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Toronto, Canada; April 1999.
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, "The Global Economy and the Future of Education." February 1999.
Reviewer. Academy for Education Development. Reviewed project proposal for Education Finance Study in Uzbekistan. November 1998.
Buffalo State College, "The Technology Explosion and the Emerging Knowledge Economy." Buffalo, New York. November, 1998.
Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Community Schools: National Institutions/Local Programs." Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Buffalo, NY; March 1998.
Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Are NGOs Overrated Critical Reflection on the Expansion and Institutionalization of NGOs." Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Buffalo, NY; March 1998.
Comparative and International Education Society. Designed, programmed and edited database to run the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Buffalo, NY; March 1998.
Oxford Conference on "Education and Geopolitical Change." Organized (jointly with Dr. Rosemary Preston) symposium on "Education and Stability." September 1997.
Council for Education in the Commonwealth, "The Economics of Learning and Knowledge Acquisition in a Global Economy." Oxford, UK; September 1997.
Buffalo State College, "Higher Education Competitiveness in a Global Economy." Invited Speaker. Buffalo, New York. 11/8/97
U.S. Japan Foundation, "Rethinking the U.S. Japan Educational Exchange." Presented findings on U.S. demand for language training as a result of expanding globalization of business. New York, NY. June 1996.
Harvard Institute for International Development/ Malaysian Educational Finance. Talk and advice on educational planning with educational finance analysis. May 1996
Laotian Human Resource Delegation/ Academy for Education Development. Talk on global economy links to human resource planning and development. May 1996.
American International Education Association, Texas. Talk on the globalization of professional education in U.S. universities. Part of a panel that represented various professional schools. April 1996.
"Kaleidoscope" Newsmagazine. Interviewed (20 February 1996). Presented economic perspective on new rural development program, Cairo. U.S. Agency for International Development Egypt /Creative Associates
Analyzed credit scheme for rural economic development project. Suggested interest rates and projected credit demand. Part of US$75 million grant to support local rural development effort known as "SHROUK." January 1996.
U.S. Agency for International Development; Washington, D.C. Talk on educational restructuring and needs resulting from a global economy. Part of the "Human Capacity Development Seminar" held for 50 US AID executives and administrators. August 1995.
"Kaleidoscope" Newsmagazine. Interviewed. Interviewed on ongoing work on the global economy and education. 3 June 1995.
Academy for Educational Development. Conducted eleven weekly seminars in Washington, D.C. on applications of the global economy to educational markets. Washington, D.C.: February-April 1995.
Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Gender Issues in International Agencies," Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Diego, CA; 18-22 March 1994.
Keynote Speaker: "Globalization and Higher Education in the Dominican Republic." FUNDAPEC, Dominican Republic. April 1994.
World Bank; Africa 6 Division. Washington, D.C. Presented policy options and scenarios for Malawi - Standard One through Higher Education. September 1994.
Comparative and International Education Society. Panel Session on "Structural Adjustment" Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Diego, CA; March 1994.
Harvard Institute for International Development. Taught in Educational Policy Analysis and Planning Workshop. Lectured on using existing databases to design and implement policy research and on current thinking in economics of education. July 1993.
World Bank; Economic Development Institute. Washington, D.C. Conceptual and practical issues of costing tests and implementing testing reforms in Less Developed Countries. November 1992.
Educational Testing Service. Princeton, NJ. Workshop on international testing. Topic was on methods of costing tests in developing countries. July 1992.
Harvard Institute for International Development. Cambridge. Trends in privatization of education. Summer Educational Policy and Planning Institute. July 1992.
"The Crisis (Collapse) of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa" (with Elizabeth Leu). Graduate School of Education (SUNY Buffalo) Newsletter. January 1991
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. Cost analysis framework for testing in Third World settings. Workshop designed to present testing issues and frameworks to the World Bank. November 1991.
Hawaii 2000 Seminars, Honolulu, Hawaii. Conducted seminars on Micronesian culture and culture change problems for seminar members traveling through Micronesia. 1977-1979.
Suomi College, Hancock Michigan. Led seminar on acculturation problems for a conference on Micronesian College Student Problems. April 1976.