Keynotes & Spotlights

Todd Whitaker

Keynote Speaker, Author of 40 publications in the education field, a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University, and one of the nation's leading authorities on employee motivation and leadership effectiveness. His messages have resonated with over a million professionals around the world.


Spotlight Speaker
Julie Smith

Julie Smith, author of Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leading expert in media literacy. Her highly sought after keynotes and professional development programs help educators, parents, and students alike make sense of the digital world we live in today. With digital media now an integral part of our daily lives, Julie makes a strong case for ensuring media literacy is an integral part of our schools and classrooms. She teaches audiences across the country how to access and utilize Web 2.0 tools, and she supports educators in understanding how to embrace and leverage new concepts such as social media rather than fear them. Her confident, engaging, and down-to-earth style ensures the information she shares is highly accessible to all participants and that people leave her workshops inspired to be a part of this digital revolution.

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Buddy Berry

Keynote Speaker, Superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools in Eminence, Kentucky. Buddy has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently seeing dramatic results. The School on FIRE is founded on Surprise and Delight, Next Generation Skills, Student Agency, and a Mastery Model of College and Career Readiness.