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Don’t miss these bold presenters who speak to the future of learning, the importance of creativity and the heart of resilience. Featured voices are presenting on the main stage and in other session formats.

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Danielle Feinberg
Danielle Feinberg
Pixar Director of Photography for Lighting
Sunday Mainstage Session

Danielle Feinberg, Pixar director of photography for lighting, has worked on 13 of Pixar`s films, directing the lighting for the Academy Award®-winning films “Wall-E,” “Brave” and “Coco.”
Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh
CEO, futurist, author
Sunday Mainstage Session

Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow and author of The Algorithmic Leader, Futuretainment and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change.
Michael Bonner
Michael Bonner
Educator, speaker, author
Wednesday Mainstage Session

Michael Bonner is a second grade teacher who appeared on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" and is the author of Get Up or Give Up.
Mandy Manning
Mandy Manning
2018 National Teacher of the Year
Wednesday Mainstage Session

Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, teaches at the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington.
Sady Paulson
Sady Paulson
Film director, editor, presenter
Wednesday Mainstage Session

Sady Paulson is a film director, editor and presenter with cerebral palsy who uses assistive technology to access the world.
Mark Coppin
Mark Coppin
Assistive technology professional
Wednesday Mainstage Session

Mark Coppin is the owner of Prairie Assistive Technology who presents on special education and assistive technology.
Inspiring stories from passionate people.
Sharif El-Mekki
Sharif El-Mekki
Principal at Mastery Charter Schools
Tuesday Mainstage Session

Sharif El-Mekki is the principal at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus, the founder of The Fellowship – Black Male Educators for Social Justice and the director of The Center for Black Educator Development.
Pedro A. Rivera
Pedro A. Rivera
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education
Sunday Mainstage Session

Pedro Rivera, a White House Champion of Change, has served as Pennsylvania Secretary of Education since 2015.
Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi
Author, media company co-founder
Monday, June 24
Manoush Zomorodi is the author of Bored and Brilliant and co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a woman-led media company.
Cheyenne E. Batista
Cheyenne E. Batista
Founder and CEO of Firefly Worldwide Inc.
Sunday Mainstage Session

Cheyenne E. Batista is the founder and CEO of Firefly Worldwide Inc., a global education consulting firm that supports leaders in the education, nonprofit, government and corporate sectors.
Phil Hansen
Phil Hansen
Artist, speaker, author
Tuesday Mainstage Session

Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator who works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials and interactive experiences.
Sarah Jagels
Sarah Jagels
High school student
Wednesday Mainstage Session

Sarah Jagels is a 2019 high school graduate who, after being diagnosed with anxiety disorder at 13, decided to teach others about the stress-reducing techniques that helped her succeed.
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Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta
ISTE CEO
Tuesday Mainstage Session

Richard Culatta is the CEO of ISTE and previously held roles as chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and classroom teacher.
Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez
Media arts teacher, consultant
Monday, June 24
Michael Hernandez is an award-winning media arts teacher and consultant in Los Angeles whose work focuses on media literacy, digital storytelling and social justice.
Alicia Duell
Alicia Duell
Director of technology and information services
Tuesday Mainstage Session

Alicia Duell is the director of technology and information services at Wheeling CCSD21, a K-8 school district in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Kasey Bell
Kasey Bell
Learning coach, speaker, author
Monday, June 24
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning coach at Shake Up Learning, a speaker, blogger, podcaster and author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic.
Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen
Designer, educator, creativity instigator
Monday, June 24
Michael Cohen is the director of innovation for Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys School and author of Educated by Design.
Ken Shelton
Ken Shelton
Global keynoter, edtech strategist
Sunday, June 23
Ken Shelton is a global keynote specialist and an educational technology strategist for EdTechTeam.
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Rebecca Hare
Rebecca Hare
Teacher, learning space designer
Sunday, June 23
Rebecca Hare is an art and design teacher with Clayton Public Schools in St. Louis, a learning space designer and co-author of the book The Space: A Guide for Educators.