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Don't miss these educators, thought leaders and authors with a vision for the future of education. Featured voices will present in a host of session formats.

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Ibram X. Kendi, PH.D.
Ibram X. Kendi, PH.D.
Professor, Boston University
Founding Director, BU Center for Antiracist Research
Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research.
Angela Maiers
Angela Maiers
Founder, Choose2Matter
Angela Maiers is the founder of Choose2Matter and an author.
Dena Simmons, ED. D.
Dena Simmons, ED. D.
Educator. Activist. Lifelong Learner.
Dena Simmons, Ed.D., is the assistant director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and an associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center.
Hamish Brewer
Hamish Brewer
Principal, Fred M. Lynn Middle School
Hamish Brewer is the principal at Fred Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge, Virginia.
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Quentin J. Lee, ED. D.
Quentin J. Lee, ED. D.
Principal, Childersburg High School
Quentin J. Lee, Ed.D., is the principal of Childersburg High School in Alabama.
Nina Jackson
Nina Jackson
International Education Consultant, Author, Speaker
Nina Jackson is an award-winning motivational speaker, education consultant, trainer, author and coach.
Nadeem Nathoo
Nadeem Nathoo
Co-Founder, The Knowledge Society
Nadeem Nathoo is the co-founder of The Knowledge Society and an angel investor.
Gitanjali Rao
Gitanjali Rao
Student inventor
Gitanjali Rao is a 14-year-old student and inventor from STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado.
Bill Bass
Bill Bass
Innovation Coordinator, Parkway School District, Missouri
ISTE Board President
Bill Bass is the innovation coordinator for instructional technology, library media and federal programs in the Parkway School District.
Real educators.
Real inspiration.
Real learning!
Lord Jim Knight
Lord Jim Knight
Chief Education Officer, Tes Global Ltd.
Lord Jim Knight is the chief education and external officer at Tes Global Ltd.
Megan Duvarney Forbes
Megan Duvarney Forbes
History and English Teacher, Arcadia Unified School District
Megan DuVarney Forbes is a historian and middle school teacher in Southern California.
Eric Curts
Eric Curts
Technology Integration Specialist, Stark County Educational Service Center [video]
Eric Curts is the technology integration specialist for the Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium (SPARCC) and the Stark County Educational Service Center in Ohio.
Desiree Alexander
Desiree Alexander
Founder and CEO, Regional Director, Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana [video]
Desiree Alexander, Ed.S., is the regional director of north Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana and the founder and CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC.
Sophia Mendoza
Sophia Mendoza
Director, Instructional Technology Initiative, Los Angeles Unified School District
Sophia Mendoza is an innovative systems-level collaborator with over 20 years of experience as an education leader in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Powerful voices.
Powerful innovation.
Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta
ISTE CEO
Richard Culatta is the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Manuel S. Herrera
Manuel S. Herrera
Innovation Coordinator, Affton School District [video]
Manuel S. Herrera is the innovation coordinator for the Affton School District and an adjunct professor for Webster University, both in St. Louis, Missouri.
Riya Karumanchi
Riya Karumanchi
Student, Founder and CEO, SmartCane
Riya Karumanchi is a 16-year-old student and entrepreneur from Toronto, Ontario.
Nicholas Provenzano
Nicholas Provenzano
Makerspace Director and Technology Coordinator [video]
Nicholas Provenzano is the technology coordinator and makerspace director at University Liggett School in Michigan, and an author, makerspace builder, international keynote speaker and consultant.
Suzie Boss
Suzie Boss
Education Writer, PBLWorks National Faculty
Suzie Boss is a member of the PBLWorks National Faculty and the co-author of 10 books, including Project-Based Teaching and The Power of a Plant.
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Claudio Zavala  Jr.
Claudio Zavala Jr.
Digital Designer, Burleson Independent School District [video]
Claudio Zavala Jr. is a digital designer who’s passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and using digital tools to engage learners.
Jaime Donally
Jaime Donally
Author, ARVRinEDU Founder
Jaime Donally is the founder of ARVRinEDU, and an author and speaker who focuses on the practical uses of immersive technology in the classroom.
Antero Garcia
Antero Garcia
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
Antero Garcia is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University where he studies how technology and gaming shape youth and adult learning, literacy practices and civic identities.
Carla Malloy Jefferson
Carla Malloy Jefferson
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Carla Malloy Jefferson is an instructional technology coordinator for the Darlington County School District in South Carolina and the co-host of the #dcsdtransforms podcast.
Janet Corder
Janet Corder
Educational Technology Consultant, J2 Training
Janet Corder is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, mobile learning devices and current educational trends.
David Miyashiro, Ed.D.
David Miyashiro, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District
David Miyashiro, Ed.D., is the superintendent of the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon, California.
Minnie Bredouw
Minnie Bredouw
Executive Director, The Purpose Project
Minnie Bredouw is the executive director of The Purpose Project and an educator.
Brandie Wright
Brandie Wright
First-Year Teacher, Dozier Middle School
Brandie Wright is a middle school teacher at Dozier Middle School in Virginia.
Chris Aviles
Chris Aviles
Teacher, Author, Knollwood Middle School
Chris Aviles is a teacher at Knollwood Middle School in Fair Haven, New Jersey.
Holly Clark
Holly Clark
Author, The Infused Classroom Series
Holly Clark is an education thought leader, international speaker and bestselling author of The Google Infused Classroom, The Microsoft Infused Classroom and The Chromebook Infused Classroom.
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