ISTELive draws some of the most thought-provoking and enthralling featured speakers from the world of education and beyond. You’ll connect, you’ll learn and your mind will be blown! Featured Voices present in a variety of session formats tailored for how you like to learn.
Deitra Colquitt, Ed.S.
Co-Principal, EdSurge Voices of Change Contributor
Deitra Colquitt, Ed.S., is the co-principal of The School District of University City in Missouri.
Greg Tarzan Davis
Actor and Former Teacher
Greg Tarzan Davis is a former elementary school teacher and a TV and film actor.
Academic Dean of Humanities, EdSurge Voices of Change Contributor
Aisha Douglas is the academic dean of humanities for Achievement First Brooklyn High School.
Robert P. George, Ph.D.
Professor and Legal Scholar, Princeton University
Robert P. George Ph.D., is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
Edtech and Integrated Studies Consultant
Katherine Goyette is an educational technology and integrated studies consultant for the Tulare County Office of Education in California.
Technology and Mathematics Specialist Teacher, British School of Tokyo, Japan
Dominic Hill is a technology and math specialist teacher for the British School of Tokyo in Japan.
Global experts from education and beyond!
Teacher-Librarian, Live Oak Middle School, Louisiana
Amanda Jones is a teacher-librarian at Live Oak Middle School in Watson, Louisiana.
Ideas that pay dividends today and into the future.
Tech Integration Coach
Adam Juarez is a technology integration coach for Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District in California.
Filmmaker and Digital Illusionist
Zach King is a filmmaker and illusionist known for his clever magic tricks and digital sleight of hand.
Mind-blowing Mainstage speakers!
Caddo Parish Public Schools
Spencer Kiper is an instructional technologist for Caddo Parish Public Schools in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the 2019 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year.
Nancy Jo Lambert
Nancy Jo Lambert is a teacher librarian in Texas.
Lead Experience Designer, LINC
Dee Lanier is a lead experience designer for LINC and an educational technologist with over a decade of K-12 and collegiate instructional experience.
Mary Jo Madda
Former Teacher, Doctoral Student, EdSurge Writer
Mary Jo Madda is a former teacher, a doctoral student at UCLA and a contributing writer for EdSurge.
STEAM Teacher, Author and Artist
Tim Needles is an art, media and STEAM teacher, the author of STEAM Power and an artist.
Technology Integration Specialist, Colegio Los Altos
Elizabeth Pinzon is a technology integration specialist and engineering teacher for Colegio Los Altos in Mexico.
Practice-changing tips and tools.
Rachelle Dené Poth
STEAM and Spanish Teacher, Riverview School District
Rachelle Dené Poth is a STEAM and Spanish teacher, author, edtech consultant and attorney.
Powerful stories – sure to inspire.
New Orleans Jazz Trumpeter, Singer, Composer and Actor
Kermit Ruffins is a jazz trumpeter, singer and composer, and an actor, from New Orleans.
Zhoriél Tapo is a 13-year-old, seventh grade student at LJ Alleman Middle School in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Innovative approaches you can use right away!
Director of Technology, Lakeland School System, Tennessee
Wanda Terral, Ed.D., is the director of technology for Lakeland School System in Tennessee.
Education Coach and Author
Jorge Valenzuela is the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined, an adjunct professor for Old Dominion University and an author.
Cynthia Vavasseur, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Technology Leadership
Cynthia Vavasseur, Ph.D., is the program chair for the master's in educational technology leadership program at Nicholls State University in Louisiana.
Science Correspondent and Media Producer
Alie Ward is a science correspondent for CBS’ “The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca,” and host of “Did I Mention Invention?” on the CW.
Cornel West, Ph.D.
Professor and Author
Cornel West, Ph.D., is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and professor emeritus at Princeton University.
Ilene Winokur, Ed.D.
Professional Development Specialist
Ilene Winokur, Ed.D., is a professional development specialist who supports global educators, including refugee teachers.
Teacher and EdSurge Voices of Change Contributor, Instructional Coach
Jennifer Yoo-Brannon is a teacher and instructional coach in the El Monte Union High School District in California.