Keynote Speakers

Bring new ideas home to your district inspired by thought-provoking education keynote speakers.

Are you ready to be inspired? AASA’s National Conference on Education is announcing influential and knowledgeable education keynote speakers to headline each day of the conference in Daily General Sessions. Get a high-level view of education policy, transformational leadership strategies and more.

Thursday, February 17

All times are Central Standard Time (CST)

4:15 – 6:15pm

A New Story:  Children, Educators and the Future of Us

Timothy Shriver
Timothy Shriver

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Friday, February 18

All times are Central Standard Time (CST)

9 – 11am

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Leslie Fenwick
Leslie Fenwick

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Saturday, February 19

All times are Central Standard Time (CST)

10:30am – 12noon

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Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards
Michael Fullen
Michael Fullan

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Timothy Shriver

Tim Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics International, Washington, DC
Timothy Shriver, Ph.D is an American disability rights activist, film producer, and former educator who has been Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics since 1996. Timothy Shriver leads the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, and together with over 5 million Special Olympics athletes in more than 190 countries, promotes health, education, and a more unified world through the joy of sport. Shriver joined Special Olympics in 1996. He has been a leading educator who focuses on the social and emotional factors in learning. He co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning.
Leslie Fenwick

Leslie T. Fenwick

Dean Emeritus and Professor, Howard University, Washington, DC
Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Leadership Today and Retired Superintendent
Michael Fullen

Michael Fullan

Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Education, OISE/University of Toronto