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June 23-25, 2023
Schedule
Virtual & In-Person

Virtual Schedule 

 

**All Times - Eastern Daylight Time**

Friday 6/23 

9 am - 9:30 am - Opening & Welcome for Virtual Sessions (all are welcome) 

 

9:30 am  - 11:00 am - Keynote - David Caballero & Luz Olid 

 

11:05 am - 11:30 am - Mini -Talk - Sharon Makinde - The Nigerian Education System; Addressing the roles of the government

 

11:35 am - 11:55 am - Break

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Workshops 

 

  • Megan Pardon - Bridging the gap between who you are now and who you could someday be

 

  • Dr. Mara Linaberger & Candace Neil - Grow Your Marketing Savvy!

 

  • Monica Cochran, M.Ed. & Jill Pearson-Keltner, M.Ed. - Building Agency Through Strength-Based Education

 

  • Jan Quiett - Holding Space for Potentials

 

 

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Break, Networking, Possible Livestream of In-Person   

                                    Session, Pop-Up Sessions

 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm - Mini - Talk - Rita Saraswat - Re-Defining Education

 

5:05 pm - 6:05 pm - Keynote  - Deb O’Rourke - We won’t back down: Surviving fifty years in the public system

 

6:05 pm - 8:30 pm - Break, Networking, Possible Livestream of In-Person   

                                    Session, Pop-Up Sessions

 

Saturday 6/24 

 

9:00 am  - 9:55 am - Keynote - Vishal Talreja - Empowering Children to Thrive: Insights from Dream a Dream

 

10:00 am - 10:25 am - Mini -Talk - Mursalina Amin - Education & Leadership for Afghan Girls

 

10:30 am - 12:15 pm - Break, Networking, Possible Livestream of 

                                      In-Person Session, Pop-Up Sessions

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm - Workshops 

 

  • Judy Arnall - Unschooling Math:  They will learn calculus when they need to learn calculus. 

  • Lisa Marie Tucker - Flourishing in the Holistic Classroom: A Spiral Model for Teaching and Learning

 

  • Ashley Nielsen - Self-Design/Individualized Learning at the Graduate Level

 

  • Lainie Liberti - Supporting Teens Mental Health

 

 

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Break, Networking, Possible Livestream of In-Person   

                                   Session, Pop-Up Sessions

 

4:35 pm - 6:00 pm - Keynote  - Adam Fletcher - Youth Fighting the Democracy Deficit Disorder

6:05 pm - 6:30 pm - Mini - Talk - Still Being Confirmed 

 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Break, Networking, Possible Livestream of In-Person   

                                    Session, Pop-Up Sessions

 

 

Sunday 6/25

 

9:00 am - 9:25 am - Mini-Talk - Darcy Brown - The art of teaching yourself 

anything

 

9:30 am - 9:55 am - Mini-Talk - Klara Stenqvist -  Techniques for a Radical 

Mind Shift for Teens & Adults

 

11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Workshops 

 

  • Adriana Vasile - Neuroscientific resources for Education

 

  • Lamar Zala Gran - Activism is a long journey of struggles, fight, tolerance, risk and reminding the world that women shouldn’t be forgotten.

 

  • Michael Maser- Insight-Out: The nature of learning

 

  • Isabel de Urishe - Become a life-designer: How to design your life and enjoy the process

 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Break, Networking, Possible Livestream of In-Person   

                                   Session, Pop-Up Sessions

 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Closing & Evaluation 

In - Person Schedule 

 

**All Times - Eastern Daylight Time**

Friday 6/23

9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Check In, Registration, Virtual Sessions, Networking, 

                                       Lunch, Vendors

 

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Opening & Welcome - All are welcome

 

 

1:35 pm - 2:50 pm  - Workshops 

 

  • Leo J. Fahey - Toward an Intentional Mental Health Therapeutic Democratic Education

 

  • Elmarie Hyman - Homeschool & Hybrid School Co-ops and Resource Centers as Part of the Education Revolution

 

  • Jackie Scully - Dignity in Education for ALL!-Teachers and Students are the Leaders in Education Reform

 

  • Pono -

 

 

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Keynote - Kerry McDonald - How Everyday Entrepreneurs                                                                 Are Transforming Education With Bottom-Up                                                                       Solutions

 

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Virtual Sessions, Break, Dinner,  Networking, 

                                       Popup Sessions, Vendors

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Keynote - Katerina Botvinnik 

 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Networking 

 

Saturday 6/24 

 

9:00 am - 10:25 am - Check In, Registration, Virtual Sessions, Networking, 

                                         Breakfast, Pop - Up Sessions,  Vendors. 

 

10:30 am - 11:45 am - Workshops 

 

  • Don Berg - Salvaging Standardization: How to Mass Produce the Right Stuff:

 

  • Gina Riley, Ph.D. - Unschooling Students with Disabilities

 

  • Claire Evans - Reimagining Global Education for the Good of Humanity

 

  • Alysha Hearn - Personalized Learning: How Online Learning Can Support                                           Individualized Education

 

11:45 am - 12:30 pm  - Check In, Registration, Virtual Sessions, Networking, 

                                          Lunch, Pop - Up Sessions,  Vendors.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Panel - VELA EDUCATION FUND 

 

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Workshops 

 

  • Kaity Broadbent - Creating Neuro-supportive Learning Environments and Relationships

 

  • Carl Rust - Unschooling School - How to take control of your education

 

  • Wendy Raver - Homeschooling High School NYC Style: One Example

 

  • Pono - 

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Keynote - Ken Danford - Education Savings Account: Revolutionary Funding for the Revolution!

 

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Check In, Registration, Virtual Sessions, Networking, 

                                     Lunch, Pop-Up Sessions,  Vendors.

 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Keynote - Peter Gray - The Education Revolution is Occurring Now and Here Are Ways to Speed It Up

 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Networking

 

 

Sunday 6/25

 

9:00 am - 10:15 am - Virtual Sessions, Networking, 

                                          Breakfast, Pop-Up Sessions,  Vendors.

 

10:30 am - 11:45 am - Workshops 

 

  • Steve Hornstein - Lessons from 50 years work in Democratizing Schools

 

  • Monica Brase and Students -Students Educating the Educators: Student-Led Teacher Professional Development

 

  • Jerry Mintz - How To Start an Educational Alternative

 

  • Peter Gray - Practical Ways to Speed Up the Education Revolution

 

 

11:45 am - 1:00 pmBreak, Lunch, Networking, Virtual Sessions  

                                          Pop-Up Sessions, Vendors

 

 

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Workshops 

 

  • Julian Vitaglione - An Improvised Life - How i taught myself Everything

 

  • Teen Presenters - Having a Voice in Our Community: A Youth Participatory Action Research Approach to Engage Teens in Community

  • Kellie Rolstad - "That's Not Fair!" A Child's Guide to Self-Directed Social Justice Education

 

  • Peter Berg - The Education Revolution & Youth Mental Health:

 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Closing & Evaluation - all are welcome 

 

Why The Education Revolution is Crucial
For Democracy

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