Keynote Speaker:

Tom Murray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered learning. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of the “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year” in 2018, the “Education Thought Leader of the Year” in 2017, and the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed, was released in 2017 with ASCD, and his new book, Personal & Authentic was released in October.

Connect with him at: or  @thomascmurray.


Current nationwide speaking has been focused on Tom’s books, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime and Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Other common topics include:

  • Creating Future Ready Schools [Admin] (through Future Ready Schools)

  • Leading with Purpose [Admin]

  • Leading with an Equity Lens [Admin]

  • We Went 1:1, Now What? [Admin]

  • From Research to Practice, Creating the Learning Spaces Kids Need [All]

  • Tech Tools for Student Engagement and Teacher Effectiveness [Teacher]

  • Digital Citizenship in Every Classroom [Teacher]

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