I love Keynote Sessions at any event, not just those at the MACUL Conference. The keynote is where organizers bring out the big guns, the main event, the Cool Ranch Doritos tacos. It’s where I go to be wowed, and very seldom does MACUL disappoint. This year’s Keynote Sessions feature three of the most sought after presenters in ed tech. Kevin Honeycutt will be kicking off the conference Thursday morning. Adam Bellow carries the ball into Friday morning, and Steve Dembo will bring it home to close off the Conference on Friday afternoon.
What can I say about each one? Well, first of all don’t miss them! Kevin Honeycutt is sure to get the crowd jumpin’ with some old time rock ‘n’ roll. His opening address, Launch Me, will inspire each educator to be the force behind student success. Adam Bellow is making his debut at the MACUL Conference on his way to being the closing keynote speaker at this year’s ISTE Conference in San Antonio. Be sure to welcome him during his Friday morning keynote, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future! Steve Dembo is a MACUL favorite, having led tag team and featured sessions for several years. His closing address, Building Bolder Schools: It Doesn’t Hurt to Be First, will send us home ready to change the world!
Like any conference, it’s often difficult to choose which sessions to attend…there are so many! Keynotes, however, have a special place at the MACUL Conference. There are no sessions during the Opening and Closing Keynotes, and no other Featured Sessions during the Friday Keynote. Luckily, if you miss one of these sessions you can still catch the presenters at another time, but don’t take the chance…be there!