Richard Louv, Keynote Speaker

With his book Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv sparked a debate that spawned an international movement to reconnect children with nature. In his newest book, The Nature Principle, based on recent research findings, he suggests ways to balance technology and nature in our lives. Through the restorative powers of nature, we can boost mental acuity and creativity, promote health and wellness, and build smarter and more sustainable communities, including schools. http://richardlouv.com … Read More...

JoAnn Deak PhD, Keynote Speaker

Author, researcher and educator, JoAnn Deak is widely praised for her ability to demystify complex issues of child development, learning, identity formation and brain research. Her books include best-sellers Your Fantastic Elastic Brain and The Driver’s Manual for Your Adolescent Brain. Dr. Deak has written numerous articles and, in early 2015, will publish Neuroscience Literacy and Practice for Teachers and Neuroscience Literacy and Practice for Parents. http://deakgroup.com … Read More...