Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks, education, and systemic change. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com), and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer, and has spoken to and worked with educators in over 20 countries on six continents to understand the opportunities and challenges of learning in the modern world. In 2017, he was named one of 100 global "Changemakers in Education" by the Finnish site HundrED, and was named one of the Top 5 "Edupreneurs to Follow" by Forbes.
Will has authored six books, most recently From Master Teacher to Master Learner (2015, Solution Tree Press). In total, his books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.
A former public school educator of 22 years, Will is a co-founder of Modern Learner Media and co-publisher of ModernLearners.com which is a site dedicated to helping educational leaders and policy makers develop new contexts for new conversations around education. Most recently, Will co-founded Change.School and, in addition, the ChangeLeaders.Community, two online destinations for educational leaders interested in creating relevant, sustainable change in schools using a coaching, curation, and community approach.
Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy and, depending on the day, his children Tess and Tucker.
David Geurin has served as principal and lead learner of Bolivar High School since 2008. In 2013, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School and Missouri Gold Star School. More recently, he was honored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as a 2017 National Digital Principal of the Year. He's been recognized as a leader in civic service, student agency, and STEM career development.
David is author of Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive in An Unpredictable World? He’s passionate about leadership, school culture, and authentic learning experiences. He believes we must always be mindful that we're educating students for the world they'll live in and not the one we grew up in. He’s on a mission to help others find purpose and build capacity for change and excellence. He earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri in 2008.
David shares insights with educators at the local, state, and national level through his keynotes, workshops, and presentations. He also shares his voice regularly via his blog, davidgeurin.com.