Keynote Speakers

Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome is currently a Director of Innovation and Technology, and former Elementary Principal for six years. Adam also taught elementary school for seven years and set up one of the first GAFE domains in his county. Adam was Principal of the Year for his ACSA region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, ACSA and also writes his own blog on a weekly basis. Adam also consults and works with many education technology companies as a way to improve their product for others!

Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years. Adam believes leaders should stand on the tables, ride tricycles and do whatever it takes to connect with kids!

He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney and there book is currently on Amazon for order.

Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active.

Kim Strobel

Kim Strobel

Kim isn’t just the owner of Strobel Education. She’s its driving force. Her wisdom, positivity, and strength inform every aspect—and it shows in the inspiring workshops she presents to teachers who seek to make a difference. She puts herself “in the trenches” with teachers because she was once there herself and knows how important support and encouragement are in creating a successful classroom.

Professionally, Kim’s a teacher, a consultant, a speaker, a happiness coach and an aspiring author. But her personal life is just as full. When she’s not firing up educators with her signature mix of excitement and experience, she’s a die-hard runner, an advocate for her community’s abandoned animals, and a family-oriented gal who loves spending time with her husband Scott, their four children, two grandkids, and three pups.

Spotlight Speakers

EdTech Heroes

EdTech Heroes

The EdTech Heroes is a group of classroom teachers, curriculum directors, technology integration specialists, and administrators who strongly believe in creating authentic learning experiences that incorporate cutting edge technology.

With a wide range of expertise from Language Arts to Project Lead the Way, the EdTech Heroes strive to inspire students and fellow educators alike in our shared goal of being prepared for careers of the future.