Keynote Speakers

Denis Sheeran

Denis Sheeran

Denis Sheeran the author of two books for teachers, Instant Relevance, Using Today's Experiences to Teach Tomorrow's Lessons, and Hacking Mathematics: 10 Problems That Need Solving. He travels across the country delivering keynotes, full day workshops, and small group professional development to teachers and administrators. Denis has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education with a minor in Music and is an adjunct Professor of Statistics at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ. Before becoming the Director of Student Achievement for the Weehawken Township School District in Weehawken, NJ, Denis taught high school math, from Algebra to Advanced Placement, for thirteen years at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois and supervised the mathematics programs in Sparta, Edison, and Chatham NJ


Samaira Mehta

Samaira Mehta

Featured in TIME and at NBC Universal, 10-year-old Samaira invented a STEM coding board game, CoderBunnyz, at the age of 7 with the goal of teaching coding to kids aged four to 104 and also help bridge the gender gap in technology.

She’s led more than 75 workshops with her board game in Silicon Valley, including at Google, Microsoft, Intel, libraries, school, teaching thousands of kids how to code, and has also started an initiative to teach coding to underrepresented girls. Last summer, she invented the world's first ever AI board game, CoderMindz. Her goal is to help one billion kids gain access to coding tools by the time she goes to college, and she’s very well on her way with her 1 Billion Kids Can Code initiative.

She’s also a singer, composer, blog writer, and loves to play guitar.


Chris Young

Chris Young

Chris Young is the Strategic Learning Coordinator for Southern Hancock Schools in New Palestine, Indiana. He's passionate about sharing how he loves to teach so your students love to learn. Chris is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Apple Certified Teacher.

In his spare time he enjoys collecting sneakers, fantasy sports, and traveling!


Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Marcus served as the Library and Instructional Technology Specialist for the Rossville Consolidated School District in Rossville, Indiana for 2 years, and is now the Coordinator of Digital Learning for Twin Lakes School Corporation.

In his professional life, Marcus is passionate about educational technology, student engagement, and teacher leadership. He is a Google Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator and he is also a Google Trainer. He is a member of the EdTech Heroes PLN, eLeadNWI, IGNITE Lafayette Regional E-Learning Conference board member, ICE board member, and is a member of The 411 Vodcast.


Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore is a fourth grade teacher at Chapelwood Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is passionate about using technology to redefine the classroom experience for her students. She implements gamified blended learning and encourages her students to take an active role in directing their learning. It is her goal to inspire educators to revolutionize teaching practices while shaping today's learners into critical thinkers and problem solvers. Amanda has teaching degrees in elementary education and special education from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Education Technology from Ball State University.