Welcome to the

Education Speakers Summit

A one-day virtual experience created specifically for Speakers, Authors & Consultants who work in the field of K-12 education

An entire day dedicated to showing you exactly how you can:

Get More Gigs

Sell More Books

Expand Your Influence

We’ve got you covered

It’s hard to believe that we’re two years into this pandemic. For speakers, authors and consultants who work in K-12 education, it’s been a particularly wild ride. 

What started out with immediate school closures and the cancellation of conferences and in-person trainings (along with a step decline in bookings, book sales and revenue), evolved into the rise of online speaking, virtual trainings and an entirely new way to inspire educators, students and spread our message.

Two years in, the pandemic continues to change the work we do on a day-to-day basis, yet many speakers, authors and consultants are reporting record levels of opportunities and influence (and yes, income). Some are back on planes and traveling extensively, while others have chosen to build a business that lets them work from home.

Whether you’re highly experienced and are looking for fresh ideas to continue to grow or just starting out, this one-day virtual summit puts you face-to-face with several of education’s leading speakers, authors and consultants who will share the exact strategies they’re using to thrive.

Every session is specifically designed to give you fresh ideas and real strategies that you can use immediately—to get booked, sell more books (or finally get that book published!) and lock down those consulting contracts.

 

Come learn from the best about what’s working and what isn’t, and meet people who can support you, your work, and your future.

Learn firsthand how education speakers, authors and consultants are inspiring others, improving education and marketing themselves in creative and effective ways!

Tom Hierck: Education Consultant & Author
Six Lessons I’ve Learned After Publishing 21 Books

Tom has published 21 books with over $4 million in sales, and is booked over 100 consulting days per year (even during this pandemic). Whether you’re an aspiring author or a seasoned pro, his wisdom will help you write better and sell more books!

MERLYNA VALENTINE: KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AUTHOR & CONSULTANT
Change Chose Me

After becoming a quadruple amputee, Merlyna went on to build a thriving career as a teacher, motivational speaker and consultant. Her incredible journey will amaze, inspire and motivate you on your own journey!

Alex Kajitani: Speaker, Author & California Teacher of the Year
How Much to Charge & How to Ask For It

Talking about money can be an icky, sticky thing. Alex will help you determine what you should be charging, and how to ask for it with professionalism and grace.

KATIE MCKNIGHT: SPEAKER, AUTHOR & FOUNDER OF ENGAGING LEARNERS
How to Rock an Email Newsletter

What began as a simple email newsletter to her friends and colleagues has grown to over 26,000 readers and is used to inform, inspire and spread awareness of Katie’s products and services!

TREMAIN NELSON: EDUCATOR & (VERY BUSY!) CONSULTANT
Moving Beyond One & Done: Securing Long-Term Contracts with Schools & Districts

Tremain regularly works with schools and districts over the course of an entire school year or multiple years, and he’ll be sharing the exact strategies he uses to help you move from one-time guest to ongoing advisor.

Veronica Miranda: Assistant Superintendent, Patterson Unified School District
Why, Who & How I Hire Speakers and Consultants

Ask an Assistant Superintendent anything! Find out exactly how to approach district decisionmakers like Veronica (who frequently brings people in) so they hire YOU to work with their teachers and students.

KATIE STODDARD: STRATEGIC MARKETING EXPERT & CONSULTANT
Marketing in the (Post) Pandemic Era

Having spent the bulk of her career as an education marketer for high-profile organizations (like Corwin and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Katie now helps education-focused authors and speakers develop and implement strategic marketing solutions to build a larger, more engaged audience – even through the pandemic!

Social Media Panel: Learn how educators are crushing it on social media to build their business & expand their influence!

Claudine James: “The Tik-Tok Teacher”

With over 3 million (yes, million!) followers on Tik-Tok, educators from around the world tune in for her daily videos on grammar and literacy!

CJ Reynolds: Brand Ambassador for Levis, McDonalds, Staples and More!

CJ is an educator who is effectively leveraging social media to partner with major brands that pay him to promote their products in fun and creative ways (and he’ll show you how you can too!).

Nancy Chung: 5th Grade Teacher, Speaker & Instagram Sensation!

Nancy’s Instagram posts bring joy and happiness to the lives of her 71,000 followers, and she’ll show you how you can leverage the platform to inspire & promote to your network!

Success Stories Panel: 6 Attendees from last year's Summit share what inspired them, what they implemented & the results they saw from attending!

GENEIN LETFORD: GOT THE BIGGEST PAID KEYNOTE SPEECH OF HER CAREER.
TONY RICE: FINALLY FINISHED AND PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK.
JULIA POOL: SECURED A MULTI-YEAR CONSULTING CONTRACT WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
NEWTON MILLER: EVERY KEYNOTE SPEECH NOW TURNS INTO SEVERAL ADDITIONAL PAID OPPORTUNITIES.
LEILA KUBESCH: HAS BOOKED OVER 50 TALKS SINCE ATTENDING LAST YEAR'S SUMMIT.
MIKE DESPARROIS: GOT RE-HIRED BY SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS HE'D ALREADY WORKED WITH.

WHEN?

February 26, 2022
10am-4pm CST

Just Added! Virtual Happy Hour the evening prior (Feb 25th), where you’ll get to meet the speakers & other attendees!

COST?

$197 (ONLY 5 spots left!)
Includes All Recordings
& Immediate Access to

Space is Limited.
Register Today & Get Immediate Access to Last Year’s Recordings!

Huge thanks to our sponsors!

Get More Gigs

Sell More Books

Expand Your Influence

Have questions?

Contact Alex Kajitani at EducationSpeakersSummit@gmail.com or (858) 336-8678

FAQs

Will the sessions be recorded and made available?

Yes! When you register, you will get access to all of the event sessions after the Summit, and you will also get IMMEDIATE access to all of the session recordings from our 2021 Summit. Click Here to see last year’s agenda!

Who is organizing this event?

This is an organic event that is being organized by real educators who are “doing the work” and are passionate about helping you succeed so that our students and schools succeed. The main organizers are Tom Hierck and Alex Kajitani. Click on their names for more information specifically on them.

Will I have a chance to interact personally with other attendees, and some of the presenters?

Yes! Last year’s attendees said the connections they made were one of the most valuable aspects of the Summit, and this year we’re determined to help you meet as many people as possible in fun and engaging ways – stay tuned!

Is this one of those events that is going to try to sell me into a high-priced coaching program?

Absolutely not! We don’t even have a coaching program. The goal of this event is to bring us all together, share great ideas that work, and take a major step toward professionalizing our industry (let’s be honest: there’s a lot of bad PD out there, and it’s giving us all a bad rap).

WHEN?

February 26, 2022
10am-4pm CST

Just Added! Virtual Happy Hour the evening prior (Feb 25th), where you’ll get to meet the speakers & other attendees!

COST?

$197 (ONLY 5 spots left!)
Includes All Recordings
& Immediate Access to