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Marian Wright Edelman

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
District of Columbia, USA

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. The Children's Defense Fund’s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life… Read More


Charles Best

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$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Charles stands at the intersection of education, philanthropy and technology. His personal story demonstrates that one person can launch a movement, and his insights inspire businesspeople and students alike. Charles even puts his speaker’s fee in the hands of his audience, giving everyone a philanthropic gift card to spend on a classroom request of their choice. In 2000, while teaching history at a Bronx public high school, Charles launched DonorsChoose.org,… Read More


John Wood

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Few individuals choose to walk away at the height of their corporate career to dedicate their life to a social cause. At age 35, John Wood did just that—quitting his position as Microsoft's Director of Business Development for the Greater China Region in order to found Room to Read. He has never looked back. John's career at Microsoft spanned 1991 to 1999, where he ran significant parts of Microsoft's international… Read More


James McLurkin

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$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

ʺI donʹt remember a time when I wasnʹt building something.ʺ As a child, James McLurkin was constantly building with LEGO bricks, cardboard boxes, or any other materials he could get his hands on. Today, McLurkin continues this tradition. Using Mother Nature as a model, his core research is developing distributed algorithms for multi‐robot systems: the software for large swarms of autonomous robots. Inspired by the behavior of ants and bees,… Read More


John McKernan

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Maine, USA

Former Maine Governor John McKernan serves as Chief Executive Office and Vice Chairman of Education Management Corporation (EDMC) and as a member of its Board of Directors. He joined the company in June 1999. Prior to being named CEO in September 2003, he served EDMC as President and Vice Chairman. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic expansion of the company and also oversaw the Law, Education, Human… Read More


Marc Prensky

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, visionary and innovator in the field of education and learning. Marc’s professional focus is on reinventing the learning process, designing new pedagogy and curriculum for the digital generation, and combining the motivation of new technology, video games and other highly engaging activities with educational and business content. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between technology and learning,… Read More


Debra Peppers

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Missouri, USA

National Speakers Association National Teachers′ Hall of Fame Radio & Television Talk Show Host 25 Year Professional Speaker / Trainer Author & Humorist Dr. Debra Peppers was one of only five teachers inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame upon her retirement from teaching English, speech and drama in St. Louis, Missouri. Among her honors is the Emmy award winning play CHOICES, as well as outstanding alumni at Webster… Read More


Sally Northway Ogden

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Colorado, USA

Sally Ogden is an energetic and charismatic teacher and speaker with 33 years of experience, having taught French, Spanish and Psychology in the public schools. She spent most of her tenure at Chatfield Senior High School in Jefferson County, Colorado and previously taught 13 years in middle school. She also directs workshops and conferences for teachers and parents throughout the United States. People who have heard her say that a… Read More


Meg Soper

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Ontario, Canada

Meg Soper has developed into a leading motivational comedian by combining the insights and experiences gained over the last twenty years pursuing dual careers as a registered nurse and stand up comedienne. A veteran stand-up performer, she got her start at various comedy clubs across Canada, and over the years performed with many leading comedy acts including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres. Her diverse content has been shaped by her… Read More


C.J. Huff

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$2,500 to $5,000
TRAVELS FROM
Missouri, USA

Dr. C.J. Huff currently serves as the superintendent of Joplin Schools, a position he has held since July 2008. He is the proud father of three children and has been married to his best friend, Jennifer, for 15 years. A native of McCune, Kansas, Huff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Pittsburg State University, his Master and Specialist in education from Missouri State University. Most recently he… Read More


Linda Henley-Smith

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Arizona, USA

Drawing upon her experiences as a teacher, counselor, author and trainer, as well as a lifetime in the entertainment business, Linda Henley-Smith provides an amusing and educational outlook on working, living, and surviving. Her programs are presented with humor, music, stories and an energy that is contagious. Audiences are encouraged to improve their "laughitudes" and enjoy an "attitude of altitude." Linda holds degrees in education and music. She provides training… Read More


Richard Santana

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

A tough-talking Latino gangster arrives at your workplace with the trademark baggy pants, shades, trench coat and red bandana. Within seconds you have made a determination about this man, his upbringing, even his credibility. Society is quick to judge and stereotype based on appearance, cultural differences, even education. In the workplace, managers, supervisors and employees make some of the same speedy judgments about the people they come in contact and… Read More


Rudy Ruettiger

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Nevada, USA

INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN CELEBRITY: Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most… Read More


T.C. Roekle

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Michigan, USA

T. C. Roekle is an award winning classroom teacher, secondary and elementary principal, curriculum director, co-author assistant superintendent, and graduate school instructor, she has spearheaded many major efforts in the areas of educational leadership, school improvement, standards implementation, technology integration, and school reform. T.C. is a highly respected educator who has solid leadership experience with a focus on innovative strategies to raise student and staff performance at the building and… Read More


Michelle Rhee

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

In partnership with CAA Michelle Rhee, founder of StudentsFirst, has been working for the last 18 years to give children the skills and knowledge they will need to compete in a changing world. From adding instructional time after school and visiting students′ homes as a third grade teacher in Baltimore, to hosting hundreds of community meetings and creating a Youth Cabinet to bring students′ voices into reforming the DC Public… Read More


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