Keynotes and Special Features

Keynote Speakers 
Eric Sheninger
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On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Eric Sheninger will open our APS3T 2019 Conference. Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.


His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result, Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker. His main focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for his work. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward’s Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar. 

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June 12, 2019, will kick off with the dynamic Dr. Darryl Adams. from Dr. Darryl Adams. Dr. Adams is the Rock & Roll, Hip Hop & Soul Superintendent, Thought Leader and Technology Evangelist! He is an eternal optimist who keeps it real by bringing his unique energy, passion, oratory skills and original musical messages to inspire audiences everywhere. His goal is to change the world through creative servant leadership, innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking! Dr. Adams’ Keynote Presentations or Keynote Concerts are engaging, interactive, informative and fun. Think Hamilton meets Tony Robbins meets Martin Luther King with a touch of Rick James, James Brown and Jay Z!


In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education and the Obama White House named Dr. Adams one of the Top 100 Innovative Superintendents in the Nation. His iPads for All and Wifi-on-Wheels initiatives garnered a much-heralded shout-out from the President during the 2014 Future Ready Summit at the White House! President Obama praised Dr. Adams’ leadership and creativity and spoke to the importance of the iPads for All and Wifi-on-Wheels programs as being innovative ways in connecting students and families to educational opportunities. Dr. Adams has been named as one of the most influential voices in education by Tech and Learning magazine and the Center for Digital Education has honored him as one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers in the nation in digital conversion.

He has also led the way in educational technology and digital conversion, broadband infrastructure expansion for schools and homes and in developing teacher educational technology certification programs. Dr. Adams has been interviewed by and highlighted on National Public Radio, The U.S. Department of Education, The Learning Counsel, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelly and the Center for Digital Education regarding educational technology innovations to name a few.


Special Conference Features

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Future Awesome Meet and Mingle at the Northside Marketplace 

Join your friends and us at the Northside Marketplace from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on June 11 to enjoy complimentary appetizers and unique shopping experiences in a fantastic environment. Network and enter a chance to win prizes.

Innovation Field Trips

Reserve a seat on the Akron Trolley for a guided behind-the-scenes tour of an incredible Akron area innovation. Check the conference schedule for details as sites become available. Join the Conversation and Follow Us!  @Akron3T@Akron3T APS3T Facebookfb.me/Akron3T
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