2021 Leadership Summit keynote speakers.
Let’s meet the keynotes at Leadership Summit
September 6, 2021
School administrators seeking inspiration, meaning and a spark of innovation will find all three in the amazing line-up of keynote speakers at ACSA’s 2021 Leadership Summit.
All three are best-selling authors and distinguished speakers sure to give you new perspectives on today’s biggest challenges that face us in work and in life.
ACSA is pleased to welcome attendees in person to this event held in iconic San Francisco. ACSA and conference host Hilton San Francisco Union Square are designing an experience that prioritizes safety by adhering to all federal, state and local health guidance, as well as any venue-specific regulations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gather together in person and share strategies for “Re-Imagining, Re-Inventing, and Re-Designing through Resilient Leadership.” Register for Leadership Summit by Sept. 30 and save $50 on registration.
Emily Esfahani Smith
Drawing on psychology, philosophy and literature, Emily Esfahani Smith writes about the human experience — why we are the way we are and how we can find grace and meaning in a world that is full of suffering.
Her book “The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness” is an international bestseller that has been translated into 16 different languages.
The former managing editor of The New Criterion, Esfahani Smith’s articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and other publications. She has also appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS This Morning and NPR.
As a speaker, Esfahani Smith has delivered dozens of keynotes and workshops at major corporations, conferences and universities across the country and world.
Rick Rigsby
An internationally acclaimed speaker and author, Dr. Rick Rigsby inspires audiences to live better lives and reach their full potential.
More than 300 million people globally have viewed his speech in the viral video “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout.” His book of the same name, which has become a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-seller, illustrates how living out the simple lessons of “the wisest person he ever met” — his father — will transform individuals to be better people and greater leaders.
A former award-winning professor and journalist, Dr. Rigsby brings a combined four decades of experience and expertise to his “How Ya’ Livin’?” podcast, which encourages, inspires and challenges people at every level to dream bigger, stretch beyond comfort zones and achieve the impossible.
Eric Sheninger
An innovative leader, best-selling author and sought-after speaker, Eric Sheninger’s work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age.
Sheninger is currently an Associate Partner with the International Center for Leadership in Education and was formerly the principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices.
His experiences led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. Using research and evidence-based practices, Sheninger empowers education leaders to improve communications with stakeholders, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and grow professionally in the digital age.
Leadership Summit
What: ACSA’s premier professional development event When: Nov. 4-6, 2021 Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square Cost: $599 ACSA members before Sept. 30; $325 retired members Register: bit.ly.com/ACSASummit2021 Register by Sept. 30 to take advantage of the early-bird discount!
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