In addition to a selection of engaging breakout sessions, Symposium participants will all have the opportunity to learn from the following keynote speakers.
James J. Conway
James (Jim) Conway is a veteran trainer and speaker with over 25 years experience providing training and consultation to youth serving professionals and volunteers in educational and community-based organizations in the US and abroad. He has designed and delivered major training for Search Institute since 1995. For the last decade he also served as a lead trainer and presenter for Vision Training Associates. Conway has also served as a member of the national training team, National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley College, MA. Prior to beginning his career as a trainer and speaker on positive youth development, Jim served for 15 years in leadership roles of various programs for children and young adolescents. Click here to view James' full biography, including professional and education backgrounds.
Dr. Marty Burns
Marty Burns, Ph.D. is a Speech-Language Pathologist, a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, currently serving as a Director at a neuroscience company, Scientific Learning Corporation. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University where she currently teaches courses in Traumatic Brain Injury and Right Hemisphere Dysfunction. She has published two books, a test and many scientific journal articles. Marty currently lectures around the world on neuroscience applications to education and clinical intervention for children and adults with communication/cognitive disorders. She feels that her greatest accomplishment is that she is the parent of three bright, accomplished adults. Click here to view an interview with Dr. Burns.
Click one of the topic links below to view Dr. Burns' presentations:
- TEDx: The New Brain Science of Learning
- Adult Learning Development
- Reading Assistant
- Literacy Development