Wednesday, February 21st

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

US Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services, Inc., Educator and Author of the book Journey to the Future: A Roadmap for Success for Youth.

Thursday, February 22nd

Dr. Victor Rios

UC Santa Barbara, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, Author of the book “Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys”, and Oliver Cromwell Cox Awardee.

Friday, February 23rd

Dr. Tyrone Howard

UCLA, Professor in the School of Education & Information Studies. His research addresses issues tied to race, culture, access and educational opportunity for minoritized student populations. He is the author of best-selling books, including “Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools” .

Saturday, February 24th

Nicknamed El Charro de Oro, or The Golden Mariachi, he is a singer who rose to fame as a child performing in 2012 on the hit reality competition series America’s Got Talent.


Marcos Aguilar

Executive Director, School of Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America

Brandon Brown

Chief Executive Officer, School Yard Rap

Dr. Amy Cranston

Executive Director, California SEL Alliance

Jorge Dueñas

Motivational Speaker and Author

Ernesto Durán

Director, Region 8 Expanded Learning Services

Huda Essa

Founder of Culture Links, LLC

Dr. Stephen Krashen

Emeritus Professor, University of Southern California

David Lai

Manager, English Language Learner Policy and Research for the Council of the Great City Schools

Dr. Christy Lao

Associate Professor, Chinese Bilingual Education, San Francisco State University

Fernando Peña

Bilingual Educator and Conference Motivational Speaker

Vriti Saraf

Founder of k20 Educators

Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin

Educator, Speaker and Author

Gabriela Uro

Director, English Language Learner Policy and Research for the Council of the Great City Schools

Amy Yamamoto Callahan

Former Teacher and Education Consultant


123 Andrés

Dr. Nicoline Ambe

Nancy Bui

Mariana Castro

Silvia Dorta - Duque De Reyes

Jesús Flores

Guadalupe Guererro


Jo Gusman

Dr. Socorro Herrera

Elizabeth Jiménez Salinas

Susana Ibarra Johnson

Dr. Diann Kitamura

Ku'uipo Koahou

Enid Lee

Dr. Noma LeMoine

Dr. Margarita Machado-Casas

Dr. Hector Montenegro

Ángel Romero

Sandra Silberzweig

Dr. Sonia Soltero

Leo Tanguma

Demontea Thompson

Roxanna Villaseñor

Ramona Webb

James Ramos

Dr. Jim Cummins

Sheng Thao