Developing Our Leaders and Innovators
The conference features keynote speaker and other special speakers, break out sessions, plus internship interviews with industry professionals.
Approximately 1400 high school students will be attending from Miami-Dade NAF Academies of Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism and Information Technology.
2017 MAJOR SPONSORS
2017 Keynote Speaker
Chief Executive Officer & Senior Program Designer
Bill Latham is a leader in the design and implementation of integrated, high impact learning experiences & environments. For more than 15 years, he has consulted with schools, districts, and governmental agencies across the Western Hemisphere on the design, equipping, and implementation of classroom and school environments aligned to critical learning priorities. He and his team have directly served more than 1,000 schools in the United States alone.
Bill is an architect of the Engagement by Design Studio, focused on integration of foundational engagement frameworks, technology, furnishings and space to drive specific learning 21st Century College & Career Readiness outcomes. The approach contemplates the daily alignment and reinforcement of district’s local priorities and leverages engagement at all levels in a learning ecosystem.
Beyond his work with schools and districts directly, Bill is a leader in the development of our current understandings of how space impacts behavior. A founder of the International EdShift Conference and a co-author of the book Humanizing the Education Machine. Mr. Latham works with leading organizations such as AASA, A4LE, and the EdMarket Association to develop deeper understanding of how best to support students and teachers to learn deeply in real-world collaborative spaces. He is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) and works with the Association for Learning Environments in developing and delivering content specific to the integration of pedagogy and space.
Bill is a notable speaker, trainer and consultant on issues related to space design and the integration of instructional practice and learning environments. Schools and districts who have partnered on his designs have received numerous awards and recognitions including Microsoft Global Demonstration Site, LEED Certification, and a Texas Instrument’s global model of implementation. Mr. Latham lives in Central Florida with his wife, 3 children. He is active in martial arts with his children and competes at a national level.