Welcome to the

Education Speakers Summit

A one-day virtual experience created specifically for Speakers, Authors & Consultants who work in the field of K-12 education


 February 11th, 2023

10am-4pm CST

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An entire day dedicated to showing you exactly how you can:

Get More Gigs

Sell More Books

Expand Your Influence

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Nearly three years after the pandemic began, the educational consulting industry is alive and thriving. 

In-person conferences are back in full force with record-setting attendance, and school districts are investing heavily in teacher training. The demand for speakers, professional development and new products (including books!) has never been higher.

The 3rd Annual Education Speakers Summit brings together speakers, authors and consultants (and those who want to be), and shows you exactly what you need to do to thrive in today’s education landscape.

Gain fresh, immediately implementable ideas from those who are making it happen, and expand your network with other passionate education professionals who will support you, partner with you, and give you fresh ideas and proven strategies.

Every session is specifically designed to give you fresh ideas and real strategies that you can use immediately - to get booked, sell more books (or finally get that book published!) and lock down those consulting contracts.

Come learn from the best about what's working and what isn't, and meet people who can support you, your work and your future. 

Tom Hierck


Building Long-Term Relationships So Your Business Thrives

Tom has published 24 books with over $4 million in sales, and is booked well over 100 consulting days per year. Many of his bookings come from repeat schools and districts who bring him back year-after-year. Tom will share how exactly how he builds long-term relationships, and how to make it the key to your success. 

Afrika Afeni Mills


From Blogs & Articles to Books & Keynotes

Afrika is the author of the highly acclaimed book Open Windows, Open Minds and is in high demand for her keynotes, conference sessions and school trainings on developing anti-racist, pro-human students. Whether you're considering writing your first book, or you've already written several, Afrika's journey will inspire you to start writing, keep writing, and use it to build a platform that thrives!

Alex Kajitani


Six Simple Marketing Ideas That Work Really Well!

Marketing (especially to fellow educators) doesn’t have to feel icky and self-promoting. It can be fun, light-hearted and highly effective in getting people talking about you, hiring you, and buying your products. Alex shares six simple ideas he’s used to build a thriving business – and you can use them too!

Meghan Raftery


Stories That Sell

Everybody loves a good story! As someone who has worked in K-12 education, you've got stories and experiences that can help others learn, grow and be more effective as an educator. This fun and light-hearted session will help you identify the stories that will have a huge impact on your audience, and tell them in a way that ensures people remember you, hire you, and bring you back again and again!

Josh Shipp


Speaking in the Youth Market

Josh's impact on the youth speaker market (i.e., speaking TO youths) has been profound. He is a former at-risk foster kid turned Harvard post-graduate who spent the first decade of his career speaking to over two million students live. Now, as the founder of Youth Speaker University, he helps other speakers make an impact and income speaking to the next generation. In this no-holds-barred Q&A session, Josh will answer your specific questions with tactical precision about succeeding in the youth market.

Tremain Nelson 


Building Your Brand

After last year's Education Speakers Summit, Tremain made some strategic and operational changes in his business. The results have been stellar! Tremain will show you the exact changes he made, and how you can do something similar to grow your business and expand your influence!

Learn firsthand how education speakers, authors and consultants are inspiring others, improving education and marketing themselves in creative and effective ways!


Tom Hierck & Alex Kajitani

Co-Founders, Education Speakers Summit

The Nitty-Gritty Business Stuff

LLC or sole proprietorship? Self-publish or pursue a traditional publisher? What about liability insurance? How much should I charge? Get all your questions answered (by people who have been at it for years), so that you can move confidently into the next phase of growing your business, impact and influence.

 "Got the Gig" Panel: 3 attendees from past summits break down what they did to "Get the Gig"!

Dr. Danny Brassell

During the 2021 Summit, Danny watched the panel with Sheldon Oshio, principal of Waikele Elementary School in Hawaii. The next year, Sheldon hired Danny to come work with his teachers on Oahu! Danny also just booked three additional days in Oahu this spring as a result.

Genein Letford

After connecting with Rae Hughart at this Summit, Genein was a keynote speaker at Teach Better’s recent Annual Conference. In addition to Genein, seven of Teach Better’s conference speakers were Summit attendees!

Andrew Marotta

At last year’s 2022 Summit, Andrew watched the panel with Veronica Miranda, Assistant Superintendent of Patterson Unified in California. He’s since been back to Patterson twice to work with Veronica and her educators!

Professional Development Panel: Who We Hire and Why

Dr. Renee Closs


As a superintendent, Renee is constantly getting offers from speakers and consultants to work with her educators. She’ll share what determines whether she pursues or ignores the offer, and provide recommendations on how to contact her (including how NOT to!).

Tia Quinn


Tia runs the largest annual conference in the United States for Before/After School Programs. She’ll share what she looks for in a keynote speaker, how she finds them, and their process for selecting breakout session presenters.

Heather Brooke


As the Director of PD, Heather leads a team that provides training in schools and at conferences throughout the country. She’ll share what she’s currently seeing in the PD field, what people are asking for, and her constant need for great presenters (like you!).


February 11th, 2023

10am-4pm CST

Just added! Virtual happy hour the evening prior (February 10th), where you'll get to meet the speakers & other attendees! 




Includes all recordings as well as access to recordings from our previous Summits! Click below to see all the amazing sessions from previous years that you'll get.

Previous Agendas

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