P21 is available for public speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars based on the availability of staff, strategic council members, and advisers. We have members all over the U.S. Please review our current list of P21 speakers below to see bios and locations. To see a list of our upcoming presentations, see the P21 Upcoming Events calendar.
, P21 Communications Manager for any questions related to P21 speaking engagements.
James Bellanca - Executive Director, Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Skills; Co-Editor 21st Century Skills, Rethinking How Students Learn; author; and P21 blog editor. (Glencoe, IL)
Charles Fadel – A global education thought leader and expert, author, and inventor, Charles frequently speaks on technology and global education issues. He is also the co-author of the book 21st Century Skills – Learning for Life in our Times. (Boston, MA)
Dr. Liz Fogel - Director of Education for the Walt Disney Company, Liz has piloted several language arts and math curriculum programs. She has also taught as an adjunct professor of Educational Psychology at Pepperdine University. (Los Angeles, CA)
Frank Gallagher - Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom (CIC). He is a specialist in the areas of media and information literacy, internet safety, media education, and the impact of media on children and speaks frequently on those topics. Frank is currently serving as P21 Chair. (Washington, DC)
Kathy Hurley – Executive Vice President, Education Alliances for Pearson Foundation. Kathy has been at the forefront in leading the charge for 21st century skills as Past Chairman of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). She is the recipient for multiple awards for her work in education publishing and technology, and mentoring leaders in education. She was also inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame for her achievements and service to the education publishing industry. (Arlington, VA)
Paige Johnson - Global manager of Intel's K-12 division, Paige is a longtime P21 member and consummate speaker on 21st Century Skills (Hillsboro, OR)
Michael Kaspar, Ph. D - Senior Policy Analyst at National Education Association’s Center for Great Public Schools, Mike founded the DC STEM Alliance to increase DC schools’ capacity to implement science and technology. He is an inspirational and respected leader and entrepreneur. (Washington, DC)
Lillian Kellogg - Vice President of Client Services for Education Networks of America (ENA), Lil has dedicated her career to education and technology and has more than 25 years of experience in working with school districts and libraries in the field of educational technology. Lil is the immediate Past Chair of P21. (Nashville, TN)
Ryan Lefton - Director of Digital Strategy for the School Division of Cengage Learning. Ryan has worked with hundreds of school districts across the country strategizing and assisting them in their transition to digital content and online learning. He has presented at national and regional conferences on transforming education through technology and Professional Development. (New York, NY)
Nassim Lewis – Intel’s Learning Interaction Designer, and former NBPTS certified teacher, Nassim has been designing interactive educational exercises, in and out of the classroom, for almost ten years. (Mountain View, CA)
Mike Lorion - As general manager of education, Mike steers Common Sense Media's groundbreaking K-12 digital citizenship curriculum. He brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development in the education sector. (San Francisco, CA)
Steve Paine, PhD. – President and chief spokesperson of P21, Dr. Paine is the former State Superintendent of West Virginia, a life-long educator and Milken Educator Award recipient. (Charleston, WV)
Karl T Rectanus –Director of Partnerships at VIF International Education. Karl supports international and STEM impact, to equip students with the tools to succeed in a global marketplace. He also oversees the Global Schools Network, an initiative aimed at identifying, encouraging, and rewarding schools and districts that make a deep commitment to accelerating excellence in international education with their strategic plans, professional development, curriculum, and programming. (Chapel Hill, NC)
Susan Saltrick – Founder for Proteus Consulting, Susan is a frequent writer and speaker on educational issues, and is the author of numerous policy briefs, educational white papers, research studies, and Harvard Business School teaching cases, as well as the book, Beyond the Classroom Door: Essentials for the 21st Century Teacher. (New York, NY)
Randy Sinisi, PhD. – Executive Director of International Education Programs with Education First (EF). (Denver, CO)
Helen Soulé, PhD. – P21 Executive Director, Dr. Soulé has many years of state policy experience. She is a catalyst for change in education policy and helping others apply policy to pedagogy. (Washington, DC)
Cheri Sterman – Crayola’s Director of Content & Consumer Relationships, Cheri is an experienced child advocate and “kid expert” who helps others understand play, learning, child development and childhood trends, as well as a consummate speaker on the arts & creativity. (Easton, PA)
Lydotta Taylor, Ed. D. – Founder, President & CEO of The EdVenture Group. Dr. Taylor specializes in change management and leadership programs for education and business. She has co-authored a book on change management for education, and is a leader in facilitating 21st century skills professional development for educators. (Morgantown, WV)
Bernie Trilling - 21st century learning expert, advisor, and co-author of the widely acclaimed book, 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, with Charles Fadel. He has also written dozens of articles for educational journals and magazines and is a featured speaker at numerous educational conferences.
Stephan Turnipseed – Stephan Turnipseed has led LEGO® Education in North America for 13 years, engaging LEGO to work collaboratively with educators, industry, and academia to deliver complete and innovative K-university education solutions designed to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. Turnipseed is passionate about inspiring children through education and is a proponent of hands-on learning. (Montgomery, TX)
David Young - Young has been a featured speaker and panelist at various national and regional education conferences and symposia, and has been widely quoted in publications and research reports. (Chapel Hill, NC)
Check out the list of P21 Past Presentations in the archive.