Keynote & Featured Speakers

Keynote Speakers

School Hacker
Future Ready Now Consulting

Mike DiNicola is a husband, father, and educator with 20 years of experience in helping individuals to achieve career and education success. Dr. DiNicola is a former Professional School Counselor and Director of Pupil Services.  He currently serves a District Manager for ACT, Inc. and is an Independent Educational Consultant.  He is constantly looking for ways to use habits and technology to be more productive and efficient. He enjoys sharing his favorite life and technology hacks to help educators be their personal and professional best.
KEYNOTE The Morning Mindset -- Start Strong, Finish Stronger!
Most School Counselors are required to start their day early in the morning, but many School Counselors are not great morning people.  This session teaches skills and provides resources to help School Counselors create an intentional plan for a healthy, happy and productive day. Learn how you can create a plan to be your personal and professional best all day, every day!
Director, Youth Well-Being Project & Time to THRIVE
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Dr. Vincent Pompei is the Director of the Youth Well-Being Project at the Human Rights Campaign, the national’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to LGBTQ equality. Previously, he was the Project Director for the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership, served as President for the California Association of School Counselors and was a National Cadre Trainer for the National Education Association. In addition, Pompei authored the LGBTQ section of the American School Counselor Association’s National Model and selected by the National Education Association as a Classroom Superhero.

Rachel's Challenge
Darrell is the founder of the Rachel’s Challenge program. He has spoken to over five million people in live settings around the world, not counting the millions he has spoken to through programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, CNN, and the Today Show. He has authored or co-authored five books,  and meets with politicians and educators regularly concerning issues of school violence.