Keynote Speakers

Jon Bergmann is considered a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement. He spent 24 years as a middle and high school science teacher before becoming the lead technology facilitator for a school district in the Chicago suburbs. Today, Jon is dedicated to writing, speaking, and otherwise promoting the flipped classroom concept. He is a master storyteller, captivating audiences around the globe. He has a knack for taking complex things and simplifying through story and humor. Jon hosts a radio show, The Flip Side, which is currently getting about 32,000 downloads per month. He also has a popular YouTube Channel with over three million views.  


In 2002, Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching; and in 2010, he was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year. He serves on the advisory board for TED-Education. In 2013, he was named one of Tech & Learning's 10 Most Influential of 2013 and was a finalist for the Brock International Prize for Education.


He lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife of 24 years and is the father of three amazing children. Learn more about Jon at Follow him on Twitter @jonbergmann.

Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000. He operates the education consulting firm Sams Learning Designs, is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College, and serves as an advisor to the popular TED-Ed.


In 2009, he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching while teaching Chemistry in Woodland Park, CO and serving as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. In 2013, he was one of Tech & Learning's 10 Most Influential of 2013.


Aaron has co-authored seven books on the Flipped Classroom concept. He is an internationally recognized education keynote speaker and has trained thousands of teachers, administrators, and professors to integrate new technology with sound pedagogy. With experience in public, private, and home schools, in both face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments, Aaron brings a unique educational perspective to any audience. He is a lifelong learner, reader, maker, and explorer. He holds both a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.A.Ed. from Biola University. Find Aaron online.  Follow Aaron on Twitter @chemicalsams.

Expert Presenters

Kate Baker is an English teacher at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, NJ and contributing author of Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Classroom. With 17 years experience, Kate is adept at integrating technology in her classes using flipped-blended learning strategies. She has been recognized as a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, a Jacobs Educator, and an Edmodo Certified Trainer. She shares her expertise by leading Twitter chats, blogging, and presenting on regional and international platforms. Connect with Kate on Twitter @KtBkr4 and read her blog,
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Tom Driscoll is the Director of Educational Technology for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. Previously, Tom taught high school social studies for eight years in northeastern Connecticut. He regularly speaks at conferences, consults with school districts, and has authored chapters for several books on instructional technology, including the recent ISTE publication "Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement." In 2012, Tom authored a study while completing his MA program at Columbia University called "Flipped Learning and Democratic Education."  Follow Tom on Twitter @Mr_Driscoll