A.J. Juliani

Keynote Speaker - Tuesday, October 31, 2017
A.J. Juliani is the Director of Technology and Innovation for Centennial School District. As a former English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative learning experiences for students in various roles. A.J. is also an award-winning blogger, speaker, and author of multiple books including the best-selling LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring out the Maker in Every Student. His latest book, co-authored with John Spencer, is EMPOWER: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning. The book provides teachers, coaches, and administrators with a roadmap that will inspire innovation, authentic learning experiences, and practical ways to empower students to pursue their passions while in school.

Rebekah Kowalski

Keynote Speaker - Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Rebekah leads Right Management North America’s Workforce Strategy and Solution Integration Team. The team is responsible for integration of cross-brand, global solutions designed to help clients through organizational transformation. Leading up to her current role, Rebekah oversaw the continuous innovation and expansion of Right Management’s Strategic Workforce Consulting Practice worldwide. Rebekah was the primary architect of ManpowerGroup’s proprietary workforce supply and demand forecasting solution and consulting process. She also pioneered the workforce strategy approach for government clients to help them align their employment ecosystems with their long-term talent forecast. Prior to joining Right Management, Rebekah spent nine years at the helm of Manpower’s US and Global Solutions units and led the teams responsible for working with ManpowerGroup’s most strategically significant global clients to architect innovative global workforce strategy and delivery models that enabled them to optimize cost and flexibility while preparing for emerging needs. Rebekah serves on the Board of the Wisconsin Education Business Roundtable, the Executive Committee of Competitive Wisconsin, and is a member of the UW System Business Council.