We have lined up three keynote speakers for this convention, Wayne Jennings, Nikhil Goyal, and Michael Veeck.
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Jennings
Wayne Jennings has for more than 60 years inspired,
encouraged and promoted research-based
improvements in public schools. He
has been an active member and
advisor of MAAP since its
beginnings 35 years ago.
Schools on Trial
Nikhil Goyal is a journalist and author. He wrote his first book, One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of Schools, while he was still in high school.
In 2016, Goyal’s second book, Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice. Sir Ken Robinson called the book, “A blistering critique of the damage and injustices wrought by standardized education…”
Although still young, Goyal has been interviewed on MSNBC and FOX, and he has written columns and features for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, VICE Magazine, The Nation, and other publications.
Goyal has also had speaking engagements with the Clinton Global Initiative University, Google, Stanford, University of Cambridge, SXSW, LEGO Foundation, among others. In 2013, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Freedom Flame Award. He lives in New York.
Nikhil Goyal is one of the youngest advocates for a better education for our learners. He follows in tradition of John Taylor Gatto, Alfie Kohn, Deborah Meier and Pasi Sahlberg, all of who have given keynote addresses at MAAP conferences. He will be traveling the furthest to attend our annual event as he a student at Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Fun is Good
Mike Veeck is a nationally renowned speaker,
entrepreneur, college professor, marketing, promotions
and advertising expert as well
as an owner of several successful
minor-league baseball clubs and
the business consulting firm,
Fun Is Good.