Getting Smart Speaking We're here to help inspire and invigorate your team on the future of learning, leadership and work.

The Getting Smart team is available for all types of speaking and moderating engagements such as keynotes, panel discussions, roundtables and workshop sessions. From learning to leadership, we can customize an engagement to fit the needs of your event and audience.

The Getting Smart Team is available for:

Conference keynotes
Panel discussions and moderated session
Professional learning workshop and webinars
School visits and school design sessions

What do we love talking about?

The Future of Work

 We discuss the ethical, economic and educational impacts of artificial intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution and unpack what this means for workers and learners.


We discuss the many benefits of design thinking, strategy and innovation, public-private partnerships, impact investing, mindsets and public policy.


We demonstrate and discuss innovative learning models and school design, personalized and project-based learning, design thinking, place-based learning, social and emotional learning, competency-based education, advisory systems, and formative assessment.

Who does the talking?

Tom - Speaking Engagements

Tom Vander Ark

Tom is a thought leader in the future of work and learning, leadership, impact investing, place-based education and more.

Rebecca Midles

Rebecca Midles

 transforming systems, learner-centered instructional frameworks & design, social and emotional learning frameworks, school and district culture, modern leadership design

Caroline Vander Ark

community leadership, marketing, social media

Eric Nentrup

student-centered instructional technology strategy, edtech, blended learning, competency-based learning

If you are interested in having a member of our team speak at your next event contact Allison at or fill out our speaking engagement survey below. For more information on Tom Vander Ark specifically, please visit