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WLMA 2016 Conference Keynote, Banquet Speakers & OSPI Candidates Forum

Breakfast Keynote: Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founder and chair or co-chair of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the School Leadership Summit and the Global Education Conference, Library 2.0, the Future of Museums, Gaming in Education, and the Homeschool Conference.


Dinner Banquet Keynote: John Schumacher
Cool, Loud, and Everywhere: Being a Book Advocate

John Schumacher

John Schumacher (AKA Mr. Schu) is nationally known for his expertise in children’s literature and for igniting a passion to read. He will share his experiences in promoting a culture of reading among students, staff, and parents. John Schu's keynote and appearance are made possible through partnership with Scholastic.

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 OSPI Candidates Forum

OSPI CandidatesCandidates for Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Erin Jones will be joining us for a Question and Answer forum at 7:45pm. This free event will be the culminating activity of our two day conference, and the candidates will answer a variety of questions submitted by WLMA members and from the Washington State PTA. Come hear their thoughts on school and library funding, providing equity for all students and increasing parent involvement.