Join Us at the 2016 Ignite Innovative Education Summit

By: Tina Shaffer

Don’t miss your opportunity to channel your inner astronaut while you learn, grow and share your experiences with other educators at our Ignite Innovative Education Summit! Taking place at Space Camp® in Huntsville, Alabama, July 20 – 23, Ignite is an opportunity to collaborate and learn from educators, creativity experts, astronauts and industry experts who are passionate about reimagining education in order to prepare students for the future workforce.

This year’s conference will feature more than 40 engaging, action-oriented workshops where you will discover the best STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) learning practices that can be easily incorporated into a classroom setting. Ignite will also feature keynotes by Scott Barry Kaufman, Ron Beghetto and Linda Larsen.

Registration for Ignite 2016 is $495 and includes workshops, keynotes, meals, transportation from your hotel to all events, and admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® museum.

For more information, contact Kris Beisel at [email protected].

Ignite 2016 Keynote Speakers:


Gregg MaryniakGregg Maryniak
Gregg Maryniak is the Secretary of the XPRIZE Foundation and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. He co-founded XPRIZE and served as the Foundation’s first Executive Director from 1997 through 2005. For more information on Gregg Maryniak, click here.


Scott Barry KaufmanScott Barry Kaufman
Dr. Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and researcher who believes that imagination and creativity can change the world for the better. For more information on Dr. Kaufman, visit www.scottbarrykaufman.com.


Ron BeghettoRon Beghetto
Dr. Beghetto is an international expert on creativity in education settings. He works to help students and teachers reclaim creativity in schools. For more information on Dr. Beghetto, visit www.ronaldbeghetto.com.


Linda LarsenLinda Larsen
Larsen is an international award-winning speaker, author and former comedic actress who has appeared on television, films and on stage. For more information on Linda Larsen, visit www.lindalarsen.com.


For more information on our Ignite Summit, visit our event website at www.IgniteDI.org.