Kenneth Wesson has been a keynote speaker for educational organizations, administrative groups and state school boards. In addition to being a former administrator in higher education, he is also a former faculty member, a former school board member, as well as a former educational consultant for Stanford Research Institute. He continues to work with educators around the world. He my be just the professional you are looking for to provide a keynote address or workshop for your organization or institution.

If you have attended a recent conference sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics (NSTA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) or one of the growing number of state STEM organizations, you may have seen his name listed in the program as a keynote speaker or a featured speaker at that conference.

He has frequently spoken on how the brain learns, STEM/STEAM, access and equity, and the instructional benefits of merging the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and research from cognitive science. Collectively, these new standards will produce a “whole child” ready for college and/or a career in the 21st century.

Five years ago, Wesson delivered the keynote address at the first national STEM conference in the US. In 2016, he delivered the opening address at the first International STEM conference in Dubai. He has also addressed the following conferences or organizations:

· Academic Language Mastery Conference
· Alabama Governor’s Summit on Mathematics and Science Education
· Alabama Science Teachers Association                                  
· Alaska Science Teachers Association
· American Museum of Natural History
· American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
· American Society for Microbiology
· American Society for Investigative Pathology
· Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences)
· Arizona Science Teachers Organization
· Arkansas Association of Education Administrators
· Arkansas Leadership Academy
· Arlene Shmaeff Memorial Education Lecture
· Baker University
· Brain and Learning Symposium
· The Brain Expo
· California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators
· California Association of Bilingual Educators
· California Child Development Administrators Association
· California Community Colleges Association
· California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
· California Kindergarten Association
· California Mathematics and Science Partnership
· California Math Council
· California Science Teachers Association
· California Science Center
· California STEM Symposium
· Carnegie Science Institute (Washington, DC)
· 21st Century Community Learning Centers Multi-State Conference
· Colorado Association of Science Teachers
· Colorado Charter Schools Association
· Colorado Council of the International Reading Association
· Dekalb County Science Educators
· Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series
· Early Childhood Education STEM Conference
· Genesee County Superintendents and Administrators 
· Georgia Science Teachers Association                                   
· Georgia STEM Forum
· Glennville State University
· Great Teachers Seminars
· Hampton University School of Pharmacy
· Head Start Association
· Hawaiian Association for Counselors and Educators in Government
· Hawaii Association of Science Teachers
· Hawaiian Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
· Hoosier Association of Science Teachers
· IBM Corporation
· Idaho STEM
· Informal Science Education Association of Texas
· Integrated Learning Institute
· International Brain Education Association
· International Symposium on Electronic Art
· K-12 Alliance/WestEd
· Kansas Association of Teachers of Science
· Kentucky Association of Science Teachers
· LAUSD Elementary Science Symposium
· Learning and the Brain
· Louisiana Science Teachers Association                     
· Los Alamos National Laboratories Foundation
· Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
· Maine Science and Literacy Conference
· Martin University
· Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals
· Maryland Association of Science Teachers
· Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists
· Michigan Association of School Boards
· Middle East North Africa International STEM conference
· Mills College
· Mississippi Science Teachers Association
· Models School Conference
· NASA SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academies)
· National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
· National Science Foundation’s Systemic Initiatives for Math and Science
· National Science Research Council
· National Science Teachers Association
· National Symposium for Scientists and Engineers
· Nevada State Science Teachers Association
· New Hampshire Afterschool Programs
· New Mexico Science Teachers Association                
· New Mexico STEM Conference
· New York City English Language Learners
· NGSS Summit
· North Carolina K-12 STEM Conference
· North Carolina Science Teachers Association
· North Dakota School Boards Association
· North Dakota Science Teachers Association
· North Dakota STEM
· NSTA STEM Forum and Expo
· Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges
· Oregon Science Leadership Academy
· Oregon Science Teachers Association
· Pennsylvania ASSET program
· Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association
· Pioneer RESA Summer Leadership Conference
· Science Education Administrators and Policymakers Institute
· Science Education Council of Ohio
· Science Teachers Association of New York State
· Science Teachers Association of Texas
· Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees (SEPA)
· South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators
· South Carolina Science Council
· South Carolina STEM
· South Carolina Coalition for Math and Science
· Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering
· STEM Education Excellence for the 21st Century
· STEM Leadership Institute in Washington, DC
· STEM Learning in Action
· STEM Learning Summit (VA)
· Summer Institute for the National Academy of Sciences
· Tennessee Science Teachers Association
· Tennessee STEM
· Texas Regional Collaboratives for Science and Mathematics
· University of Richmond
· Utah Science Teachers Association
· Virginia Association of Science Teachers
· Virginia Science Leadership Learning Association
· Virginia STEM Conference
· Washington, DC STEM
· West Virginia STEM
· West Virginia Science Teachers Association
· Wisconsin STEM
· Wyoming Math and Science Teachers Conference

 (Please feel free to contact any of these organizations for feedback on his speeches.)

Over the past two decades, he has worked with most of the leading international educational organizations for American and International schools, including the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA), the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), and the Near East South Asia schools (NESA). For each of his audiences around the world, central to our conversations has been how educators seek to impact the same object – the human brain. As you plan your next conference or professional development event, please consider adding Wesson to your list of potential speakers. 

Topics for Keynote Addresses and Workshops

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