Virtual Enspire Conference is a Success

The ongoing pandemic forced most conferences to pivot to a virtual experience in 2020, including the 6th Annual Enspire conference.  This year, Enspire Fall Fest was held on several days from October 17 through December 5 and welcomed more than 400 educators from across the country. 

The conference featured terrific speakers throughout the fall including Dena Simmons, who kicked things off in October with a keynote about race and equity in the classroom; Heather McGowan who delivered a thought-provoking keynote on the future of work; and Kim Bearden, who engaged attendees with her keynote, "Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done." Ashlee Ammons wrapped up the conference in December by sharing her entrepreneurial journey and leading a workshop on the importance of networking.

Other conference highlights included students pitching their products at the first ever virtual Young Entrepreneur Market, mini-grant information sessions, and the Scrappy Hour Creativity Challenge led by Nicole McGee of Upcycle Parts Shop.

Most sessions were recorded and can be found on the Enspire Conference YouTube Channel.