Ashok Dudhat
On this day you will meet some of the bravest souls I know to help you celebrate the holy work of education and talk all things trauma, loss, relationship, and most importantly, joy. Joy is a choice, and oh do we have the line-up to BRING it. I can’t even tell you how excited I am. Friends—we have a host for the day (what?!)—the powerhouse influencer, Carrie Doll will walk us through the day, holding the big energy and big emotion, like only she can. We have a frggin DJ—you heard me. A DJ. Mikey Dubz is a runner by day and a DJ by night and he will keep us rockin. The line up, you ask!? We will start the day with a great woman who taught me the biggest lesson I’ve learned about honouring the First Nation’s Culture, Heather Beaver. She will welcome us with a land acknowledgement. Then I am so honoured to be your opener, setting the stage for two of the best educators in the business: LaNesha Tabb (apron_education) and Naomi O'Brien (readlikearockstar) who talk culture and bias like I've never heard it before. Next up: funeral director and grief expert, my friend Jeremy Allen. (insert deep breath). Then, I will sit down with the co-author of my next book, the incredible Laurie McIntosh (mrsmacskinders) to talk all about the strategies of Teachers These Days! And cue the drums and electric guitars. Our closer? The one and only Joe Dombrowski (mrdtimes3). Comedian, teacher, advocate for all things diversity, reconnector of the world, and funniest dude I know will leave you with a full soul. Can you even? If you have anything left, Joe, Laurie and I will take the stage LIVE together and in a question and answer panel discussion. IF you snag a very VIP ticket, there is an additional hour of live INTERACTIVE hour of content with Mr. D and I (and any other speakers we can convince to join us. It will be epic.