Keynote Speaker

Speak Up!
This uplifting and inspiring keynote will ask each administrator to speak up to bring his or her school or district closer together. Using equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives is simply another way of saying love and respect for all is critical in schools and in life. Administrators will be asked to speak up and not allow a positive and unifying issue such as equity, diversity, and inclusion to build “barriers” in their schools and community when they can use this issue to build the kind of welcoming, all-inclusive place everyone deserves. 

Each administrator will be asked to speak up on two important fronts:

First, they will be encouraged to speak up for students who cannot speak up for themselves. This simply means Speaking Up regarding ways to make every student feel welcome and respected in their building or district.

Secondly, and most importantly, administrators will be highly encouraged to Speak Up and involve all stakeholders in deciding some of the best ways to make everyone feel a part of the school community.

Each administrator will leave realizing they must Speak Up but also lead a discussion that gets everyone else to speak up about what their community needs to do to help all students feel welcome and respected. This ensures the ideas are homegrown and appropriate for their area and not be attributed to outside influences driving the common sense, loving and caring strategies being used in their school or district.

It is difficult to argue with a strategy that teachers, students, PTA members and community leaders developed or had a role in developing that explains the way they want all children of their community treated. However, it all starts with administrators having the courage to Speak Up about the need to embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion as simply a way to show respect and love for all students.

About Larry Bell
Larry Bell's lifelong dedication to teaching began at Gar-field High School in Woodbridge, VA, where he passionately educated students for 15 years, including some of the most challenging ones. His commitment to reaching every student led him to become the Supervisor of Multicultural Education for Prince William County Schools in Virginia, where he introduced innovative programs and initiatives, funded by a federal grant. Over the past two decades, Larry has shared his expertise with educators nationwide and internationally, elevating student achievement, enhancing classroom management, and reigniting the joy of teaching among teachers and administrators. His impact extends to schools and districts across the country, where his strategies continue to yield impressive results. Larry Bell's mission is to inspire and empower educators to be their very best.

Registration now closed 
Join us on January 30 at the Galt House's East Tower starting at 8:00 a.m. to register on-site.

Registration Includes: Summit sessions, meals, materials & networking reception held Monday, January 29 at the Galt House Hotel.

Location: Galt House Hotel, East Tower/2nd Floor, Louisville

$299 - member
$399 -nonmember

Lodging: Book your lodging for the Galt House Hotel in Louisville here by January 14, 2024
Room Rate: West Tower -$125 • East Tower -$145

Parking: $20 East Tower Garage

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Cancellation Policy
Should you find you need to cancel your registration for an unforeseen reason, cancellations will be accepted through January 16, 2024, but must be submitted in writing via email (, or by fax (502) 875-4631, or mail to 87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

An administrative fee of $39 will apply to offset the cost of materials prepared and purchased on your behalf.

A refund cannot be issued for cancellations after January 16, 2024 or for no shows at the event January 30 due to commitments KASA must make to the hotel and other suppliers on your behalf. You are welcome to substitute a school leader in your place, member/nonmember rate will apply.

*Written cancellation or substitution is required to protect both KASA members and staff from the uncertainty and misunderstandings that may occur because of cancellations made by phone during a hectic work period.

For questions regarding your registration, please contact the KASA office (800) 928-5272.