Spark Series

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A convening for thought leaders

The Spark Series (formerly known as the Spotlight on Education Series) ignites San Diego educators through world-class, cutting-edge, visionary thinking. It is a venue for site administrators, teacher leaders, central office administrators, university students, professors of education and business leaders to hear insights and perspectives from respected thought leaders in education.

Watch the video on the right to learn more about the Spark Series, and see below for information on our 2017-2018 Spark Series program as well as links to purchase tickets!

2017-2018 Spark Series Speaker Lineup

ashanti branch headshot October 19, 2017

Ashanti Branch, MEd

Founder & Executive Director

Ever Forward Club

kevin wang headshot January 25, 2018

Keving Wang, MEd

Founder & Ringleader


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Chris Emdin, PhD

Associate Professor

Columbia University

Author and Public Speaker

Ticket Information

Season Pass: $120, includes a ticket to each of the three Spark Series events

Single Event Ticket: $50, October 19, 2017 with Ashanti Branch


*Limited single event tickets for Jan. 25th with Kevin Wang and May 2nd with Dr. Chris Emdin will be available two months prior to each event. Purchase a season pass for guaranteed tickets to all three events, we expect the Spark Series will sell out once again so don't miss out!