2017 MOREnet Annual Conference

Monday Morning Keynote - Drew Minock


Drew is a global education evangelist and rising star in the world of educational technology and motivational speaking. He currently serves as the Outreach Manager for the world’s leading augmented reality developer, DAQRI. Drew helps lead and establish DAQRI mission­-driven programming to attract and serve multiple audiences in support of our Corporate Social Responsibility charter. He is also the Co-Founder of the internationally popular education blog Two Guys and Some iPads and AR Detroit, a local augmented reality meet up. Minock’s award-winning blog www.twoguysandsomeipads.com has quickly become popular worldwide, reaching 700,000 visits from around the world to date! Drew has also co-launched the iTunes News and Noteworthy education podcast “The Two Guys Show” to inspire educators to reach new heights. Drew is an International Education Evangelist and Keynote Speaker for Best-Keynote.com, a first-rate coalition of speakers and consultants fully dedicated to moving the world of education to positive, new directions. He was the 2016 recipient of Eastern Michigan’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award and 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Education Nominee.

Tuesday Featured Speaker - Tom Krause

Tom Krause 

Since 2001, Tom Krause's reputation has continued to grow on the motivational speaking circuit. Tom currently presents for hundreds of clients nationwide and overseas. Standing ovations are the norm as audiences spontaneously react to Tom's inspiring performances. Tom's presentations empower people to success and happiness in life using three principles Tom has taught for over thirty years. Be Yourself - Believe In Yourself - Don't Be Afraid to Go For Your Dreams!

Tom is the author of Touching Hearts-Teaching Greatness, A Teen's Guide to NOT Being Perfect, The Little Boy's Smile and a contributing author to many books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Wednesday Featured Speaker - Melissa Straub

Melissa Straub

Private Investigator and social justice advocate, Melissa J Straub is a highly experienced and credentialed professional within the investigative and consulting arena since 1993 and is a licensed Private Detective in the State of New Jersey. In addition, Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre Law and Master’s Degree in Counseling and New Jersey & New York State School Counselors certifications, enabling a deeper understanding of current social justice and child advocacy issues. Armed with advanced technical certifications, she is able to provide a technical “spin” to a vast array of investigative scenarios. Melissa will present on Social Networking, Cyberbullying and The Internet: Navigating in The Digital Age.

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