Future of Florida Summit
FOF Summit Details

FOF Summit Details

FOF 2024 Details

The Summit will take place in person in February 2024, at the University of Florida. Accommodations for students traveling from out of town will be arranged as needed. The specific dates will be released in Fall 2023.

FOF 2023 Speakers

Public Policy Workshop:

Dr. Teresa Cornacchione, Lecturer and Civic Engagement Coordinator, Bob Graham Center of Public Service

Chris Emmanuel, Director of Government Relations, University of Florida

Friday Dinner Keynote:

Dr. Norin Dollard, Researcher, Florida Policy Institute

Saturday Lunch Keynote:

Katherine Perriel, Statewide Organizer for Criminal Justice, American Civil Liberties Union

Impacts of Testing & Evaluation on Schools Panel:

Taylor Gilfillan, Director of Data Analytics, Evaluation & Accountability, Alachua County School Board

Dr. Corinne Huggins-Manley, Associate Professor of Research and Evaluation Methodology and Associate Director of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, University of Florida

State Representative Susan Valdes, Member of the Florida House of Representatives (District 64)

Challenges to Teacher Retention Panel:

Wantanisha D. Morant, Executive Director of Human Resources, Marion County Public Schools

Brittany Honeycutt, Associate Director of International Programs at Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Carmen Ward, President of Alachua County Education Association and representative on the Florida Education Association Governance Board, Alachua County

School Choice and Educational Disparities Panel:

Kay Abbitt, Co-founder of Boulware Springs Charter School and Board Member, Alachua County School Board

Dr. Anntwanique Edwards, Chief of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Alachua School Board

Ron Matus, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, StepUpforStudents

Curriculum Beyond Core Classes Panel:

Dr. David A. Canton, Director of African American Studies Program, University of Florida

Dr. Marshall Haning, Associate Professor and Area Head for Choral Music Education, University of Florida

Dr. Jon Rehm, K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, Alachua County Schools