The ODA Speaker Series brings national and international leaders in education and childhood development to Cleveland to discuss the problems and possibilities confronted by our kids every day.

Our goal is to enrich, enliven, and deepen the conversation about what these kids need to be successful. Whether these speakers are sharing the experience of children refugees, lambasting the failure to let kids make mistakes, or reflecting on the pursuit of justice for future generations, these thought-provoking speakers challenge all of us to do more for our kids.

Coming this Fall

Past Speakers

2016

Alfie Kohn | Author & Lecturer

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2015

Jonathan Kozol | Educator, Writer, & Activist

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2014

Luoung Ung | Human Rights Activist & Author

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