Innovation Summit

Innovation Summit 2024

August 1-2, 2024
Branson Convention Center
200 Sycamore Street in Branson MO 65616


Keynote Speakers

Jamie Meade

Jamie Meade
Aug 1st

Join national consultant and presenter, Jamie Meade as she shares the science of hope! The science of hope is rapidly evolving alongside the field of neuroscience, which reveals the power of hope inside all of us! Hope is more than passive, wishful thinking. Hope empowers us to establish meaningful goals, navigate life’s uncertain, ever-changing pathways, and act with agency. In this keynote message, Jamie will share her latest research in the new science of hope, why hope matters for students and educators, and how hope is essential for visionary leadership.


Dr. Tina H. Boogren
Aug 2nd

Last year, national consultant and expert voice on educator wellness, Tina Boogren, left us wanting to learn more about this important work and we are excited that she is able to join us again this year to continue the journey! Don't miss Tina as she shares more knowledge and strategies on how educators at all levels and backgrounds can bring their very best selves to their students each day and have a big impact on those around us. We will leave this keynote feeling inspired and motivated as ready to kick off a new year with success.


Thursday, Aug 1st

7 AM

Continental Breakfast Available

8 AM


8:45 AM


9 AM

Opening Remarks & Keynote

10:30 AM

Breakout Session 1

11:15 AM

Lunch on Your Own

1 PM

Breakout Session 2

2 PM

Breakout Session 3

3 PM

Breakout Session 4

Friday, Aug 2nd

7 AM

Continental Breakfast Available

7:45 AM


8:30 AM

Breakout Session 5

9:30 AM

Breakout Session 6

10:30 AM

Opening Remarks & Keynote

12:15 AM

Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

Call for Vendors

We invite you to be a part of our GOCSD Innovation Summit, the premiere educational conference in Southwest Missouri. We have 3 sponsorship tiers and a selection of additional touch points to allow you to personalize your participation in our event.

Sponsorship Tiers

Innovation Summit 2023

What Attendees are Saying

Great job! Session lengths are concise and I appreciate the variety of classes and the level of expertise of the presenters.


Great event! Love the inspiration going into the school year.


The keynote speaker was fantastic and her message is so timely and necessary for teachers to hear.


The professional level of the Summit ranks in comparison to many national conferences.


The facility was great. The organization was great. The keynote speakers were great. I love the community. The vendors were all great and very inviting.


The key note speaker was incredible. I loved learning and seeing the implementation of strategies I can easily add to my classroom.


Quality of the keynote speakers both days was excellent. High energy, engaging and relevant . Very impressed.


Love the prizes!


Knowledgeable presenters and great networking!


I appreciate the variety of presentation topics offered.


GOLearn Professional Learning Framework

GOLearn Framework

Our GOLearn PL Framework provides an overview of the learning experiences we offer. This systems approach supports continuous improvement and allows members to identify the offerings that meet their needs, providing a personalized experience. It includes three strands: Systems Thinking, Safe and Collaborative Culture, and Highly Effective Teaching and Leading.

We use the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning when designing our experiences to ensure that we provide professional learning that leads to high-quality leading, teaching, and learning for students and educators.

Review our GOLearn Framework to identify sessions that meet your needs, see what sessions are currently open for registration on our PL Events webpage, and access the content in our on-demand catalog to start learning now.