Speak Up logo

Speak Up America 2016

Speak Up America, a campaign that celebrates past, present, and new Speak Up participants, will run twice in 2016! This event features Speak Up 2016 preliminary data snapshots, recognition of top participants and opportunities to win free conference registrations and multiple chances to receive a classroom or school grant!

Speak Up America 2016 opportunities are Nov 7th to 11th and again December 5th to 9th – great weeks for schools and districts to participate in Speak Up!

National Speak Up Day

Share 15 minutes of your time for the future of education on National Speak Up Day, November 9th!

We’re hosting National Speak Up Day again this year! If you are looking for one day during which to encourage your students, teachers, and parents to take the Speak Up 2016 surveys, this is a great day to do it! National Speak Up Day also the day after Election Day this year; a day when everyone should Speak Up for education issues!

Back to top

Photo and Video Challenge

Our annual Speak Up America Photo and Video Challenges are as popular as ever, with five opportunities to win a $200 classroom/school grant!

In order to enter the challenge, take a picture with the Speak Up 2016 participant badge or film a 15-30 second video explaining to the next President why using technology for learning is important. Post your entry Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Youtube (or by email to lchu@tomorrow.org) with the hashtag #SpeakUpsnapshot (photo challenge) or #VoicesofSpeakUp (video challenge).

Winners will be selected from entries submitted November 7th to 11th and again from November 12th to December 9th! We will also select one overall photo winner at the end of the survey period in January. Lots of opportunities to show your Speak Up spirit!

Back to top

Free National Conference Registrations

Thanks to our good friends at AASL, AASA, Blackboard, CoSN, iNACOL, ISTE, and NASSP, we are giving away free conference registrations to a few lucky districts! Check out the opportunities below:


AASL National Conference & Exhibition

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering a free registration to one school librarian, plus their administrator, to AASL’s National Conference, November 9-12, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ.

National Conference on Education

National Conference on Education

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is offering one free registration to their 2017 National Conference on Education in New Orleans (a $1,000 value for non-members).


BbWorld 17

Blackboard is offering a free registration to BbWorld 17 July 25-27, 2017 in New Orleans.

CoSN 2017

CoSN 2017 Annual Conference

CoSN is offering one free 2017 Annual Conference registration (a $649 value for non-members)!


2017 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

iNACOL is offering one free registration to the 2017 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium (an $810 value for non-members). (Check out the 2016 symposium going on Oct 25-28.) 


2017 National Principals Conference

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is offering one free registration to the first-ever joint conference of NASSP and NAESP, the National Principals Conference (a $795 value for non-members).

We will randomly select winners for each registration from schools and districts who submit the most surveys during Speak Up America Week! Good luck!

Back to top

Free Regional Conference Registrations to CETPA, CUE, LEAD3, ICE, MASSCUE, METC, NCCE, NETA and TCEA.

During Speak Up America 2016, the awesome folks at CETPACUEICE, MASSCUE, METC, NCCENETA, and TCEA are offering free conference registrations! Check out the opportunities below:


California Districts: CETPA is offering a free 2017 conference registration!


California and Nevada Districts: Our good friends at CUE are offering free 2017 conference registrations and memberships (a $320 value each) to one California district and one Nevada district!

LEAD 3.0

California Districts: CUE is also offering one free registration (a $400 value) to the Lead3 Symposium for administrators!

Indiana Connected Educators

Indiana Districts: ICE-IN is providing a free registration to their 2017 Indiana Connected Educators (ICE) Conference.


Nebraska Districts: NETA is providing a free registration to their Spring 2017 conference in Omaha in April.


Texas Districts: TCEA is providing a free registration to TCEA 2017 in Austin.


Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington Districts: Our friends at the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) are providing a free registration ($375 value) for their March 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon.


Massachusetts Districts: MassCUE is also offering one free registration (a $165 value) to their Fall 2017 conference.


Missouri Districts: METC is offering a free 2017 conference registration! Their conference will be held February 13-15 in St. Louis.

Back to top

Preliminary data snapshots

Stay tuned for special snapshots of Speak Up 2016 preliminary data!

Back to top

Speak Up is generously underwritten this year by the following innovative companies

Apex Learning Blackboard Brain Pop Dreambox Qualcomm Wireless Reach Rosetta Stone Scholastic