Daniel T. Willingham, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia; Member, National Board for Education Sciences; Writer, “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” Column, American Educator; Author, Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning Is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy (2023), Why Don’t Students Like School? (2021, 2nd Edition), “A Mental Model of the Learner: Teaching the Basic Science of Educational Psychology to Future Teachers” (2017, Mind, Brain, & Education), The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads (2017), and Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do (2015)


Future-Ready Brains

NY Sheraton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 18-20, 2024

Digital Brains & Reading

Reading in a Digital Age

OPTION B: (Thinking Skills & Innovation)

Keynote IV: How to Teach Thinking Skills in an AI World

The Science of Teaching and Learning

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 17-19, 2023

The Science of Learning

Teaching Students to Teach Themselves: Empowering Children to Get the Most From Schooling

The Science of Reading

Getting Kids to Read in an Age of Distraction

The Science of Knowledge

Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 1-3, 2022

Keynote Address III: Why Students Need to Outsmart Their Brains to Succeed at School

Knowing Words & Reading

The Science of Reading: A Whirlwind Tour

The Science of Teaching During a Pandemic

Virtual Conference  February 20, 2021

Option One

Keynote: Helping Kids Teach Themselves

Learning How to Learn

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA  November 22-24, 2019

The Science of Deeper Thinking

Knowledge and Practice: The Real Keys to Critical Thinking