The 2020 HighScope Conference has been cancelled. Read our update regarding concerns over COVID-19.

HighScope’s International Conference keynote speakers share stories of personal advocacy that inspires attendees to take positive action to ensure bright futures for every child. Each year, our speakers are topical and motivational, making the keynote address a can’t miss event during the conference.

The 2020 HighScope International Conference Speaker

Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams is an author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, when she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. Abrams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States.

Abrams is a champion of high-quality education from cradle to career. As the top Democrat in the Georgia Assembly, she worked with colleagues across the aisle to save universal pre-K from proposed cuts amid budget shortfalls following the Great Recession.