Speakers, in order, included:
- Blakely Bundy, DEY Co-Director, introducing the program and the speakers.
- Dr. Diane Levin, Senior Advisor of DEY and professor at Wheelock College in Boston, speaking about the challenges facing education today and DEY's response to them
- Dr. Marcy Guddemi, until recently President of the Gessell Institute at Yale University, currently a national consultant, based in Florda, and a member of DEY's Advisory Board, speaking about recent brain research about the importance of play in brain development
- James St. Clair, former kindergarten teacher in New York and Boston and a member of DEY's National Advisory Board, discussing how kindergarten has changed over the years, primarily due to the mandates