The 2015 Mega Conference, Nevada Ready! Supporting Nevada Educators and Students to be Ready for Success, will be held April 24 – 26, 2015, at Harvey’s Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, at Stateline and will offer quality professional development on how to provide effective instruction using innovative practices in the classroom and school setting. This year’s opening keynote speaker will be Dr. Russell Quaglia, who is recognized globally as a pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student aspirations and student voice. Described by national news media as America’s foremost authority on the development and achievement of student aspirations, Dr. Quaglia’s innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications, prominent international speaking appearances, and a successfully growing list of aspirations ventures. Additional keynote presentations and breakout sessions will be offered that focus on Early Childhood Education, Brain Learning, Technology in the Classroom, Teacher/Student Readiness, College/Career Readiness, the Common Core, the Nevada Educator Performance Framework and Achievement Gap Reduction in Special Populations. Presenters will include educators from across the state and the nation, including the renowned International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE).