OLD Distinguished Speaker Series

For over 20 years, the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) attracts more than 1000 educators per year from 5 local counties and over 30 regional school districts.  Internationally renowned speakers, authors and consultants have been inspiring participants to make a difference in their classroom, school and community.

The Distinguished Speaker Series seminars offer you:

  • Research-based teaching techniques and strategies on a variety of topics

  • Practical and purposeful information that directly relates to your profession

  • Networking opportunities

  • Grade level and content area breakout session guided by experienced facilitators

Registration fee includes all materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Graduate academic semester units and Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for an additional cost. See 'Related Links' box for more information.


Saint Mary's College
Soda Activity Center
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575

Driving directions & campus map

Agenda: view here

2015-2016 Seminar Schedule and Video: view here

Register & Pay:

If you work for a public or private school or are an SMC student or alumni: Click here to register

If your registration fee is being paid through a purchase order (PO # needed) Click here to register


If you are a guest (guest code needed)Clink here to register

Note: On-line payment must accompany this registration form. You are responsible for payment and seeking reimbursement directly from your district or school.

For more information, please read DSS Frequently Asked Questions, or email DSS coordinator at: jhh3@stmarys-ca.edu.