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Alan Blankstein

Alan Blankstein

Keynote Speaker: President of the HOPE Foundation, Award-Winning Author & Educational Leader

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Alan Blankstein Biography

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option®: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the Book of the Year award from Learning Forward. Alan is Senior Editor, lead contributor, and/or author of 18 books, including Excellence Through Equity with Pedro Noguera, (In Press). He also authored some 20 articles in leading education print including Education Week,Educational Leadership, The Principal, and Executive Educator. Alan has provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major U.S. Ed Org, and throughout the UK, Africa, and the Middle East. Alan has served on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, and the Jewish Child Care Agency, where he once was a youth in residence.

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Alan Blankstein Videos

Petersburg Rising Official Sizzle Reel
How I Became Involved in Equity - Alan Blankstein - YouTube
One on One with JC Hayward - Alan Blankstein - YouTube

How to book Alan Blankstein?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alan Blankstein for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alan Blankstein, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alan Blankstein or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Alan Blankstein?

Booking fees for Alan Blankstein, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alan Blankstein, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Alan Blankstein?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alan Blankstein for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alan Blankstein for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alan Blankstein or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alan Blankstein or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Alan Blankstein is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Education, Teacher Motivation and Education Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alan Blankstein for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Alan Blankstein generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jaime Casap, Liz Dozier and Doug Lemov. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alan Blankstein for an upcoming event.

Alan Blankstein Videos

Petersburg Rising Official Sizzle Reel
How I Became Involved in Equity - Alan Blankstein - YouTube
One on One with JC Hayward - Alan Blankstein - YouTube

Alan Blankstein Speaking Topics

  • Failure Is Not an Option ®: Six Principles of Highly Effective School Teams

    This presentation focuses on how to build leadership communities within and between schools and districts, how to create schools where failure is not an option, and what it takes to turn schools around and continually improve schools and entire districts that are already good. Content is based on two decades of research and one decade of field-tested practice in districts throughout the world – much of which is encapsulated in the award-winning Failure Is NOT an Option ®, (Third Edition released at the Convention) and the newly released The Answer is in the Room: How Effective Schools Scale Student Success. It’s not about Common Core – it’s about Common Implementation. While CCSS, Professional Standards, RTL and many other initiatives du jour have our attention, the secret to tackling them all is in the lead team that is capable of shaping school culture and advancing instruction system-wide. This requires relational trust, clarified purpose, and a common language, method and framework for action. This engaging, humor-studded session is for leaders at all levels. It provides a foundation for creating a high-performing school culture, and leadership teams throughout the district capable of handling almost any challenge.

  • The Answer is in the Room Where Failure is Not an Option®: A Foundation for Creating a High-Performing School Culture

    Presentation on how to build leadership communities within and between schools and districts, how to create schools where failure is not an option, and what it takes to turn schools around and continually improve schools that are already good. The session is for everyone and is an engaging, humorous keynote that provides a foundation for creating a high-performing school culture based on Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles that Guide Student Success in High-Performing Schools. Examples go from teaching to leadership strategies. Content is based on two decades of research and one decade of field-tested practice in districts throughout the world – much of which is encapsulated in the award-winning Failure Is Not an Option ®, and the newly released The Answer Is in the Room: How Effective Schools Scale Up Student Success.

  • How Quality Changed the Course of US Education, How We’ve Lost Direction & What’s Next

    The “quality movement” in U.S. education began in the late 1980’s and soon became what is now commonly called Professional Learning Communities. Award-winning author and Founder of both Solution Tree and the HOPE Foundation, Alan Blankstein has the inside story on the rise of this movement, where it is today, and a vision of what is on the horizon. Backed by two decades of practical research and field-tested approaches and drawing from his classic texts Failure Is Not an Option and The Answer is in the Room, Blankstein provides a clear, compelling picture of what is possible in these challenging times and how to go to the next level.

How to book Alan Blankstein?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alan Blankstein for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alan Blankstein, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alan Blankstein or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Alan Blankstein?

Booking fees for Alan Blankstein, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alan Blankstein, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Alan Blankstein?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alan Blankstein for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alan Blankstein for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alan Blankstein or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alan Blankstein or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Alan Blankstein is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Education, Teacher Motivation and Education Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alan Blankstein for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Alan Blankstein generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jaime Casap, Liz Dozier and Doug Lemov. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alan Blankstein for an upcoming event.

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