Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting technology and culture readiness within the learning environment. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. While in college, he started a company, iSchool Initiative, which focuses on empowering students with a voice. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 45 states and 11 countries, allowing him to reach an audience of over 300,000 people! He has been featured on CNN, Hufﬁngton Post and Forbes. In 2011, he was the winner of Google Young Minds competition; in 2012, he was invited to the White House for Education Datapalooza; and in 2015 he won the GA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Travis is quickly becoming one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.
Learn about the roots of iSchool Initiative and how it all started.
"Travis talks to teachers as if he has been doing it for a decade. He is comfortable, funny, and loaded with insights on how mobile technologies can be of value in an educational setting. His session on iPads drew a packed house in a large auditorium, and people were buzzing about his ideas as they left."
— Cory Tresler, Director of Virtual Learning, Beaufort District, SC
#1 Becoming a Global Problem Solver
The tools and resources our students have at their disposal has created a need for a new set of skills. How can we develop students who can solve problems that technology can't? Take a journey with Travis Allen to see what it takes to be a Global Problem Solver, and explore the power of student voice.
#2 Are kids losing their ability to problem solve?
We have to ask questions in today’s classroom that can’t be googled. Why? Because any question that can, requires no critical thinking or problem-solving skills to solve. Join Travis Allen as he paints a vision for what learning could look like when students are challenged to find their own problems to solve and take ownership of their learning.
ISTE Interview on Empowering Students
South Korean Documentary by KBS
Campbell Unified SD Keynote 2018
Keynotes for middle school students in Clark County, NV
News Clip - Barcelona, Spain
"I attended Travis' presentation at the Palm Beach School District tech conference, and he had every teacher in the room eating out of his hands. His passion shows in everything that he does, and he has the smarts to back it up. I look forward to hearing another one of his presentations."
— Adam Bushman, Marketing Director at ParentLink
Speaking Engagements in over 40 states and 8 countries
Keynotes and Featured Sessions
"I had the pleasure of seeing Travis Allen present at the Palm Beach Tech Conference in March of 2011. Travis talks to teachers as if he has been doing it for a decade - he is comfortable, funny, and loaded with insights on how mobile technologies can be of value in an educational setting. His session on iPads drew a packed house in a large auditorium, and people were buzzing about the ideas as they left. Travis is a dynamic presenter and I suspect will be a favorite on the education circuit for years to come."
— Ruhston Hurley, Executive Director at Next Vista for Learning
"I met Travis at the Mobile Learning Experience in Phoenix in 2010 and was impressed with his iSchool Initiative and the ideas he has for the use of mobile technologies for learning. His is a voice we all should listen too, as it is one of the few student voices out there trying to make the case that K-12 (and post-secondary) learners should have input into what technology they should be able to use for learning and how to use it. Expect to see great things from Travis and his iSchool Initiative in the near future."
— Mark Hooft, Sponsored Programs Administrator at Kent State University