What Others Have Said:



I have had the pleasure of having Julie keynote at Forumeduca, the leading private education event in Spain and Latin America. She is a great speaker that connects at all levels with the audience with a clear and attractive message delivered with a smart sense of humour.

Educardo Berrocal

Founder, ForumEduca

Madrid, Spain

Julie Smith was the central source we used for a web series on media literacy and problems to look out for. She captivated the audience, was voluminous in her knowledge but presented it in a totally engaging and accessible way. Julie manages to be super-smart and super-approachable at the same time. She jumps off the screen and off the page.

 Judd Slivka

Director of Digital Content


Phoenix, AZ


Julie Smith is a refreshing, energetic, and knowledgeable speaker on all things media – especially online misinformation. She was able to tailor her presentation to different audiences such as middle school students and parents along School District Leaders in Southern California. I highly recommend her to spread her message to all those that use or are impacted by social media and digital information. 

Mr. Gerard “Gary” Reller

President, Region 19

Association of California School Administrators

Riverside, CA


Julie Smith is the most engaging evangelist for media literacy I know. Her audiences come away empowered and enthusiastic and prepared to be savvy citizens of our digital world.

Kathy Kiely

Lee Hill Chair of Free Press Studies

University of Missouri School of Journalism

Columbia, MO


Julie Smith is engaging, funny, and her content is always up-to-the-minute and highly relevant. We keep bringing her back due to participant requests.

Matt Weld

Director of Innovation and Technology

Illinois Group Five

Collinsville, IL


Julie was an inspiring presenter and kept the audience engaged during every minute of her session. Also, the contents she presented were extremely interesting and useful for participants. Her energy and her way to connect with the audience was amazing. Julie, thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge with us.

Inma Angurell

IAETD Conference Organizer

Valencia, Spain


One of Julie’s greatest strengths is the ability to boil down complex issues into memorable nuggets of information.  She always brings fresh ideas and has a knack of drawing anyone in the room into a relaxed but thought-provoking conversation.

Megan Lynch


KMOX Radio

St Louis MO

From MASL Keynote October 2023
What was your favorite session today? Why?
  • I’m not sure I have enjoyed them all! The keynote was amazing, I loved the collaboration groups, and learning new resources. It was a great PD! Thank you for all of your hard work! It was worth the drive!
  • Keynote
  • Either the keynote or Book Repair 
  • Julie because I learned so much and how to use it in my library.
  • Julie Smith, AI is the hottest topic and it was great to get her perspective 
  • Julie Smith- SO much great information!! 
  • AI keynote 
  • Everything, wish they were recorded so we could see all breakout sessions
  • The keynote  
  • The keynote presentation   
  • Either the book repair or the round table were my favorites and I thoroughly enjoyed Julie Smith! 
  • The keynote speaker was awesome! 

Riverside California, July 2022:


St Charles, MO  July 2022:


Jerseyville, IL  January 2022:

  • “I usually hate PD but you were great.”

Corning, NY on November 19, 2021:

  • “One of the best workshops I have attended, extremely informative with loads of info to take back to my colleagues.”
  • “The presenter was pleasant to listen to and extremely knowledgeable, I was impressed.”
  • “Excellent speaker, there is so much more we could learn from her. I’m glad we had the full day.”
  • “I don’t know where to start, every detail was so timely, so interesting and so important.”
  • “She was a fantastic speaker and I enjoyed the training.”

Zoom event, Madison County IL Schools, Nov 16, 2021:

  • This was the BEST workshop I have attended.  I learned so much about the internet and social media.  The time went by so fast.
  • She was so informative.  I really enjoyed her presentation.
  • Julie is great at presenting – she keeps your attention.
  • Julie is just a great lecturer. The info she presented was so relevant.

You are fun to listen to. Your knowledge and easy going nature made the hour fly by.

Great session, both in content and delivery. Your manner shows you to be a thoughtful teacher: standing at the door to greet people as they came and left; walking around the entire room while speaking. It is obvious how much you care about the subject and how important it is for our society. Thanks!

Possibly the best session I went to at CUE18. Learned new things, gained ideas that are practical to use immediately.

“Your presentation skills were amazing – my two colleagues and I were all really impressed at how entertaining you were during a day where it was easy to zone out due to info overload. This is especially tough with a room full of teachers, so kudos to you!” – Krista Gardziella, Gary School

You are nothing short of amazing.  You may very well be the most impressive speaker at NISOD this year.

Thank you this was the best session I have been to this year!!

I have to say your presentation was fabulous! It was my first session of the conference and a wonderful way to start things off.

Loved your ideas, your energy, and your cheerful willingness to share. Best wishes as you continue to share you wisdom.  You do have “the goods!

I just wanted to thank you personally for your presentation “Fact or Fiction? Bogus or Bonafide? Activate Your Classroom’s Internal Lie Detector”.  Your presentation was engaging, informative, and inspiring.

From 9th grade boys:

“She was fun. I liked how she never used the word cyber bullying”  
“She was very involved and a great speaker talking to our point of view”
“She was enthusiastic and was super confident! She shouldn’t change a thing”

Hello.  I was in your session yesterday afternoon in Wichita.  I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for the wonderful information!  You were a delight to listen to and learn from.  The session was informative, useful, enlightening, and valuable.  I am so happy that I was able to be in that room! 

“The segment by Julie Smith was the best of the entire conference.”

“Julie Smith’s session was packed, fun, fast and I walked away with TOOLS. Her energy was amazing, it was unlike any conference session I’ve attended. Wish she had given five more sessions, frankly.”

‘”Julie Smith’s session was by far the best I attended. She was engaging, utilized the tools she was presenting in the presentation, and provided numerous strategies for utilizing technology in the classroom. She also seemed to be the only one ahead of the curve, meaning she was well versed in innovative methods rather than strategies that seemed somewhat outdated.”

“Julie’s passion was contagious and I loved her engagement.

Thank you, Julie.  This was probably one of the best sessions of the conference!!!”


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