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2022 Star Educator Conference

Leadership Seminar
Thursday, August 4 | 10am-4pm

PEI Conference Center
974 73rd St, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Star Educator Conference
Friday, August 5

West Des Moines Marriot 
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Conference Summary
Keynote Speakers
Conference Schedule
Hotel Information
Sponsors & Donors
Silent Auction
Conference Registration
Make it a Family Weekend!

Conference Summary

Can physical activity improve the academic achievement of your students? Can motion enhance general health and wellbeing? Can movement decrease stress, anxiety, depression and other symptoms such as ADHD in an individual?

Just 50 years ago the idea that the adult brain can change in any way was considered nonsense. Researchers accepted that the immature brain is malleable, but also believed that it gradually hardens into a permanent structure by the end of childhood. Also, it was generally accepted that humans were born with a finite number of brain cells, and that the brain was incapable of regenerating itself. Damage or injuries could never be fixed.

Nothing could be further from the truth! The brain's ability to change is called neuroplasticity.

Dr. Joe O'Tool will be our guest speaker at the Leadership Seminar and Star Educator Conference on August 4-5.

Those in attendance at the Leadership Seminar will receive the book "Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain", by John J Ratey, MD. The Leadership Seminar will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Thursday).

Dr. O'Tool will continue developing the presentation on Friday, August 5th at the Annual Star Educator Conference.

Make plans now to join us on August 4-5 for this one-of-a-kind conference experience!

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joe O'Tool

Dr. Joe O'Tool will  be our guest speaker at the  Leadership Seminar and Star Educator Conference on August 4-5.

Those in attendance at the Leadership Seminar will receive the book "Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain", by John J Ratey, MD. The Leadership Seminar will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Thursday).

Dr. O'Tool will continue developing the presentation on Friday, August 5th at the Annual Star Educator Conference.

Dr. O'Tool structures his life and work based on the phrase, "step up. Change lives. Inspire hope."  He will be speaking from his passion and belief that no one is too old to grow and everyone should love their life.  He will inspire all those in attendance to consider how their own life's journey can be transformed through the body-mind connection.

As a clinician, Dr. O'Tool loves working with patients with complex or unsolved brain issues. Bringing cutting edge research-informed care to central Iowa is one of his many passions. He is founder of Lifestream Brain & Body Clinic (Ankeny) and co-founder of Brain Performance Pro (2022), the only clinic in Iowa offering a concussion-prevention NeuroVisual Training program.

Dr. O'Tool holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and is board-eligible for his post-doctorate in functional neurology.

Conference Schedule

  • Schedule TBA

Hotel Information

With confirmed Conference Registration you will receive links to access discount rooms at the following hotels:

Marriott - Jordan Creek
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Courtyard of Marriott - Clive
1520 NW 114th Street
Clive, IA 50325
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Annual Silent Auction

Silent Auction items are being added daily! Here is a peek at just a few of the donors who have contributed so far!

Online bidding will open Wednesday, August 3 at 8AM and end Friday, August 5 at 1PM

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Make it a Family Weekend!

This year's conference is designed for the family!

  • It includes discount room rates with Marriott Jordan Creek or Courtyard of Marriott in Clive.
  • We have reserved 100 tickets to the Friday evening I-Cubs baseball game which includes fireworks! The tickets are on a first come first serve basis.
  • Watch for updates as we are also securing discounts across the metro for your Saturday Family Fun Day!