I speak to audiences about reclaiming agency over learning and life.

See my most recent talks:

“Micro-Schools; The Future of Education”

In the face of a world which tells us to give our power over to experts, teachers and institutions, I want you to know that we live in unprecedented times so that  HOW (and even WHAT) you learn is yours to create. For Life!

“ChangeAGEnts; Re-envisioning our Later Years”



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Popular Speaking Topics

Video of Meta-Learning (clip)

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Video of Quantified Self

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“Lisa’s Rock your Talk workshop is a powerful asset to anyone looking to communicate a vision. I came away with more tangible skills that I still use almost every day. She has helped shape the way I communicate and also given me simple tools to help others communicate more compellingly. I highly recommend Rock your Talk!”

-Eric Glustrom, Watson University


To find out more or to inquire on dates and appearances please contact Lisa@LisaBL.com


Selected Past Speaking Events

Innovation Education 2016, Micro-Schools; The Future of Education, 2016

Passion Co. SHINE, ChangeAGEnts; Changing the Face of Age, May 2015

The Journey Talks, From Breast-Feeding to Ballroom Dance, Oct 2014

Thiel Fellowship New York Under 20 Summit, Rock Your Talk, Nov 8, 2013

Uncollege Gap Year, Rock Your Talk, October 10, 2013

Thiel Fellowship 20 Under 20 Retreat, Rock Your Talk, Sept 21, 2013

PG Retreat, The Future of Education, July 6, 2013

Thiel Foundation Under 20 Summit, How To Be a Self-Directed Learner, June 2, 2013

SXSWedu, Debate, College or Uncollege?, March 5, 2013

CreativeLIVE, Online Course, Meta-Learning segment on Hacking Your Education, Feb. 2, 2013

Hackademics Camp, San Francisco, Meta-Learning, January 12, 2013

Scholar Search, The Harker School, Homeschooling Panel, Dec. 9, 2012

Hackademics Camp, San Francisco, Meta-Learning, October 27, 2012

Thiel Fellowship 20 Under 20 Retreat, Meta-Learning, Sept 29, 2012

Free Learning, Charles Rivers Ventures, The 5 C's of Education, Sept 20, 2012

Quantified Self Conference 2012, Stanford U, More Tales of Weight Tracking, Sept 15, 2012

Hackademics Camp, San Francisco, Meta-Learning, August 1, 2012

PG Retreat, Colorado Springs, Disrupt_Ed: Recreating Learning for the 21st Century, July 3, 2012

Quantified Self Silicon ValleyTales of Weight Tracking, May 3, 2012

PG Retreat, Colorado Springs, Learning Outside the Lines, July 4, 2011

Exquisite, Living an Exquisite Life in the Face of Death, April 25, 2011

HSC Conference, Sacramento, Family Problem-Solving, CA Aug 2011,

PG Retreat, Colorado Springs Colorado, Community-Based Learning, July 4, 2010

Speaker Bio

Lisa Betts-LaCroix is a speaker, writer and outspoken advocate for radical alternatives to living and learning. She's been featured in 100+ television, radio and news pieces including CBS News, the Financial Times, MGM, Universal and 20th Century Fox.  As a film and tv actor, she's worked with household names like Norman Jewison, Angela Lansbury, Adam Beach, Kathy Bates and David Carradine and she holds a World Title in Pro-Am American Rhythm ballroom dance.    Lisa is passionate about finding new ways to support people create their own path in the uncharted waters of the future world and believes that embracing agency over one’s living and learning path is a privilege and a right.