Helping students aspire to and prepare for great careers.

NYT Bestselling Author and Keynote Speaker on Education, Innovation and Career Learning.

About Vince

Education and the workforce are changing fast. Vince can help you adapt.

Dr. Vince Bertram is a global leader in K-12 education, innovation, and career learning. He is also a two-time New York Times bestselling author with his books Dream Differently and One Nation Under Taught. His personal mission is to help students aspire to and prepare for great careers.

Vince is a highly sought-after speaker and has given numerous keynote and commencement addresses and countless talks that have engaged and inspired students, educators, parents, policymakers, community organizers, and business leaders around the world.

“Your insights on the evolution of the college pathway for Gen Z were informative and thought provoking. I found it helpful as a parent to understand the changing world and to help us adapt to how we can best help our child succeed in the future. Thank you!”

"Vince Bertram was a featured speaker at numerous FAME events, including at our North American FAME Conference and AMT Live! efforts which drew international attendees. Vince captivated the STEM and workforce-oriented audiences, bringing his unique ability to illustrate in real, understandable, and frank terms the most crucial educational crises impacting us today. He is in the top tier of our most popular speakers."

Dennis Dio Parker | TOYOTA Motor North America & Founder of FAME

Speaking Engagements

Vince’s passion is helping students understand and aspire to career possibilities, navigate the complexities of the global workforce, and develop the skills necessary to succeed in it. He believes that students must be informed and empowered to Dream Differently about education and their future careers, educators must make learning relevant, lawmakers must embrace forward-thinking policies, and employers must engage and actively recruit students earlier.

“Your presentation was incredibly helpful, and I was so glad that my son was there to hear the message as well.”


Global Talks

Vince has given numerous keynote addresses to education and business audiences around the world:


Vince has consulted with organizations such the U.S. Department of State, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, countries including South Korea and Oman, companies such as Toyota and John Deere, State Departments of Education, community and state economic development agencies, non-profits, school districts, and universities.

Focus Areas


Parents and families are the primary influencer of student’s college and career choices. Vince will soon be announcing in-person parent seminars at locations across the country. These information packed sessions with live Q & A, will include topics such as: How has the workforce changed through the pandemic and what does it mean for my kids? What are my kids career options? Preparing for and education pathways; Is college worth it and education’s return on investment? Lowering your cost of higher education; and how to help students Dream Differently about their future.

Vince's Message to Students & Parents


Dear Students,

You are facing many important and sometimes overwhelming decisions about your future. What career do you want to pursue? What education do you need? How do you differentiate yourself and stand out? These decisions have serious financial and career consequences. My personal mission is to help you make informed decisions.

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