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7th Annual Miami Schools Fair and Conference to gather leading educators and experts on October 5 in Miami 

·      Renowned lecturer and author Tal Ben-Shahar will deliver a keynote speech on rethinking education. 

MIAMI, September 6, 2019 – BKB Moms is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Miami Schools Fair & Conference, taking place Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bayside Pavilion, Mercy Campus (3641 South Miami Avenue, Miami). The Fair & Conference is a half-day gathering exploring different educational and school options in Miami.


At the conference, parents will be able to hear about school and preschool options and learn from experts about relevant topics including: preschool philosophies; private schools’ admission processes; public school choices: magnet, charter, community; multilingual and international programs; special needs and other key topics to help parents choose the right school for their children. 

“Since its inception, the Miami School Fairs & Conference has sought to set the stage for a conversation on rethinking education in a changing world,” said Victoria Kenny, Director of the Miami School Fairs & Conference. “Many experts have touched upon the keys for unlocking social, emotional and academic growth in the 21st century.”

This year’s conference will be anchored by a special keynote address by Tal Ben-Shahar, the internationally recognized author and lecturer who has taught some of the most popular courses at Harvard University on topics such as “Positive Psychology” and the “The Psychology of Leadership.” Ben-Shahar is a serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of the Happiness Studies Academy (HSA)PotentialifeMaytiv, and Happier.TV. In the keynote presentation, presented by the Centner Academy, Ben-Shahar will speak on rethinking education and integrating happiness into the education equation.

This year’s Platinum Sponsor is the Centner Academy, a new private school in Miami's Design district that offers foreign language immersion and a values-based education, opening in September 2019. Mercy Hospital is the host sponsor of the event and has supported the initiative since 2013.

This year’s national supporter is GreatSchools, the leading nonprofit which provides school information and parenting resources throughout United States. 

At the expo, parents will be able to meet face-to-face with educators and representatives from diverse schools. Participating schools and partners have included among others:

  • Gulliver Schools

  • Alexander Montessori

  • Palmer Trinity

  • Miami Country Day

  • Riviera School

  • Sunset Elementary

  • Early Learning Coalition

  • School Choice & Parental Options, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (Magnet Schools Representative)

  • The Parent Academy/Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Ada Merritt K-8 Center

  • Brickell International Academy

  • Downtown Doral Elementary Charter School

  • The Gordon Schools of Beth David Congregation

  • La Piazza Academy

  • Mater Grove Academy

  • The Mandelstam School

  • Palmetto Bay Academy

  • Pineview Preschools

  • St Stephen’s Episcopal School

  • St. Philips Episcopal School 

  • St. Thomas Episcopal Parish Church & School

  • Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School

  • Tiniciti

  • The Roig Academy

  • Fusion Academy

  • Morningside K-8 Academy

  • Young Men’s Preparatory Academy

  • Miami Children’s Museum

  • The Learning Experience

  • Lighthouse Early Learning Academy

  • G. W. Carver Elementary School 

  • KLA School

In its seventh consecutive year and presented by BKB Moms, the Miami Schools Fair & Conference brings together leaders from Miami schools, academics and technology visionaries to share how to empower, inspire and educate in the 21st century.

For more information, please visit Facebook: @Bbkbmoms Twitter & Instagram: @miaschoolsfair



BKB Moms is a community organization for moms led by moms. Their mission is to provide and exchange information, tips and local benefits for moms; creative activities for children; resources for families; and service projects that benefit the Brickell, Key Biscayne and surrounding communities. BKB Moms brings together key actors to foster open information about education and community initiatives. Victoria Kenny, founder of Miami Schools Fair & Conference and Director of BKB Moms is a passionate former Cambridge IGCSE Business Educator. 

Mercy Hospital is Miami-Dade County’s only Catholic hospital located in Coconut Grove and a recipient of the MAGNET award for nursing excellence. Established in 1950, Mercy Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care and improving the health of the diverse communities in Miami. With 32 Private Patient Rooms in ER, a Maternity Suite featuring a 9 bed Labor & Delivery Unit and 19 Private post- partum rooms with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, and a Level II NICU providing 24/7 physician coverage, Mercy is here to meet all of your family health care needs.


Centner Academy founded by serial entrepreneurs and philanthropists David and Leila Centner, Centner Academy is a new, multilingual and multicultural language immersion school dedicated to cultivating emotional intelligence, happiness, mindfulness and well-being in children. The school's mission is to help shape young people into adults who are not only confident and poised to succeed but who have the character and skills needed to make the world a better, kinder and more loving place. This philosophy strongly influences the curriculum’s five key pillars that include language mastery, leadership, character, mindfulness and life skills.


Opening on September 3rd, 2019, the academy will initially serve children between the ages of two and a half and six years old. The progressive independent school is located at 4136 North Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida. For more information, visit




Victoria Kenny 
Phone: 305.801.4431

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