I've been given the job of helping to organise a one day conference for a big cluster of primaries in my area. The audience will be heads, teachers and TAs. Everyone is agreed that we need a good strong keynote speaker who will energise, motivate and inspire the audience, remind them why they went into teaching in the first place, help them work out how they can still deliver top quality stuff in these dark days of cuts/Gove madness and general hand-wringing - oh, and perk them up after Christmas (it's January 2012). Anyone heard any good speakers lately? Or been on a course that got them back buzzing with ideas? Any thoughts welcome on this subject.