HSC Conference 2019

Lisa Betts-LaCroix

Lisa Betts-LaCroix is a speaker, actor, podcaster and dancer. 

A champion of radical educational reform, Lisa Betts-LaCroix co-founded of a network of 350+ San Francisco Bay area families who independently educate their children outside of traditional school; the group sets new precedents for community-based, independent learning for high-ability kids. 

Her Free Learning Dinner Salons brought together diverse groups of VCs, angel investors, innovative educators, and startup entrepreneurs, and in 2016 she co-produced and hosted Innovation Ed 2016 which attracted hundreds of individuals and organizations committed to transforming learning. 

Lisa also had an early advisory role at Uncollege, and helped create the curriculum for their Hackademics camps and The Gap Year program.

Lisa independently-educated her now college-aged son and teen daughter. She speaks on Meta-Learning and the Future of Education (SXSWedu, Under 20 New York Summit, Thiel Fellowship Retreats, Creative Live, HSC Annual Conference, etc) and has been featured in Wired Magazine and on CBS News and Swiss TV for her role as a prominent leader in the independent learning movement growing out of Silicon Valley.

As a film and tv actor, Lisa has appeared in featured roles in over 100 television, radio and news pieces including on CBS, CTV, MGM, Universal and 20th Century Fox. She has produced and hosted 60 episodes of the Super Power U Podcast, a show featuring long-form interviews with inspiring men and women in wide-ranging fields to reveal the mental models and tactical skills needed for mastery. She also 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.