Summit on Improvement in Education

The third annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education was held March 22-24, 2016. Read the blog series from the 2016 Summit or see a summary of the #CarnegieSummit story on Storify.


March 27-29, 2017


San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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The 2017 Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education is scheduled for March 27-29, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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2016 Summit Program

summit_coverThe 2016 Carnegie Summit offered inspiring keynotes, sessions with actionable takeways, hands-on pre-conference workshops, and numerous networking opportunities.

For more information, download the 2016 Summit program.

Why a Summit on Improvement?

Our education institutions confront increasing pressure to educate all students towards much higher educational goals than ever before. This is driven by demands for a more engaged citizenry, for higher levels of knowledge and workforce skills, increased global educational and economic competition, and the need to prepare for the rapid societal changes brought about by technology.

These expectations exist in an environment of limited resources and the challenges of engaging more and diverse students. Absent a more responsive, agile approach to research and development, our educational achievements will never meet our aspirations. We need to accelerate how the education field learns to improve.

Who should attend the Summit?

Summit attendees will come from across the education field, from kindergarten to higher education, practitioners to policymakers, funders to researchers, and many others. See the list of organizations sending representatives to the 2016 Summit.

Summit attendees are:

Dedicated practitioners.

You are deeply embedded in the day-to-day experiences within schools as teachers, principals, superintendents, coaches, and development professionals. You are eager to have actionable ideas to help students and teachers achieve success.

Key stakeholders.

You have the power and the desire to make changes within policies, funding systems, and professional development opportunities that could better the education system through improvement science.

Active innovators.

You are already pioneering new problem solving techniques, solutions, and technologies that can be incorporated into improvement science and inspire others to think outside the current system.