Summit on Improvement in Education

The fifth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education is scheduled for April 3-5, 2018. This three-day event brings together a diverse and vibrant community of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and policymakers dedicated to accelerating improvement in education.


Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education
April 3-5, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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Request for Summit Presentation Proposals

We are now accepting presentation proposals for the 2018 Carnegie Summit. The proposal deadline is July 24, 2017.


April 03-05, 2018


San Francisco Marriott Marquis

2017 Carnegie Summit in Review

2017 Summit programThe fourth Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education was held March 27-29, 2017. Watch the keynote videos and see the Summit photo gallery on the 2017 highlights page.

For more information about the program and sessions, download the 2017 Summit program.

Meet The Global Demand For Higher Learning

Global economic competition continues to rise, driving the demand for higher levels of knowledge, superior workforce and technological skills, and more engaged citizens.

The Summit showcases the best models for enacting education reform based on proven methods of the improvement sciences — valuing inquiry and evidence instead of intuition and anecdotes.




Immerse, Discover, Collaborate

Summit participants come from all sectors of education from kindergarten to higher education, practitioners to policymakers, and funders to researchers. Check out the list of organizations that sent representatives to the 2017 Summit.

Learn from successes and missteps. Acquire and test drive the principles, skills and tools of improvement science. Start forging partnerships or team up with existing networks of innovators that are committed to closing the achievement gap for the increasing number of disadvantaged and underserved students.




Create An Education System That Promotes Social Justice

Carnegie Summit When it comes to educating young people, there’s a lot that our field knows about what can work. But we still struggle to effectively put those practices in place to improve teaching and learning for all students, regardless of where they live, the color of their skin, their family income, or their ethnic background.

Summit participants include schools, districts, and organizations using improvement science to make educational equity a reality. Join us to connect with these and other change makers working to provide exceptional outcomes for all students.