Summit on Improvement in Education

The sixth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education will be held on April 16-18, 2019. 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 16-18, 2019
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Registration for the 2019 Summit will open in September 2018.


April 16–18, 2019


San Francisco Marriott Marquis

2019 Request for Summit Presentation Proposals

Share your work to transform education at Carnegie’s sixth annual Summit on Improvement in Education. Applications are due August 3, 2018.

We are accepting proposals for the following session strands:

  • Improvement Science in Practice
  • Networks in Practice
  • Leadership for Improvement

Lead Meaningful Change

Strong, effective leadership is critical to breaking through the status quo to transform our education system. Summit participants will discover opportunities to improve and grow alongside other like-minded leaders committed to achieving widespread, meaningful change in education.

Gather insights, learn lessons, and receive encouragement from other leaders who have successfully taken this path. The diversity of backgrounds and experience within this extraordinary community makes this education conference unlike any other.


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 are sending representatives to the 2018 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.




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.