2018 Summit Program

The Summit general conference includes over 40 sessions from four strand themes as well as a series of sponsor-hosted sessions, facilitated lunch roundtable conversations, and poster sessions. Session descriptions and other details will be posted as they become available.

Strand 1: Methods of Improvement Science and Networks
Strand 2: Improvement Science in Practice
Strand 3: Networks in Practice
Strand 4: Leadership for Improvement
Sponsor-Hosted Sessions
Lunch Roundtable Conversations
Poster Sessions

Date

April 3–5, 2018

Location

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Registration


Strand 1: Methods of Improvement Science and Networks

This strand focuses on building attendees’ capacity to practice improvement science and lead networked improvement communities (NICs). Most sessions are taught as “learning-by-doing” experiences intended to leave participants with practical techniques and tools to bring back to their organizations.


Strand 2: Improvement Science in Practice

This strand highlights practitioners and organizations who are using improvement science in systematic and organized ways to achieve better educational outcomes. Participants will learn how these groundbreaking organizations effectively turn knowledge into practice and systematically spread that knowledge so that practice improves reliably at scale.


Strand 3: Networks in Practice

As we look for ways to accelerate our ability to learn and improve educational outcomes for young people, networks have emerged as an increasingly popular strategy for organizing collective improvement work. This strand seeks to illustrate what it takes to bring a network to life and support it to reach its improvement goals. Presenters will share their experiences with key aspects of initiating and developing networks, such as engaging various types of stakeholders, collectively developing the charter for the network, and sustaining improvement.


Strand 4: Leadership for Improvement

The critical work of leadership is to bring about needed change. Transformational leaders are driven to break through the status quo and achieve new levels of performance. Leading improvement requires shifting norms and habits that are deeply ingrained in the culture of educational organizations. In these sessions, leaders who have taken on this daunting work will share how and why they led these efforts and what lessons they have learned along the way.


Sponsor-Hosted Sessions

Our sponsors understand that the Summit is more than a conference. It’s an opportunity to enhance professional knowledge, hear the latest thinking, network, gain direction, stimulate dialogue, and design and share best practices. It’s an opportunity to catalyze positive, sustainable change. We are grateful to our premier sponsors for sharing their commitment, their stories, and their work to achieve the change that our students need and deserve. The sponsor-hosted sessions are proof of the power of our Summit network.


Lunch Roundtable Conversations

These facilitated lunch roundtable conversations are an opportunity to share your experience and challenges and hear from others. Topics and facilitators will be posted prior to the Summit. Plan to come early as space is limited!


Poster Sessions

Explore posters representing a range of improvement efforts taking place across the world that are significantly contributing to our growing improvement community. View them in the poster gallery at your convenience or attend the three scheduled poster sessions when presenters will be at their posters to discuss their work and answer your questions.

 

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