Summit on Improvement in Education

The seventh annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education will be held on April 1–3, 2020. This three-day event brings together a diverse and vibrant community of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and policymakers dedicated to accelerating improvement in education.


April 1–3, 2020


San Francisco Marriott Marquis


Learn to Improve

Summit attendees choose from more than 100 breakout sessions led by leaders in the field. They may also select from pre-conference courses that explore how to efficiently and effectively apply evidence-based knowledge to the continuous process of solving practical, on-the-ground problems. And NEW for 2020, Summit attendees can also engage in full-day site visits to education and healthcare improvement enterprises in advance of the general conference.


“This is always a highlight of my professional year because I learn things that inform my practice every day.”

Be Inspired

In the words of past Summit attendees, keynotes are “powerful,” and full of “rigorous, interesting, relevant, and useful content.” Don’t miss out on this year’s keynote speakers:

  • Anthony Bryk
  • Francesca Gino
  • John B. Diamond and Amanda E. Lewis
  • Father Gregory Boyle

Build Your Network

The Improvement Summit breaks down traditional silos and brings together researchers, practitioners, administrators, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists in conversation so that we can work collectively toward making education better for every student, everywhere. Build your network of dedicated improvers through receptions, lunch roundtables, and poster sessions.




“Absolutely awesome experience. I love the common focus around getting better at getting better.”

Focus on Equity

The 2020 Summit will prioritize equity in improvement work, with a focus on elevating underrepresented voices. We are committed to increasing the racial diversity of the Summit community. It is only by leveraging diverse perspectives that the improvement community will be able to forge effective solutions for the education system’s most persistent problems.