Summit on Improvement in Education

Update on Virtual Summit

March 24, 2020

Read the new announcement by Carnegie Foundation President Tony Bryk about the schedule and format of the virtual Summit.


March 31–April 3, 2020




The Virtual Summit 

The reimagined virtual format of the Summit will take place during the same April 1–3 timeframe withTony’s plenary kicking off the conference a bit earlier on the afternoon of March 31.Most of the program will be presented live via Zoom Meetings—this includes breakout sessions and keynotes—while other sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing. All sessions will be available to Summit participants through the mobile app 

Learn to Improve

The Summit has always been a place for improvers to learn from one another. We continue this tradition in our virtual convening. Available live via Zoom to Summit attendees will be more than 46 breakout sessions. In addition, 28 presentations and 51 posters will be available for on-demand viewing.


“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

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.




“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.