2021 Summit

Carnegie Foundation’s eighth annual Summit is scheduled for Sunday, April 25 through Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Building on the learning we gained in pivoting the 2020 Summit from a physical space to a virtual one, our 2021 conference will be a hybrid event of in-person and digital programming.

The in-person Summit will offer full-day pre-conference courses, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, a poster gallery, and networking opportunities. Running alongside the physical event will be a livestreamed experience with activity structures to facilitate remote engagement in breakout sessions and virtual networking activities. Learning opportunities for both audiences will be given equal attention, and all sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing in the Summit 2021 Digital Library by all attendees.

Request for Summit Presentation Proposals

You are invited to showcase the work you are doing to transform teaching and learning at the eighth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, scheduled for April 25-27 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

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Attendee Safety

We care deeply about the health and well-being of our Summit community. For those attending the in-person event, we will work closely with the Hilton San Diego Bayfront to ensure a safe on-site environment. We will also continue to monitor the pandemic and keep presenters and registrants informed about the actions underway to ensure our health and safety. If necessary, we will be prepared to pivot to a virtual Summit as we did in 2020.

Features of the Hybrid 2021 Summit

  • For in-person attendees:
    • Full-day pre-conference courses
    • Four thought-provoking keynotes
    • Breakout sessions scheduled concurrently throughout the two days
    • Poster gallery viewing
    • Roundtable discussions and meetups organized by topics and affinity groups
    • Networking receptions
    • Subscription to the 2021 Summit Digital Library for on-demand viewing of all the sessions’ recordings, slides, and resources
  • For remote attendees:
    • Live-streamed viewing of all keynotes and breakout sessions
    • Activity structures to facilitate remote engagement in breakout sessions
    • Opportunities for virtual networking—such as meetups, coffee chats, and happy hours—by topics and affinity groups
    • Viewing of pre-recorded poster presentations
    • Subscription to the 2021 Summit Digital Library for on-demand viewing of all the sessions’ recordings, slides, and resources

“I really liked the on-demand; live combination. Also, the ability to view the rest in my upcoming quarantine.... I am so excited. Would LOVE if future conferences had this ability as well.” –2020 Virtual Summit Attendee