Updated on January 7, 2022

General Information

When and where will the 2022 Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education be held?

The Carnegie Foundation’s 2022 Summit on Improvement in Education is scheduled for March 27–29 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. The general conference begins with an opening keynote at 4:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 27. The conference’s closing keynote will end no later than 3:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, March 29. We encourage you to keep this in mind when booking your travel.

Pre-conference courses require an additional fee and are only open to those registered to attend the general conference in person. These sessions will be held on Sunday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT.

What happens if the 2022 Summit is cancelled?

Carnegie Foundation will not cancel the 2022 Summit. Should circumstances no longer allow for an in-person conference, we will pivot to a fully virtual Summit experience, as was the case for our 2020 and 2021 events. In-person registrations will automatically switch over to remote registrations. Refund of the difference between registration fees may be requested. Registrants who choose not to participate remotely may request a refund for the full registration fee.

The Carnegie Foundation is not responsible for travel, lodging, transportation, or other fees paid independently of conference registration.

Will there be a 2022 Summit Digital Library?

Summit registrants (both in-person and remote) will have access to recorded sessions for on-demand viewing via the Summit Digital Library.  Please note that not all Summit sessions will be recorded.

Registration Information

What are the registration fees for the Summit?

The standard rate for the Summit general conference is $995 for in-person attendees and $595 for remote attendees. Special rates are available for groups ($895 for in-person and $495 for remote) and full-time teachers and students ($695 for in-person and $395 for remote).

Registration for a pre-conference course is an additional $625 and only available to those attending the Summit in-person. See the Registration page for more details.

How can I add/cancel a pre-conference course to my existing registration?

To add a pre-conference course to an existing registration, please contact Summit Registration (summitreg@carnegiefoundation.org).

You may change your pre-conference course selection if space permits, or transfer your pre-conference registration to another person, by emailing SummitReg@carnegiefoundation.org. Transfers must be requested by the original registrant, with the collaboration of the new registrant, using this form. The transfer is not complete until the new registrant receives a confirmation email from Summit Registration.

Cancellation requests received before February 26, 2022, will receive a full refund minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellation requests received on or after February 26 are ineligible for a refund.

I registered as a remote attendee but would like to attend in person. What do I do?

You may change your mode of attendance (in person or remote) at any time by emailing SummitReg@carnegiefoundation.org.

From remote to in-person registration: Registrations will be charged the difference between the in-person and remote registration rate.

From in-person to remote registration:  To be refunded the difference between registration rates minus a $100 processing fee, registrants must request this change by March 11.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellations completed prior to March 12, 2022, will receive a full refund minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations completed after March 12, 2022, are ineligible for a refund except in the case of a family death, illness, or other extraordinary circumstance. Requests in such circumstances must be emailed to SummitReg@carnegiefoundation.org, and refunds will be subject to the $100 processing fee. Refunds are limited to conference fees paid and do not include any travel, lodging, transportation, or other fees paid independently of conference registration.


What types of payment methods do you accept for registration?

Credit card, check, or purchase order (PO) are all accepted forms of payment.

Payment by Check: All checks should be made payable to the Carnegie Foundation and include a copy of the registration confirmation email and/or the first and last name and organization of each registrant that the check applies to. Within 30 days of registration, please mail payment and documentation to: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Attn: Summit Registration Accounts Receivable, 51 Vista Lane, Stanford, CA 94305.

Payment by Purchase Order: Within 10 days of registration, please email your PO to AR@carnegiefoundation.org.  Be sure to clearly state all registrants’ first and last names on the PO.

If you would like to pay for your registration by Purchase Order or Check, please register by March 4th. After this date, we will only be accepting credit card for payment.

Special Needs

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We will make ever effort to accommodate those requiring a special lunch meal. When you register, please indicate your dietary restrictions under the “Attendee Information” section.

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