The Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education is a three-day professional learning experience designed to break down traditional silos and bring together researchers, practitioners, administrators, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists.

The opening keynote kicks off the general conference, which includes more than 100 breakout sessions, opportunities to view more than 70 posters, four keynotes that will inspire and challenge you, and numerous chances to network with colleagues during receptions, lunch roundtables, and more. Summit attendees connect and collaborate with each other, leveraging improvement science to make education better for every student, everywhere. See the Agenda for an overview of the Summit schedule.

Attendees can customize their Summit experience by registering for site visits on Tuesday, March 31 and/or pre-conference courses on Wednesday, April 1. Site visits and pre-conference courses each require a separate registration fee, and please note that enrollment is limited.


April 1–3, 2020


San Francisco Marriott Marquis


Site Visits

site visitsExperience improvement approaches in action
New this year, the Carnegie Summit will offer the opportunity to participate in full-day site visits on Tuesday, March 31. Participants will visit education and healthcare enterprises that have been deeply engaged in transformational change. Each site visit is designed as a powerful professional learning experience that will provide first-hand observations of improvement in practice.

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Pre-Conference COURSES

networkDive deep into topics that matter
Pre-conference courses are full-day, hands-on learning experiences held prior to the opening keynote. Whether you’re seeking an introduction to improvement science or an in-depth exploration of how to develop and use measurement and data to support improvement, kickstart your Summit experience with a pre-conference course.

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breakout sessionsCustomize your Summit experience
Choose from more than 100 interactive breakout sessions that delve into the “how” of improvement—from “How to Scale Up Without Screwing Up” to “Improving How Early Career Teachers Learn.” Learn from improvers who are getting results and apply the power of improvement science to your own community.

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Poster Sessions

Engage with leaders and practitioners
Explore posters representing a wide array of improvement efforts and discuss that work with presenters. Poster sessions provide the opportunity to build your network of dedicated improvers and learn from and with others in the field.

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