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National Summit


COMING SOON – Stay tuned for NEW videos from the ExcelinEd 2016 National Summit.

Organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), the summit is the nation’s premier gathering of education reformers. It provides state and local policymakers, education leaders and advocates with comprehensive information on evolving laws, new trends, successful policies and the latest innovations that are transforming education for the 21st century.

Last year’s National Summit was attended by more than 900 education leaders from 45 states. General session speakers included 66th U.S. Secretary of State and ExcelinEd Board Member Dr. Condoleezza Rice, President of the American Enterprise Institute Dr. Arthur C. Brooks and 2013 TED Talk prize winner Dr. Sugata Mitra.

Together with a first-class lineup of notable keynote and general session speakers, strategy workshops cover a variety of topics that feature panels of policy experts, local education leaders and state legislative leaders. By learning what is working— and not working— in other states and school districts, attendees can return home better informed and prepared to implement policies that will advance the achievement of their students.

The 2016 National Summit on Education Reform takes place at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, November 30 to December 2. Media registration is now closed.

Attendees leave the National Summit armed with the knowledge and networks to advance bold education reform in their states. This uncommon conference annually serves as a catalyst for energizing and accelerating the reform movement across the nation.

Annual agendas cover a wide range of topics, such as how to:

  • Measure and report the quality of education,
  • Hold schools accountable for learning,
  • Incentivize student achievement,
  • Use technology to customize learning for every student,
  • Recruit and retain the best teachers, and
  • Expand choices for parents and students.

Click on the icons below to view past agendas, and check out our Summit videos playlists for complete sessions, highlights and backstage interviews from last year’s event.

2015-summit-agenda     2014 Agenda2013 Agenda2012 Agenda 2011 Agenda     2010 Agenda

Additional Resources:

Scholarship Travel Reimbursement Form