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#EIE18: Celebrated Author Chip Heath to Speak to the Power of Moments

• Patricia Levesque


I’m always inspired when smart researchers have a talent for translating complex findings into compelling reads. To me, that’s the mark of a big thinker, a skilled communicator and a passionate advocate for new ideas. It’s also someone I want to hear more from!

Every attendee at this year’s National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18) will get that chance when Stanford professor, behavioral researcher and celebrated author Chip Heath takes the stage.

Chip’s most recent book, coauthored with his brother, Dan, is The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, the book explores why brief, even momentary, experiences have the power to jolt us…elevate us…and change us.

Chip is a great storyteller, and I love how the book opens: with a captivating story about a school! The school’s founders put a simple but remarkable idea into place—and in doing so inspired students, parents and their entire community to embrace the power of a quality education.

That example got me hooked, and I poured through the book. I’m therefore thrilled that Chip will be speaking to us in person at the National Summit. Based on his research, he’ll be offering practical tips for creating powerful moments to help make smarter choices, inspire others and lead transformative change. I’m excited to learn how we, in education policy, can put that power to use for the benefit of all students.

Whether you’re attending the entire National Summit or joining for a day, I know Chip will challenge each of us with compelling and thought-provoking ideas. His session – exclusive to attendees only – may be THE moment that inspires your next great act on behalf of students.

About the author

Patricia Levesque @levesquepat

Patricia is the Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. She served as Governor Jeb Bush’s deputy chief of staff for education, enterprise solutions for government, minority procurement, and business and professional regulation. Previously, Patricia served six years in the Florida Legislature in the Speakers Office and as staff director over education policy. Contact Patricia at