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“Disruptive Innovation” Expert Clayton Christensen to Address National Summit on Education Reform



The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) today announced that Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and disruptive innovation expert, will address the 2017 National Summit on Education Reform on Thursday, November 30 in Nashville, Tennessee. ExcelinEd’s flagship event, now in its 10th year, convenes leaders from across the nation and around the world to share strategies to improve the quality of education for each and every child.

Professor Christensen is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth, and his ideas have been widely used in industries and organizations. He is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and co-founder of Innosight, a consulting firm that uses his theories of innovation to help companies create new growth businesses. Christensen is also the founder of the Christensen Institute, a non-profit think tank whose mission is to address complex societal problems such as healthcare and education.

Professor Christensen is the best-selling author of eleven books and several hundred articles, including The Innovator’s DilemmaDisrupting Class and his newest release Competing Against Luck. A biannual poll of thousands of executives, consultants and business school professors in 2011 and again in 2013 named Christensen as the most influential business thinker in the world. He received the 2015 Edison Achievement Award for his significant and lasting contributions to innovation.

Governor Jeb Bush will open the National Summit’s content-rich agenda with a keynote address on Thursday, November 30. The Summit will focus on reform topics of educational opportunity, innovation and accountability in general sessions with nationally renowned speakers, targeted strategy sessions and hands-on workshops featuring policy experts, legislators and educators sharing proven and next generation policy solutions for improving learning for all students.

Each year, the National Summit on Education Reform serves as a strategic convening for leaders who want a timely, comprehensive overview of all elements of transformative education policy. The unique gathering equips them with the knowledge, know-how and a network of experts to champion students in every classroom across America. Last year’s National Summit convened 1,045 education leaders from 47 states, with 94 percent of attendees praising the event as “outstanding” or “above average.”

Visit the National Summit website for details on this year’s event and to register. Follow @ExcelinEd on Twitter for the latest news and updates, and use #EIE17 to join the National Summit conversation.