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EE Summit 2020

Education Elements Summit 2020

May 13-15, 2020 | Hilton Austin, TX

Registration is now open


Register now to save your spot: Enjoy our Early Bird rate ($825) until 11:59pm PT on March 15th, and receive a water bottle as a welcome gift, while supplies last!



The premier event for district leaders who are transforming leadership, teams, and teaching & learning.

Join our diverse and vibrant community of innovative district and school leaders, student-centered learning practitioners, design thinkers, researchers, philanthropists, and change-makers, all dedicated to transforming education, for 2+ days of professional development and networking.

Follow The Summit on social media using the #EESummit hashtag! Follow Education Elements at @EdElements for all updates.


Strong effective leadership is critical to transforming our education system. The Summit is the place to spark new ideas, gain new insights, and inspire action. You’ll learn and collaborate with hundreds of other leaders and be able to catalyze change in your schools and communities.


Registration Information

Our 6th annual Summit will be held May 13th-15th, 2020 at the Hilton Downtown, Austin, TX.

The summit will bring together a vibrant community of innovative district and school leaders, student-centered learning practitioners, design thinkers, researchers, philanthropists, and change-makers, all dedicated to transforming education, for 2+ days of professional development and networking.

  • Super Early Bird: $725.00 - Includes a free Education Elements water bottle, while supplies last. Available through January 15th, 2020, 11:59pm PT.
  • Early Bird: $825.00 -  Available through March 15th, 11:59pm PT, or while supplies last.
  • Regular Price: $875.00   Available from March 16th - April 30th, 11:59pm PT, or while supplies last.

Special access links for free registration are available for our district partners. You should receive your access link by email. Please use that special link to register.

Registration provides you with access to all keynotes and breakout sessions, as well the Summit dinner and party on May 14th, and breakfast and lunch on the 14th & 15th. Spaces are limited for all pre-conference activities and will be assigned based on the order in which they are received until the activities are full. We will make our best efforts to give you your first choice but suggest you register early.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email summit@edelements.com

Keynote Speakers

Agenda Highlights

What to expect in this 2020 event

This three-day event will be full of dynamic and engaging sessions, inspiring and insightful keynotes, and tours of some of the most innovative companies in the area. The Summit provides an opportunity for attendees to join a national community of practice, share resources and insights with other leaders,  and build inspiration and knowledge to take back to their teams and communities.


Themes and Content

Personalized Learning: Everything you need to design, launch, implement and sustain personalized learning in your district or school.

Strategic Planning: The strategic planning process is as critical as the actual plan. The strategic planning process needs to be dynamic, responsive and focused on changes that are successful, sustainable and scalable.  These sessions will give you insight into how to run a powerful strategic planning process.

Team Dynamics and Habits: Based on the newly released book the NEW Team Habits, sessions will help you begin making changes to how you learn, how you conduct meetings, and how you run projects right away.

Innovative Leadership: What does it mean to be an innovative, responsive leader in your community? The most successful school and district leaders are those who have the tools and mindset to develop communities in which teacher-led innovation is fostered, supported, empowered and celebrated. Learn how to become a better leader through these sessions.

Teacher Retention: Teacher retention is one of the most challenging issues facing school districts today. While external factors such as federal and state funding, changes in the cost of living, and local employment opportunities have a dramatic impact on teacher retention, we do we believe that we can design internal innovations within these external constraints. We also fundamentally believe that teacher retention is closely linked to practices for teacher recruitment and training, and we need to bring in best practices for employee engagement and retention from other sectors if we are going to create meaningful and lasting change.

Summit 2020

Wednesday, May 13th

  • 11:00 Registration opens 
  • 1:00 - 4:30 pm Optional sessions with required pre-registration: Innovation tours/ New Team Habits Bootcamp/ Design Challenge Phase I 
  • 5:30:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Happy Hour 

Thursday, May 14th

  •  7:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast and KeynoteSparks1-small
  • 10:30 - 11:45 am SESSION I: Design Challenge Phase II + Workshops 
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch and Keynote  
  • 1:30 - 2:45 pm SESSION II: Workshops  
  • 3:00 - 4:15 pm SESSION III: Workshops  
  • 1:30 - 4:15 pm SESSION II & III: Extended Seminars 
  • 6:00 - 9:00 pm Education Elements Welcome Party 

Friday, May 15th

  • 8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast and Keynote 
  • 9:45 am - 11:00 am SESSION IV: Workshops + Design Challenge Phase III - Prototype 
  • 11:15 am - 12:30pm SESSION V: Workshops + Design Challenge  Phase IV Showcase 
  • 11:45 am - 1:45 pm Lunch and Awards


We can help you make the case for why you want to attend the Summit. Customize this letter to help you explain what the Summit is all about and why you want to attend!


Venue & Location

Location: Hilton Austin, TX

Hotel: Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

Rates: Discounted rates are available for Summit attendees

  • $229.00 King or Queen double
  • $249.00 Triple
  • $269.00 Quad
Prices are not inclusive of taxes and fees.


You can also make your hotel reservation by phone by calling 1-800-445-8667, and sharing the event code is EDE.

Summit 2019 Highlights

In May 2019, the fifth annual Personalized Learning Summit brought together about 750 attendees in Atlanta, GA to build networks and transform education through personalized learning.

The event was structured as a three-day in-person event full of professional development opportunities, dynamic and engaging sessions, networking events, inspiring and insightful keynotes, and tours of some of the most innovative companies in Atlanta

For more information about the program and sessions, check out the PL Summit 2019 program.


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Innovation Tours

Amazing innovative companies have hosted our guests for tech tours for the last 5 years.

Thank you to: Appdynamics . Autodesk . Adroll . BARC . Center for Civic Innovation . Coffee Meets Bagel . Delta Airlines . DocuSign . Georgia Power . GoodData . Goodie Nation . Google . Home Depot . IDEO . Indiegogo . Internet Archive . Kabbage . Kennesaw State University . Lumosity . Lyft . Macy's . Mailchimp . Marine Software . Qoins . Salesforce . Stitchfix . Switchyards . The Teachers Guild . Twitter . Twitch . ValassisDigital . Visa . WeWork.


Our Innovation Tours for the Summit 2020 will be announced soon!



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