2018 Annual Conference

Program Dates 
October 16-18, 2018

Save the date for Grantmakers for Education's annual conference, October 16-18, 2018! The conference will be held in San Diego, CA at the Hotel del Coronado. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Equity Journey: Investing in the Whole Learner

 “A central challenge of our time is creating the intellectual, emotional, and social supports that empower students for the difficult task of continually unlearning the old ways, while simultaneously learning new ones. If education succeeds, students will soon be the inventors of a bright future.”

-Christopher Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Over the years, we have taken a journey together as grantmakers in exploring equity in education. Our journey confirmed that learners, birth to career, need to be prepared for new challenges in a new world and that we, as education grantmakers, need to prepare ourselves to support them in myriad ways in order to advance our investments in our nation’s future. Together we take the next step: to explore how to strengthen the whole learner.

At the 2018 Grantmakers for Education annual conference, we will investigate what it takes to foster the whole learner by exploring interventions and support structures to enhance environments within and outside of school, as well as by examining how and why to incorporate social and emotional competencies into the learning domain.

We need nothing less than a coordinated approach to creating healthy, safe and supportive environments to promote strong social, emotional and academic outcomes for the whole learner. 

With the latest innovations and data at our fingertips, we will leave the conference better prepared to strengthen philanthropy to expand opportunities for the whole learner.