Speakers and Presenters

The 2021 Carnegie Summit brought together practitioners, researchers, thought leaders, policymakers, and others to share how they are using continuous improvement approaches and capturing the power of networks. Keynote speakers with diverse perspectives and deep expertise inspired and challenged attendees to ask probing questions about improvement in education. Read on to learn more about the improvers and innovators who presented at this year’s Summit.

Keynote Speakers

  • Timothy Knowles

    President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • Anthony S. Bryk

    Former President & Senior Fellow, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • Sonja Santelises

    CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools

  • Robert H. Hughes

    K-12 Education Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Anna Deavere Smith

    Playwright, actor, and educator