April 5-6, 2018  |  New Haven, CT

2018 Education Leadership Conference: Fostering the Ecosystem for Change


Each year, the Yale SOM Education Leadership Conference gathers over 750 education experts, practitioners, and leaders to discuss innovations in K-12 education reform. The theme of this year’s conference, Fostering the Ecosystem for Change, will ask participants to explore various approaches to promoting educational equality and creating lasting social change through education. Through panels, keynotes, and small group discussions, speakers will offer perspectives on how different players in the education ecosystem can work together to improve educational outcomes. The conference will examine these issues through the lens of a range of stakeholders including individual schools, districts, funders, advocates, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers.


The Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize deadline has been extended! New deadline is Friday, March 2nd. Find out more information here.

If you are interested in participating in our Networking Expo, you can find more information here.

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please download our 2018 Sponsorship Opportunity Booklet for more information, and contact sofia.leitner-laserna@yale.edu with questions.

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About the ELC

Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation's leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress. 

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. The conference is fully planned and managed by students at SOM.

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Our Mission

The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education. 


Check out photos from our 2017 Education as Empowerment themed conference. For more photos, please visit our galleries here and here

Special thanks to our photographers, Tiago Cruz and Victoria Doan