Thank you for joining us for the 11th anniversary of the ELC at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT on April 6-7, 2017.

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, Education as Empowerment, asks participants to explore the role of educational institutions and leaders in promoting economic empowerment, racial equity, and social mobility. Through panels, small group sessions, and keynotes, the conference will examine the often varying strategies districts, schools, and policy-makers have used to harness the power of students, families and communities. Speakers will discuss the complex relationships between schools and social movements, the relationship between education and life-outcomes, as well as innovative solutions designed to create lasting social change through education.

Registration is now closed. Please check back in the fall for next year's conference.

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If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please download our 2017 Sponsorship Opportunity Booklet for more information, and contact with questions.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 6

  • 5:00 PM: Registration opens
  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM: The Future of Connecticut School Funding, a Connecticut focused discussion on the future of school funding
  • 8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Cocktail reception

Friday, April 7

  • 7:00 AM: Registration opens
  • 7:30-8:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Opening Keynote
  • 10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Coffee Break
  • 10:00 AM-11:45 AM: Session Block 1
  • 11:45 AM-1:15 PM: Lunch + Affinity Tables
  • 1:15 PM-2:30 PM: Session Block 11
  • 2:30 PM-3:00 PM: Coffee Break
  • 3:00 PM-4:15 PM: Session Block 111
  • 4:15 PM-5:30 PM: Closing Keynote
  • 5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Cocktail reception


*The Networking Expo will be taking place on Friday, April 7 from 7:30AM - 4:15PM

ELC 2017 Leadership Team

Matt Bosch is Co-Chair of Content for ELC 2017. Before pursuing his MBA, he spent four years as a Vice Principal at KIPP DC WILL Academy and four years as a teacher in both public and charter schools. While at Yale, Matt continues to work with the KIPP Foundation as a faculty member of the KIPP School Leadership Program. This summer, Matt was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in New York where he worked on both IT and education related projects. Matt received his A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College and is a member of Yale SOM’s class of 2017. 

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Melissa Mauter is Co-Chair of Content for ELC 2017. She brings five years of urban education experience to Yale SOM as a Teach for America corps member and alum. Melissa received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Toronto, where she double majored in urban studies and economics, and a master’s degree in secondary education from American University. She was the winner of the Deloitte Net Impact Case Competition at Yale. She enjoys outdoor activities and appreciates the world’s cultural diversity through international backpacking travel and foreign exchange programs. 

Victoria Chen is the Strategy & Logistics Co-Chair for ELC 2017. Before SOM, she worked as Director of Programming for EMERGE, a college access organization, and was a Teach For America teacher in Houston. Currently, Victoria is the co-founder of BridgeYear, an organization working to improve outcomes for community college students through career exploration and advising. Victoria holds a B.S. In Neuroscience from Brown University. 

Anusha Raturi is the Strategy and Logistics Co-Chair, leading sponsorship and marketing efforts for ELC 2017. Prior to business school, Anusha spent 2 years in Washington DC working in public sector consulting, and then moved to India where she was a teacher and launched after school learning centers for low-income students and families. This summer, Anusha worked with AltSchool on business development and strategic initiatives. Anusha received her BA in Foreign Affairs and Economics from the University of Virginia, and is a member of the Yale SOM Class of 2017. 

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

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