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The 2017 Equity Symposium theme is mindsets, relationships, and innovations. View the online schedule.


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The 2018 Equity Symposium will be held on September 27-28 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.  

Check back soon for more information about this event.

2017 Equity Symposium

Explored student agency through mindsets, relationships, and innovations

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Anthony Muhammad

​Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Author, Education Consultant, and CEO of New Frontier 21

​Liz Murray

​Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker and Author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

​George Couros

Educator, Consultant, Author of The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity 

Click to view the online schedule for the 2017 Equity Symposium.

Equity Symposium Sponsors

Presenting sponsor: McGraw-Hill Education

Silver sponsor: Cengage

Exhibitors: Benchmark Education, Mission Federal Credit Union, Edgenuity, NWEA

Get more information about becoming an Equity Symposium sponsor including data from previous years. The Equity Symposium is a learning event for education leaders to reimagine a school where nothing prevents every student from achieving success in college or career. By sponsoring this symposium, you connect your business or organization to work that ensures a bright future for all students, regardless of their race or ZIP code. 

Download the sponsorship prospectus here or email to connect with the Equity Symposium team. 

2016 Equity Symposium

Download the 2016 Equity Symposium Program.
Download the keynote presentation, Excellence Through Equity.

View the video below for highlights from the 2016 Equity Symposium on Sept. 8 and 9.


Click the box labeled "CC" in the video menu bar on the right to view with closed captioning. 

At the 2016 Equity Symposium, UCLA professor and education activist Dr. Pedro Noguera was the keynote and facilitator for the two-day event. He shared his expertise on urban school reform, research, diversity, and the achievement gap.  

There were more than 70 different panelists and presenters who shared their knowledge and experiences. Click the links below to see the available presentations from the 2016 Equity Symposium.