Upcoming Events


Event Date and Location

April 24 -26, 2014

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Askwith Auditorium in Longfellow Hall
13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138


Charles Hotel 
Kennedy Room
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Registration Closed

Agenda  Education for the 21st Century

During the first fourteen years of the 21st Century the world continues to change at steady pace, with changes that expand human well being and others that constrain it. Schools, one of humanity’s most remarkable inventions to allow each generation to pass on to the next the skills and dispositions that enable them to shape the future, must change accordingly. This Think Tank will engage participants in a rich exploration of key themes pertaining to how it is that schools prepare the young to become architects of their own lives and contributing members of their communities. We will examine what are the skills that schools should help students develop? How do they differ from skills considered important in the past? How do those align with economic revitalization and growth? With civic participation and democratic engagement? How do schools balance the goals of fostering academic excellence with doing this fairly, for all students? Building on an annual tradition of education convening that engages current and past Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellows with leaders of thought and practice in education research and reform, this year’s Think Tank will engage with some of the critical education issues of our times.

If you require overnight accommodations, you may find information regarding area hotels in our Concierge Guide.


Harvard University

May 15-16, 2014

Registration Link (2014 AL Fellows/Partners do NOT need to register) 

Cross-Cohort Exchange Agenda

If you require overnight accommodations, you may find information regarding area hotels in our Concierge Guide