Innovation Design Summit: Accelerating Education Achievement for All Children

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Central Time (CT)

Design solutions to solve big problems and seize new opportunities at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Innovation Design Summits. Each summit will be focused on a different mission-critical issue to the Alliance network, and all will call on participants to roll up their sleeves.

These are not conferences. Innovation Design Summit participants will collaborate to design ideas and solutions that can be adopted and accelerated by the Alliance network. Presenters and collaborators from the Alliance network and public and corporate sectors will provide stimulus to inspire and guide work being done onsite.

Accelerating Education Achievement for All Children

Human services organizations are critical assets to educational success, particularly for children, families, and communities who face multiple barriers to success in school and in life. While whole-child and whole-community approaches to education have been shown to close the achievement gap, these approaches are far from mainstream in U.S. educational systems.

At this Innovation Design Summit, leaders from the Alliance network and public and corporate sectors will learn, problem solve, and develop action steps around moving these approaches from the fringes to the mainstream and preparing all children and youth to succeed in the 21st century.

Summit Goals

  • Examine how the intersection of whole-person and whole-community approaches to education drive educational equity and improved academic achievement
  • Study diverse human service interventions designed to improve educational outcomes
  • Explore policy opportunities and barriers to scaling human services supports and interventions in school settings

Who Should Attend

Come as a team! The challenges that will be addressed require a full array of skills and expertise. Participate as a team so that you will be prepared to take action right after the summit. The conference will be of interest to:

  • Nonprofit human services organizations currently, or interested in, delivering educational services and supports addressing the achievement gap
    • Chief executives
    • COOs
    • Chief program officers
    • Chief clinical officers
    • Directors of educational services
    • Policy and advocacy staff interested in educational issues
    • Fund development executives
  • Education leaders interested in or invested in partnering with human services organizations to improve educational outcomes
  • Public sector leaders
  • Foundation leaders

Location & Lodging

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

The Alliance has arranged a special room rate of $169 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. Reserve your room online or call the hotel at 847-518-1234 by Sept. 20 and mention group name Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to receive the discounted rate.

This rate is available for stays up to three days prior to and after the conference, but it is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Ground Transportation
The Hyatt Rosemont offers complimentary airport shuttle service. From baggage claim, follow the red arrows to "Shuttle/Bus Center" and take elevator 3 or 4 and to level 1-Chicago Cubs. Look for the Hyatt Rosemont pink shuttle bus. The shuttle picks up in front of Door #1 approximately every 30 minutes on the quarter hour. Reservations are not required. Contact the Hyatt Rosemont at 847-518-1234 with questions.

What to Wear
October temperatures in Chicago range from an average high of 64 degrees to an average low of 46 degrees. Dress for the event is business casual. The Alliance recommends attendees wear layers because meeting room temperatures may vary.

Direct questions to the Alliance Meetings Department.

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