Monday, June 4, 2018
Southern Methodist University
ElevatEd is a daylong conference for everyone from business leaders to educators featuring a powerful lineup of panelists and speakers who will tackle how public education can boost our economy and help save the American dream for today’s youth.Space is limited
Can education help save the American Dream?
Tomorrow's success is determined by the education we deliver today.
Presented by The Holdsworth Center, ElevatEd: Education & the Economy aims to drive critical conversations around income inequality, the impact on economic development and how high-quality education for all students contributes to a strong economy. Join us for thought-provoking discussions. Space is limited.
Join Us Monday, June 4, 2018 — Space is limited
|8:00 a.m.||Registration and Check-In|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Superintendent’s Panel: Holdsworth Center Update and District Application Process: Overview and Q & A Kate Rogers, Executive Vice President of The Holdsworth Center|
|9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.||Opening of General Plenary|
|9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.||Texas Bicentennial 2036: Will we take responsibility for our future? Tom Luce, Chairman of Texas 2036|
|10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Education and the Economy Panel Discussion|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Networking Lunch|
(Limited seating available. Additional registration required.)
|1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.||Keynote Address “Beyond the data — What does the U.S. need to do to catch up?” Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at OECD|
|2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Break|
|3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||ElevatEd Showcase|
A Collection of Short, Dynamic Presentations Facilitated by Dr. John Gasko, Dean and Professor at the School of Education at the University of North Texas at Dallas
|5:30 p.m.||Closing Comments|
Cocktail Reception at Meadows Museum immediately following program (Limited seating available. Additional registration required.)
Frequently Asked Questions
ElevatEd’s inaugural theme is Education & the Economy. Education is the single biggest driver of economic development in modern, knowledge-based economies. Across the globe, nations such as Singapore and Finland, which have made deep investments in education, have experienced significant growth in GDP. ElevatEd: Education & the Economy will drive critical conversations about public education and its relationship to America’s position on the road to prosperity.
ElevatEd is open to all who are interested in joining the conversation about the economic impact of a strong public education system such as business leaders and chambers of commerce, educators in K-12 and higher education, students, nonprofits and coalitions.
Founded by H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, The Holdsworth Center was created to help public school districts grow effective leaders, with the goal that every classroom and campus in Texas thrives under inspired and dynamic leadership. We work collaboratively with districts to strengthen leaders and leadership culture through development programs that are aligned from the superintendent’s office down to campus principals. We help districts understand their own gaps in talent management, to establish their individual goals and priorities, and to develop action plans that will lead to sustainable changes. Throughout the five-year partnership, the District Support team offers implementation assistance to ensure that key learnings from each immersive training session have an opportunity to take root. Participants have the opportunity to visit and learn from high-performing organizations around the world and to tap into our exclusive network of experts and resources throughout their careers.
Registration to attend ElevatEd is $25. Students with a valid student ID can register for $5. Registrants can also sign up for the Networking Lunch on SMU’s campus from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. for an additional $25 ($5 for students). Following the daylong conference, there will be a cocktail reception from 5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Meadows Museum. Tickets for the cocktail reception are $25 with limited availability.
Yes, there are two components of the program that are offered to students at a discount. Student registration for ElevatEd is $5. Valid student ID will be required at check-in for student registrants. Students can also sign up for the Networking Lunch on SMU’s campus from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. for an additional $5 (valid student ID required).
On-site registration will be available on the day of the conference. However, space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
You are welcome to attend sessions of the ElevatEd program without staying for the entirety of the conference; however, we ask that you be respectful of our speakers and daylong attendees by remaining quiet and courteous when exiting. There are no discounts available for partial conference attendance.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know the details when you register in the provided field or send an email to email@example.com before May 16, 2018. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Upon registration, you will be signed up to receive information about ElevatEd via email prior to the event. Be sure to check your inbox for updates ahead of the conference as well as HoldsworthCenter.org.
There are no refunds offered for ElevatEd registration. Your registration fee is a tax-deductible donation to The Holdsworth Center (a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization).
ElevatEd event parking is available in SMU lots N, S and U. Parking is limited in each of these lots. Please arrive with enough time to park prior to check-in. A printable map of SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium Event Parking is available here.
Handicapped parking spaces are available outside of McFarlin auditorium. Click here to view a parking map with the accessible entrance noted. Please contact us if you require assistance.
Yes. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions of our dynamic group of speakers during the Education & the Economy panel.