Educator Summit


Each summer, educators from across the country join Character Lab and Relay GSE to learn about character research from world-class scientists, network with like-minded professionals, and strategize new and innovative ways to infuse character development into their work.

This year's Summit

The 2018 Educator Summit will be held July 12-13 in Philadelphia. We're thrilled to announce our keynote speakers: Geoffrey Canada and Dan Heath.

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2018 keynote speakers


Geoffrey Canada

Having worked with the Harlem Children’s Zone® for more than 30 years, Geoffrey Canada is renowned around the world for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem, and as a thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform.

From 1990 to 2014, Mr. Canada served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Harlem Children’s Zone, which The New York Times called “one of the most ambitious social-policy experiments of our time.” In 2011, Mr. Canada was named to the TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world and, in March 2014, was named one of Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders in the world.


Dan Heath

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. He is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of four New York Times bestsellers: DecisiveSwitchMade to Stick, and their latest book, The Power of Moments.’s editors named Switch one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year, and Made to Stick was named the Best Business Book of the Year. Their books have been translated into over 30 languages. Dan lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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