In November 2013, 350 leaders from industry, government, education, foundations, nonprofit and social venture organizations gathered at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC for the inaugural Close It Summit. It was a packed agenda with extraordinary speakers and participants asking thought-provoking questions, challenging the status quo and actively engaged in finding solutions to close the skills gap and bridge the opportunity divide. Here are just a few of the comments we've received -
"I have been going to conferences for 40 years and your conference was one of the best I have ever attended." - T.W.
"An amazing opportunity for all of the participants. Thanks for your foresight in planning this opportunity for everyone!" - R.P.
"Thank you both so much for allowing the Education Design Lab to participate in your Close It Summit and the IDEA Exchange. Conference was great - really good speakers, really thoughtful presentations." - D.P.
"I can't wait to attend next year." - C.G.
"I had a blast. I felt so humbled to be there and truly admire what you guys were doing." - D.K.
"It was "amazing" and I've gone to a hundred of these." - A.P.
"What a STELLAR event and what a PRIVILEGE to be associated with this group of individuals." - K.M.
"It was a great experience; I came home telling everyone about the Summit."
"I was so impressed with the caliber of your speakers and overall program."
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Dr. Laura Stubbs
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Michael M. Weinstein
Robin Hood Foundation