2021 Annual Conference

Program Dates 
Week of October 11, 2021

Centered on improving outcomes for every learner, our annual conferences are designed to challenge education philanthropists as they adapt to a rapidly evolving field that is ever more interconnected.

Highly rated year after year, our conferences unite funders and experts in exploration of the deep and sometimes thorny education and philanthropic issues on the horizon.

Celebrating 25 Years: A Vision for the Future of Learning and Justice

At this transformational time in American education, Grantmakers for Education is marking an important milestone: our annual conference is now in its 25th year. We will come together, both virtually and in person, to reaffirm our commitment to supporting learners and to work toward a vision for the next 25 years. This past year’s historic upheavals in race relations and in our economic and public health systems have shifted the role of schools, postsecondary institutions, and other learning venues. Join us to learn and build pathways to the equitable future we seek for young people.


The main conference programming will take place the week of October 11, 2021. Virtual opportunities may be held over a longer time period.