Stay tuned for information on the 2019 EdSurge Fusion conference

Application Only

To attend Fusion you either need to have received a nomination or apply. We do this to ensure the high quality of every conversation you have.

The Fusion Experience

Be in the same room as the best and the brightest education leaders.

Checkin for the EdSurge Fusion Conference

Intimate & Tailored

High Quality

Unlike other large conferences, Fusion feels manageable. Come ready to solve your biggest problem of practice with the support of leaders who have been there.

Every speaker and workshop is specifically chosen and produced to ensure you get the most out of your time.  We do not call for proposals and just hope the session is good. 

Who attends Fusion

  • Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents
  • CIOs, CAOs , CTOs
  • Charter Management Organization Leaders 
  • State DOE
  • Principals, Assistant Principals 
  • Teacher Leaders, TOSAs
  • Researchers 
  • Education Non-profit Leaders

The Fusion content is geared toward leadership-level positions but we welcome all applicants.

The People

2018 Fusion Speakers

Pamela Cantor, M.D

Turnaround for Children

Phyllis Lockett

LEAP Innovations

Dr. Bror Saxberg

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jonathan Raymond

Stuart Foundation

Fusion made me feel hopeful that there are people across the nation who are realizing that we need to make big changes in our educational systems. There are thought leaders and school leaders who are on the same page while engaging in rich discussions about how to make learning more meaningful for our students. 

Kami Thordarson, Campbell Union School District

No one has anything figured out. It’s great to have a community come together and have conversations. Working through problems with people, having a little consultancy group or advisory board—you don’t get that from other conferences. You don’t often get the opportunity to voice your opinion. 

—Steve Myrthil, formerly Director of Digital Learning & IT Support, Achievement First

The personalized approach was excellent at the EdSurge conference, drilling down on what you specifically want to learn. You’ll also be inspired by those you meet. The people and the things they are doing are phenomenal! 

—Joel Shimoji, Vice Principal, J.H. Bruns Collegiate, Manitoba, Canada

The Buzz

I liked the spirit of working with others and having a common problem of practice. I left Fusion with clear, tangible next steps. 

—Chip Chase, Capital City Public Charter School

2018 Partners




Melissa Dodd

CTO, San Francisco USD

Dr. Kevin Cuppett

Dir., Curriculum & Instruction, Frederick County

Cederick L. Ellis, Sr., Ph.D.

Superintendent, McComb SD

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah

Principal, Lucille Smith Elementary School

Dr. Barbara Nemko

County Superintendent, Napa

Derek Root

CTO, Charlotte Mecklenburg SD

2018 Advisory Board

Thursday, Oct 4th

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Heroic Questions

9:30 AM Takeaways: “What Did We Learn

10:30 AM Closing Keynote

11:30 AM EdSurge Conference Wrap Up

2018 Schedule

Tuesday, Oct 2nd

10:00 AM Registration Opens

1:00 PM Welcome Address

1:15 PM Opening Keynote

2:00 PM Ignite Talks

2:30 PM Student Panel

3:15 PM Keynote Address

3:50 PM Hour of Story

5:00 PM Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Oct 3rd

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Keynote Address

9:00 AM Educator Panel

10:00 AM Spotlights & World Cafe

12:00 PM Birds of a Feather Lunch

1:00 PM Workshops

4:30 PM Speed Dating for Results

Stay tuned for information on the 2019 location and dates

San Francisco Bay Area

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