Tuesday Morning Keynotes

Keynote: True Grit The Surprising, and Inspiring, Science of Success Introduction of Angela Duckworth by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, Center for Education Reform. Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Who succeeds in life? In this talk, Angela Duckworth presents her influential work on grit—the tendency to pursue long-term goals with perseverance and passion. She describes the predictive power of grit for performance in a variety of fascinating contexts. Duckworth has studied groups like the West Point cadets, National Spelling Bee competitors, rookie teachers, students from the Chicago Public Schools—all people performing in high-stress environments—to look at the correlation between grit and achievement. Drawing from these examples, and others, Duckworth explains what makes gritty individuals different from others, and, shares her belief that grit “can be instilled and cultivated by anyone, anywhere, and at any time in life.

Panel: Public Sector, Private Sector & Academia - Collaborating for Improved Outcomes

R. Brad Lane, CEO, RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners & Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (Moderator); John Fallon, CEO, Pearson Education; John Mitchell, Vice-Provost for Teaching & Learning, Stanford University; The Hon. Bev Perdue, Managing Partner & Education, RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners and former Governor, North Carolina

Keynote: Dan Rosensweig, CEO, Chegg