Thursday, November 17th
Washington, DC

Leading Forward: From Crisis to Opportunity

8:30AM - 4:30PM
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Topics to include:
Making Sense of the Midterms, Sparking Innovation in Education, Building the Leadership Advocacy Pipeline for Ed Reform, The Roadmap to K-12 Recovery, Fair Admissions in Higher Ed, and Combating the Politicization of Public Charter Schools.

6:00PM - 10:00PM
Union Station
Featuring Honorees:
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser
National Parents Union Co-Founder Keri Rodrigues
Massachusetts Representative Chynah Tyler
U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres


Philos convenes an influential group of stakeholders in the education reform movement: the thought leaders, philanthropists, and local, state, and national elected and appointed officials fighting for our nation’s schoolchildren.

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The inaugural Camp Philos convened in Lake Placid, NY, in May of 2014.

Over 150 of the nation’s most influential thought leaders on education were in attendance.

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Camp Philos 2015 was held on Martha’s Vineyard at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, MA.

Speakers included Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Michael Bennet, and more.

Camp Philos 2016 - Philadelphia, PA


Camp Philos convened in Philadelphia, PA in 2016.

Speakers included U.S. Senator Chris Coons, U.S Representatives Bobby Scott and Jared Polis, Governor Dannel Malloy, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Senior Policy Advisor Ann O'Leary.

Philos 2017 - Washington, DC


Philos 2017 was in Washington, DC at The Fairmont Hotel.

Speakers included Secretaries of Education Arne Duncan and John King, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, Maggie Hassan, and Chris Murphy, Colorado Speaker Crisanta Duran, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and Jason Kander.

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Boulder '18

Philos 2018 was in Boulder, CO at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa.

Speakers included Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, New York Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, Connecticut State Senator Doug McCrory, Orleans Parish School Board Member Sarah Usdin, UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax, Political Icon James Carville, and Political Strategist Joel Benenson.

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Washington D.C. '19

Philos 2019 convened in Washington, DC at the LINE DC.

Speakers include former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, National Urban League President Marc Morial, Progressive Pollster Cornell Belcher, and CNN Political Political Commentator Patti Solis Doyle.


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