Third Annual Gathering of Education Entrepreneurs

January 31, 2008

Since 2005, NewSchools Venture Fund and the Aspen Institute have convened leaders in educational entrepreneurship, philanthropy, policymaking and research for the Annual Gathering of Education Entrepreneurs in Aspen, Colorado with the support of E*TRADE Financial.

The objectives of the Annual Gathering are to create fellowship among these entrepreneurial change agents and ensure that the whole of these change agents’ work is greater than the sum of the parts by creating a long-term agenda for change.

This year’s Gathering focused on two of the priorities that had come up at the original Gathering in 2005 – human capital and public policy – and also followed up on the geographic concentration work begun at the 2006 Gathering. This report – written by participant Bryan Hassel of Public Impact – describes each of these three discussions in turn.