USAID Global Education Summit

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 1, 2013
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On August 6-8, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a Global Education Summit in Washington, D.C.  This event will bring together more than 750 USAID education specialists and partners to focus on achievement of USAID’s Education Strategy and Millennium Development Goal 2: Universal Primary Education.  The Summit will review "state of the field" approaches and "state of the art" best practices in improving education in the developing world.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling will provide Keynote Addresses. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will provide Closing Remarks.

WHO: USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah – Speaking on Aug. 7 5:15 - 5:30 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan – Speaking on Aug. 6 9:00 – 9:30 am
Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Gene Sperling – Speaking on Aug. 7 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin – Speaking on Aug. 8 4:40 – 5:30 p.m.

WHAT: USAID Global Education Summit

WHEN: Tuesday, August 6 – Thursday, August 8, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Westin City Center
1400 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

RSVPs are required. Please contact USAID Press Officer Natasha Jackson with confirmations and questions: at 202-712-1647 or

Last updated: September 28, 2017

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