2020 PIE Network Summit

  • Overview

 

Each year, the PIE Network Summit has been a chance to come together to share, learn, challenge, inspire, and laugh. It’s a time to take a step back and reflect on where we’ve been and what’s next in our shared mission to ensure that every student gets an education needed to achieve a future without limits. We wish we could be together in person this fall as planned. However, as health guidance from local, state, and federal officials continues to rapidly change and evolve, we cannot ask you or your team to travel and convene in-person in November.

 

We will not host an in-person Summit this year. We’re going to do three things instead.

 

First, the PIE Network team will continue to host virtual sessions for Network members and partners and create more space for ongoing conversations and connections each week.

So many of the Network conversations and discussions that would have happened in breakout sessions and hallways at Summit are now happening weekly, sometimes daily—in virtual rooms. Nearly 2,000 Network participants have joined about 50 online discussions since March to share information, ideas, and questions about urgent policy, advocacy, and leadership challenges related to the concurrent crises in public health, education, racial justice, and our economy—all in the shadow of the critical 2020 elections. 

 

Second, we will host a short keynote speaker series.

We will share additional details with Network members and partners in the coming days.

 

Third, we will not host our traditional Eddies! awards night this year. Instead, we will celebrate powerful policy and advocacy campaigns—virtually.

The annual Eddies! awards celebration at Summit is a light-hearted celebration for Network members to recognize their peers for outstanding policy and advocacy campaigns from the past year. The fun-filled night is part-roast, part-toast and all about honoring your work. This year, each of you is facing unprecedented challenges and doing amazing work. We are working on an alternative plan to joyfully toast each other that is more responsive to this moment. Please stay tuned.

 

Have questions or ideas for upcoming Network programming? Reach out to courtney@pie-network.org.

COVID-19 Resources

Check out our COVID-19 resources page for tools, resources, and research that can support PIE Network members, districts, states, schools, and families.

  • Detailed Schedule

 

Each year, the PIE Network Summit has been a chance to come together to share, learn, challenge, inspire, and laugh. It’s a time to take a step back and reflect on where we’ve been and what’s next in our shared mission to ensure that every student gets an education needed to achieve a future without limits. We wish we could be together in person this fall as planned. However, as health guidance from local, state, and federal officials continues to rapidly change and evolve, we cannot ask you or your team to travel and convene in-person in November.

 

We will not host an in-person Summit this year. We’re going to do three things instead.

 

First, the PIE Network team will continue to host virtual sessions for Network members and partners and create more space for ongoing conversations and connections each week.

So many of the Network conversations and discussions that would have happened in breakout sessions and hallways at Summit are now happening weekly, sometimes daily—in virtual rooms. Nearly 2,000 Network participants have joined about 50 online discussions since March to share information, ideas, and questions about urgent policy, advocacy, and leadership challenges related to the concurrent crises in public health, education, racial justice, and our economy—all in the shadow of the critical 2020 elections. 

 

Second, we will host a short keynote speaker series.

We will share additional details with Network members and partners in the coming days.

 

Third, we will not host our traditional Eddies! awards night this year. Instead, we will celebrate powerful policy and advocacy campaigns—virtually.

The annual Eddies! awards celebration at Summit is a light-hearted celebration for Network members to recognize their peers for outstanding policy and advocacy campaigns from the past year. The fun-filled night is part-roast, part-toast and all about honoring your work. This year, each of you is facing unprecedented challenges and doing amazing work. We are working on an alternative plan to joyfully toast each other that is more responsive to this moment. Please stay tuned.

 

Have questions or ideas for upcoming Network programming? Reach out to courtney@pie-network.org.

  • How to prepare

 

Each year, the PIE Network Summit has been a chance to come together to share, learn, challenge, inspire, and laugh. It’s a time to take a step back and reflect on where we’ve been and what’s next in our shared mission to ensure that every student gets an education needed to achieve a future without limits. We wish we could be together in person this fall as planned. However, as health guidance from local, state, and federal officials continues to rapidly change and evolve, we cannot ask you or your team to travel and convene in-person in November.

 

We will not host an in-person Summit this year. We’re going to do three things instead.

 

First, the PIE Network team will continue to host virtual sessions for Network members and partners and create more space for ongoing conversations and connections each week.

So many of the Network conversations and discussions that would have happened in breakout sessions and hallways at Summit are now happening weekly, sometimes daily—in virtual rooms. Nearly 2,000 Network participants have joined about 50 online discussions since March to share information, ideas, and questions about urgent policy, advocacy, and leadership challenges related to the concurrent crises in public health, education, racial justice, and our economy—all in the shadow of the critical 2020 elections. 

 

Second, we will host a short keynote speaker series.

We will share additional details with Network members and partners in the coming days.

 

Third, we will not host our traditional Eddies! awards night this year. Instead, we will celebrate powerful policy and advocacy campaigns—virtually.

The annual Eddies! awards celebration at Summit is a light-hearted celebration for Network members to recognize their peers for outstanding policy and advocacy campaigns from the past year. The fun-filled night is part-roast, part-toast and all about honoring your work. This year, each of you is facing unprecedented challenges and doing amazing work. We are working on an alternative plan to joyfully toast each other that is more responsive to this moment. Please stay tuned.

 

Have questions or ideas for upcoming Network programming? Reach out to courtney@pie-network.org.

 

 

 

  • The Eddies!

 

One of our greatest strengths as a Network is working together to spread impact and know-how. In a year of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we believe it is perhaps even more critical to celebrate powerful policy and advocacy campaigns.

 

We will not host our traditional Eddies! awards night this year. Instead, we will celebrate powerful policy and advocacy campaigns—virtually.

 

The Eddies!, which traditionally takes place in-person at the annual Summit, is an Oscars-style awards ceremony that recognizes leading advocacy work. The night has been billed as “one part roast; one part toast.”

 

This year, advocates are facing unprecedented challenges and doing amazing work. We plan to virtually and joyfully recognize their efforts in a way that is responsive to this moment. While recognition will look different in 2020, there is powerful, innovative work to learn from. We look forward to sharing additional details with Network members and partners.

 

Meanwhile, you can learn about the 2019 nominees and winners; 2018 nominees and winners; and 2017 nominees and winners.