Equity in Education Summit

Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit is a collective-impact summit of educators, students, families, and community members that defines solutions to improve the future of education.

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.  Event 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $100 for educators/ administrators and General Admission.  Youth, families and community members attend for free (limited spots available). 

Please note: We are thrilled with the interest in this year's Missing Voices Summit. We still have plenty of spots available for those wishing to register, however, all of our complimentary registrations for "Community Members" are full. You may still register to attend the Summit under the categories of "Educator/Administrator/General Admission" ($100 registration fee), "youth" (grades 9-12), or "Parent/Family Members."  Please register soon, spots for the Summit fill quickly!

Obtain Graduate Credit for Attending: Interested in earning graduate credit for attending the Missing Voices Summit?  Attendees may choose to complete additional learning activities independently following the conference and pay to obtain one graduate credits. View additional information here.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Event Center
2540 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403

Register online

2016 Highlights

Keynote presentations by Gary Howard, New Wilderness Project, and Paul Chappell. Local breakout session presenters, artists and youth will lead conversations and activities throughout the day focused on educational equity. 

What Makes It Special

Most educational conferences are provided as an opportunity for educators only. By doing that, multiple perspectives are missing in the conversations. Our goal is to bring all voices together and move from discussion to action.

Through collaboration focused on equity, the Saint Mary’s Graduate School of Education’s Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit brings together educators, students, families, and community members. When missing perspectives are intentionally included, our community is bound to be more creative in our solution-making and we will increase the opportunity to collectively improve the future.

Why Attend?

Throughout the day, participants have the opportunity to learn strategies, identify new resources, experience creative expression, engage in dialogue and intentional networking, and commit to individual action toward solutions to make our schools more equitable. 

How Can I Help?

Make a donation that will:

  • Allow participants, especially students, families, and community members, to attend the event free of charge.
  • Sponsor follow-up events focused on action planning, particularly Youth Action Retreats.
  • Assist families in need of childcare during the event.


Contact us at missingvoices@smumn.edu.