The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Miriam Altman

A former NYC Department of Education high school history teacher, Miriam Altman is CEO and Co-founder of Kinvolved, a social enterprise that takes a holistic approach to fighting student absenteeism, combining technology tools and human interventions to increase funding to school districts, create more economically viable communities, and improve graduation rates.

Miriam’s responsibilities include strategic planning and execution, business development and sales, fundraising and investor relations, and external relations and representation, and more.

Kinvolved has been featured in outlets including the New York Times and National Public Radio, and has won awards from The Robin Hood Foundation, Teach For America, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and more.

Miriam is a winner of the Gratitude Award, Forbes 30 Under 30, and the Jo Ivey Boufford Award for Innovative Solutions to Public Service Challenges by New York University. She was a 2018 School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Entrepreneurial Fellow at Columbia University, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation entrepreneur, and is an Education Pioneers and Teach For America Corps alumna.

Miriam earned an MPA from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, where she is an Adjunct Professor in the Social Enterprise specialization, an MA, Ed., from Lehman College, and at BA with Honors from Brown University.