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The Future of Education Finance Summit 2017
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FEFS Conference

The Future of Education Finance Summit

July 17, 2017 / Baltimore, MD

The Four Seasons
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


The Future of Education Finance Summit is sponsored by Allovue and Reason Foundation. The goal of this one-day event is for education finance professionals and district leaders to network, learn, and discuss the future of education finance.

Keynote speaker

picture of Benjamin Jealous

Benjamin Jealous

Partner, Kapor Capital

Benjamin Todd Jealous is an internationally renowned civil and human rights leader, working at the intersection of technology and social impact. As a partner at Kapor Capital, he invests in seed-stage startup companies that use technology to solve social problems such as making poverty less expensive, high quality education more accessible, and living wage jobs more prevalent. A Rhodes Scholar, Jealous has been named to the 40 under 40 lists of both Forbes and Time magazines.

Between 2008 and 2013, Jealous served as the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Under his leadership, the NAACP experienced its first multi-year membership growth and became the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile devices. Jealous currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Level Playing Field Institute, Rosenberg Foundation, Southern Elections Fund, and Pigeonly.


Monday, July 17th

Breakfast and Registration
Reason Foundation
By Benjamin Jealous | Partner, Kapor Capital
Breakout Session A

Leadership in EdFinance

Transforming Your District: Moving from Standardization to Innovation

District Spotlight

Budgeting and Financial Transparency

Research and Policy

New Models for Property Tax and Equity
Breakout Session B

Leadership in EdFinance

The Academic Perspective on Finance: How Do You Know Which Instructional Programs are Working?

District Spotlight

Connecting Spending to Outcomes in Maury County

Research and Policy

Future of School Finance and School Funding Formulas at the State Level
Lunch and Networking

Lunch Panel

When Dollars Follow the Kids: A Discussion on Student-Based Budgeting
Breakout Session C

Leadership in EdFinance

Building Financial Capacity Across the Organization

District Spotlight

Student-Based Budgeting in Louisiana and Tennessee

Research and Policy

State Funding Policy: A for AZ
Breakout Session D

Leadership in EdFinance

The Importance of Financial Reviews for New Superintendents

District Spotlight

Rising Costs and Declining Revenues: Budget Balancing Strategies

Research and Policy

Weighted Student Funding in 2017
Breakout Session E

Leadership in EdFinance

Keeping Up with Technology: Adapting to Shifts in Technology and Infrastructure

District Spotlight

Building Capacity for Student-Based Budgeting

Research and Policy

Using Federal Funds for Local Impact

Check out the program from last year

FEFS 2016

Lodging/Hotel Information

Four Seasons

200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

FEFS rate: $335/night, valid until June 16.
Group name: The Future of Education Finance Summit
Telephone: (410) 576-5800
Email: reservations.baltimore@fourseasons.com


Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

FEFS rate: $189/night
Block Available: July 15-17, 2017

Book online here

Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor

511 South Central Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

FEFS rate: $179/night
Block Available: July 16-17, 2017

Book online here

Hosted by  Reason Foundation  and  Allovue 

Reason Foundation Allovue