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10th Anniversary Economic Summit

Join us May 7, 2018 for our 10th Anniversary Economic Summit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

In addition to celebrating the Commission’s 10-year Anniversary, this year’s event will focus on the science, economics, and policy of expanding access to high quality care and education for children from birth to five. We have assembled a great line up of expert speakers as well as outstanding Pennsylvanians who will be recognized for their contributions to early learning over the past decade. You won’t want to miss it.

10th Anniversary Early Learning Economic Summit

May 7, 2018
Hilton Harrisburg
1 N. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Junlei Li

Co-Director, Fred Rogers Center

Dr. Junlei Li

Dr. Lynn Karoly

Senior Economist, RAND

Dr. Lynn Karoly

Linda Smith

Director EC Policy, Bi-Partisan Policy Center

Linda Smith

Cheryl Feldman

Executive Director, District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund

Dr. Junlei Li

Senator Pat Browne

Co-Chair, Early Childhood Education Caucus

Dr. Lynn Karoly

Suzann Morris

Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development & Early Learning

Suzann Morris


Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf

Governor Tom Corbett

Tom Corbett

Governor Ed Rendell

Ed Rendell

Governor Mark Schweiker

Governor Mark Schweiker

Our annual Economic Summit brings together more than 200 business leaders, policy makers, and community leaders to examine the latest research and policy developments in early learning. Participants learn, network, and collaborate for smart policy investments to impact today’s children and tomorrow’s economy.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

Champion Sponsor

PNC Bank

Change Agent Sponsors

Volvo Construction Equipment

Roaring Spring Blank Book

Glatfelters logo

Ally Sponsors

Jefferson University and Hospitals  

Friend Sponsors

Blair Companies
Schell Games
Steinman Communications


Hammer Creek Enterprises

Scott Enterprises