Business Convenings

Business Convenings

The GE Foundation Business and Education Summit

The GE Foundation Business and Education Summit convenes business leaders, nonprofit professionals and policy experts to explore how a united effort supporting the Common Core State Standards can ensure the future economic competitiveness of the United States. The two-day event is hosted by the GE Foundation in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and acknowledges how the private sector—by virtue of its understanding of workforce preparedness and economic competitiveness—can provide a strong voice in favor of college- and career-readiness.

The summit introduces participants to leading education experts and provides them with an opportunity to discuss challenges that school districts face in implementing the Common Core State Standards. The summit also fosters collaboration among business leaders across sectors, states and political parties to identify strategies that utilize the best of business—innovation, quality control and continuous improvement—to accelerate the change process needed to implement the Common Core State Standards.