Education Forward Arizona is proud to host and support and a wide range of events on P-20 education topics and thought-provoking issues, to educate and encourage you to think differently about education.

Career & Education Expo

April 25th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Glendale Civic Center

You have Everything to Gain by pursuing postsecondary education and workforce opportunities. Save the date and join us for a day of inspiration, learning, and excitement at our FREE expo! View Sponsorship and Exhibitor Options here.

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An InspirED Evening

Education Forward Arizona will hold it’s third annual benefit and awards dinner, An InspirED Evening, this fall in Scottsdale. The event will bring together individuals from across the state to celebrate collaboration and innovation in education, from early learning through postsecondary attainment.

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Past Events

Morning Scoop: The Economic Benefits of Investing in a More Educated Arizona

Billions to Gain, a new landmark report conducted by Helios Education Foundation and Education Forward Arizona, examines the benefits of college enrollment and completion from three distinct perspectives: the individual, the social perspective of communities and the state, and the fiscal perspective of tax consequences. Watch our Morning Scoop webinar to learn more about the data.

An InspirED Evening presented by Education Forward Arizona

Education Forward Arizona held its benefit dinner, An InspirED Evening, this fall in Scottsdale. The event brought together individuals from across the state to celebrate collaboration and innovation in education, from early learning through postsecondary attainment.

Watch the Awardee highlight videos.

The Morning Scoop: What do Arizona voters want?

A recent survey research of Arizona voters points to overwhelming support for key issues across political affiliations. The findings highlight what the majority of likely voters prioritize for the midterm election and what they want candidates to talk about as they compete for their votes. Watch the webinar from July 20, 2022, to hear Education Forward Arizona President & CEO Rich Nickel share his insight on the survey with the Center for the Future of Arizona.

Watch the recording here.

Rural College Access and Success Summit

Partners for Education at Berea College and Education Forward Arizona hosted the 2022 Rural College Access and Success Summit on April 24-27, 2022 in Scottsdale.

As one of the few national convenings to focus on rural America, the Summit brought together teachers, principals, superintendents, higher education leaders, legislators and nonprofit leaders to share ideas and strategies for ensuring that rural youth have the opportunity to successfully transition from high school to college and career.

Read about highlights from the Summit.

The Morning Scoop, in partnership with the Arizona Capitol Times

Only 46% of adults in Arizona have attained higher education, but in just a few years the overwhelming majority of jobs will require education beyond high school. On top of that, the pandemic presents challenges the state has yet to fully realize. However, these challenges also mean Arizona has the opportunity to not just limp through the pandemic, but to truly help students and teachers recover and thrive. Watch Education Forward Arizona and the Arizona Capitol Times discuss what it would take to move our state’s education system forward with state leaders from early education, K-12 education and postsecondary education.

Watch the webinar recording here.