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.

An InspirED Evening presented by Education Forward Arizona

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

An InspirED Evening will take place in the Paradise Ballroom of the J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Register for the event and/or learn more about sponsorship opportunities at

Past Events

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.

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

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.