Entrepreneurial Teacher Summit

About The Event

The second NFTE Entrepreneurial Teacher Summit will focus on the theme of the teacher as an educational entrepreneur. Through peer- and expert-led sessions over a four-day period, attendees will begin to develop their own entrepreneurial mindsets and learn how to activate the mindset in their students. This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation.

Those educators who experience the Summit will leave prepared to be innovators in their schools, supporting students and igniting a life-long passion for learning, achieving, and entrepreneurship.

Draft Agenda:

July 13 and 14: NFTE Master Educators will arrive for early sessions

July 15:

  • All Remaining teachers arrive for registration and some afternoon sessions
  • 7:00 pm Welcome Networking Reception featuring speakers from the Chicago Mayor’s Office and Chicago Public School District

July 16:

  • 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – noon – Breakout Sessions
  • 12:15-1:30 pm – Lunch featuring critically acclaimed author and speaker Dr. Eric Thomas
  • 1:45- 4:30 pm – Breakout Sessions
  • Evening – at leisure in Chicago

July 17:

  • 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – noon – Breakout Sessions
  • 12:15-2:00 pm – Buffet lunch featuring an Industry Panel Discussion and Teacher Business Fair
  • 2:15- 4:30 pm – Breakout Sessions
  • 7:00 pm – Awards Dinner followed by Drinks & Dessert Reception

July 18:

  • 8:00 am – Breakfast including Teacher Business Pitch Celebration and Closing celebration
  • 11:00 am – depart


July 15–18, 2019


The Drake, a Hilton Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611