Education Changemakers

Thursday, February 25, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
AVID Center Headquarters
9246 Lightwave Ave., San Diego, CA 92123
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The Education Synergy Alliance and the San Diego Grantmakers are thrilled to welcome Nobel Laureate economist Dr. James Heckman and renowned venture capitalist and philanthropist JB Pritzker to San Diego County for this exclusive event. As vanguard early education supporters, Dr. Heckman and Mr. Pritzker will share compelling research on the power of early education and how investing early could change the shape of San Diego County's economic and social future.

In Dr. Heckman's illustrious career as an economist, he has repeatedly leveraged rigorous research for social good. After winning the Nobel prize in 2000, he turned his attention to early education. His research yielded staggering evidence of the merits of investing early: according to his study, each dollar invested in early education returns $7 to the economy.

As a principal backer of the First Five Years fund, Mr. Pritzker is a longstanding champion for early education. He also helped establish the Pritzker Consortium on Early Childhood Development at the University of Chicago, led by Dr. Heckman. He created the Pritzker Family Foundation's Children's Initiative.

Join our audience of business, philanthropic, education, government, and non-profit leaders for this illuminating look into how investing in early education can change the lives of San Diego County's children - and our region as a whole.