CASEL Forum

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Cleveland Schools Chief Eugene Sanders, Austin Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, Anchorage Superintendent Carol Comeau and New York Times Columnist David Brooks in a panel at the 2011 CASEL Forum.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Cleveland Schools Chief Eugene Sanders, Austin Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, Anchorage Superintendent Carol Comeau and New York Times Columnist David Brooks in a panel at the 2011 CASEL Forum.

One of CASEL’s key roles as a worldwide leadership organization for social and emotional learning is to convene thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, philanthropists, and child advocates to focus on important ideas, research, and related developments in the field.

To accomplish this, CASEL hosts biennial invitational forums that bring together prominent leaders in the fields of education, scientific research, public policy, and philanthropy. Each of these one-day forums is preceded by a formal dinner to introduce the major themes and presenters. Each forum concludes with a call to action leading to specific steps and initiatives that have helped to advance the SEL field, building on new knowledge and research introduced during the forum.