The National Family Engagement Summit originated as Virginia’s Parent Involvement Summit in February 2011. Its inaugural event was a small state conference hosted by Successful Innovations. In short order, the conference gained a reputation by attracting the attention of many educators beyond Virginia, and eventually grew to become the Mid-Atlantic Family Engagement Summit (March 2013 – 2015). In March 2016, Successful Innovations launched the first National Family Engagement Summit in Richmond, Virginia. Hundreds of educators around the nation attended this event and were recognized for their innovative efforts in promoting family engagement.
In 2020, Successful Innovations partnered with the National Association of Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) to support family-facing professionals with a pandemic-induced virtual Family Engagement Summit. This event marked the beginning of a significant partnership between NAFSCE and Successful Innovations. In fact, in 2022, the organizations became co-hosts of this progressive national conference that brings together hundreds of educators around the nation, along with a significant international presence. Today, the National Family Engagement Summit has emerged as the premiere event for family-facing professionals and educators wishing to hone their ability to make a difference in the lives of children and families.