The Hunt Institute launched its inaugural and flagship event with the first symposium designed for governors by governors––a first of its kind meeting by any organization –– on December 1-2, 2002, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. More than 20 governors from around the nation participated in the convening known as the Governors Education Symposium (GES).
The GES brings governors together in a private, non-partisanship setting to receive in-depth information from experts and engage in candid dialogue about the best approaches to critical challenges facing education. Each session examines a variety of core education issues, incorporating information from nationally recognized experts and providing governors an opportunity to interact with these experts and share practices in their states. The intimate setting allows governors to engage with their peers about the successes and challenges they have encountered within their own states.
Since its inception in 2001, The Hunt Institute has hosted 118 current and former governors, representing 44 states and territories at nine symposia, providing governors with high-quality information on topics including standards and assessments, teachers and leaders, postsecondary education, school finance, and digital learning.
- 2013 Governors Education Symposium
- 2012 Governors Education Symposium
- 2011 Governors Education Symposium
- 2009 Governors Education Symposium
- 2008 Governors Education Symposium
- 2007 Governors Education Symposium