Summit. (noun) A day-long ’sit and get’ event designed to draw political and media attention to the powers-that-be at the top. Usually comprised of speeches, panel presentations, and non-interactive breakout sessions. Iowa antonyms: EdCampIowa, ISLI, StuCamp, EdCampDesMoines, school district unconferences, Iowa 1:1 Institute.
Summits are a great way to reinforce the passive, transmission-oriented model of learning.
Summits are a great way to get your own supportive talking heads on stage and not those of others.
Summits are a great way to talk at rather than with.
Summits are a great way to hammer home that certain people and perspectives get voices and others do not.
In Iowa, we like education summits: