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Interoperability & Privacy Symposium 2020
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/18/2020 to 3/19/2020
When: March 18-19, 2020
from 12:00pm (US Eastern)
Where: The Churchill Hotel
1914 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20009
United States
Contact: Penny Murray

Online registration is available until: 2/14/2020
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Come join us...

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) and Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, together with several Partners, will be hosting two days of “tactical” data interoperability and privacy conversations with real-world work products.   While many are focused on managing the interoperability and privacy of student data, only A4L is addressing both in the same place at the same time. 


Audience: This event will be of interest to any/all School District and State Leaders committed to data privacy and data exchange.  Keynote speakers include CEDS, CoSN, Future of Privacy Forum, PTAC, Project Unicorn, SIIA, and numerous state and local CIOs - all the major players including media!


Sessions on privacy complexities; setting a foundation for interoperability; working ‘Strategies’ session; an overview of Massachusetts ‘Data Hub’; as well as valuable takeaways for participants to implement in their own institutions!

Places are limited to 40-60 attendees.



Draft Agenda

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
4:30pm Interoperability and Privacy Complexities - Setting the Stage  
            Data Access is Easier Than Ever – Is That A Good Thing?  A4L/SDPC Leaders
          The Never-ending “More with Less” Tactical Challenges  Ryan Peetz, Seminole County
         State Leadership On A Local Control Issue  Brent Engleman, CCSSO
6:00pm Networking Social (drinks & light buffet provided)  



Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:00am Breakfast Buffet  
8:00am Introductions and Kick-Off  
8:30am Foundations of Interoperability in the Real World  
           The Australian Learning Services Architecture (LSA) - TBD National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP), Australia
           Two Years of Homework Setting the Course Erin Mote, Project Unicorn
           From a Data Dictionary Maturing to Reporting Tools Ross Santy, US Department of Education
Jim Campbell, AEM Corp
           Multiple Standards Addressing Multiple Needs Ben Siblerglitt, CedarLabs
Steve Setzer, Kimono
9:45am Foundations of Student Privacy
           Education Privacy 101  Ross Lemke, US Dept of Education / PTAC
           Legislation Intentional and Un-intentional Consequences  Amelia Vance, Future of Privacy Forum
           Student Privacy – The Vendor Lens  Sara Kloek, SIIA
10:45am  Refreshment break  
11:00am They are NOT Mutually Exclusive in the Real World
           The MA Data Hub Solution Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools
Ben Silberglitt, CedarLabs
George Gatsis, Follett School Solutions
Aish Agrawal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
Danielle Norton, MA Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed
12:00pm  Buffet Lunch  
1:00pm  Strategies 101: Current Pain Point Roundtables
  • Identification of the Hurdles
 Facilitated Session
2:00pm Refreshment break  
2:15pm  Strategies 101: Approaches Conversation Roundtables
  • Discussion on Varied Approaches to Address Hurdles
 Facilitated Session
3:15pm Actionable Take-Away Summary  
4:00pm  Closing and Next Steps   




Cost per delegate: $475

Registration closes: February 14, 2020
All registrations MUST be made in advance, no 'on-the-day' registrations will be accepted.



Limited accommodation is available at the hotel.  A small group booking has been reserved at the Churchill Hotel at $289++ per night,  Please call 1-817-567-7157 (Group Name: Access 4 Learning Community), or make your reservation directly HERE

All accommodation must be made before February 14, 2020 and is subject to the hotel's booking and cancellation terms.



Is your organization ready to be “front and center” of the fastest growing global educational non-profit community with thousands of potential customers?



‘Advocate’ Sponsorship (8 slots):

  • Organization name and logo on all A4L mailings and conference web page
  • Acknowledgement at Social Networking Event (Weds, Mar 18)
‘Advocate’ Sponsorship:

‘Leader’ Sponsorship (6 slots):

  • All the benefits of Advocate PLUS,
  • Organization name and logo promoted on site at conference
  • Five minute speaking time at opening session (Weds, Mar 18)
‘Leader’ Sponsorship:
‘Legend’ Sponsorship (4 slots):
  • All the benefits of Leader PLUS,
  • 10 minute session during opening session
  • Invitation to disseminate organizational information
  • One 1 hour virtual privacy training for your team (Dates TBD)
‘Legend’ Sponsorship:


  • SIF Association (dba Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community)

  • PO Box 1024, New Albany, Ohio 43054-1024

  • Phone: +1.202.621.0547


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