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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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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
  • A4L/SDPC Leaders – Data Access is Easier Than Ever – Is That A Good Thing?

  • TBD – The Never-ending “More with Less” Tactical Challenges

  • SETDA – State Leadership On A Local Control Issue

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
  • NSIP – The Australian Learning Services Architecture (LSA)

  • Project Unicorn – Two Years of Homework Setting the Course

  • CEDS – From a Data Dictionary Maturing to Reporting Tools

  • A4L/SDPC Integrtors - Multiple Standards Addressing Multiple Needs

9:45am Foundations of Student Privacy
  • PTAC – Education Privacy 101
  • FPF – Legislation Intentional and Un-intentional Consequences

  • SIIA – Student Privacy – The Vendor Lens

10:45am  Refreshment break
11:00am They are NOT Mutually Exclusive in the Real World
  • Cambridge/MA DOE/HMH – The MA Data Hub Solution
  • SEA example
12:00pm  Buffet Lunch
1:00pm  Strategies 101: Current Pain Point Roundtables
  • Identification of the Hurdles
2:00pm Refreshment break
2:15pm  Strategies 101: Approaches Conversation Roundtables
  •  Discussion on Varied Approaches to Address Hurdles
3:15pm Actionable Take-Away Summary
4:00pm  Closing and Next Steps 




Cost per delegate: $475

Early bird special: $399 (if booked before December 20, 2019)

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
  • Acknowledgment 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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