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The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively address all aspects of learning information management and access to support learning.

The A4L Community conducts the majority of its day-to-day work online via virtual meetings and webinars.  In addition, there are many face-to-face opportunities across the globe, including training, Annual Meetings and Community Days.



Functional Group Meetings

There are many functional (or 'working') groups currently active within the A4L Community across the globe.  These groups are restricted to A4L Members only.  If you are a member of the Community and would like to participate, please log in to the website, then click any of the following groups to find out more....

Global groups:  Infrastructure >>Data Model, Mapping & Migration (D3M) >> / Data Privacy >> / Open Source Developers Network >> / Policy & Procedures >>

North America:  Quest for Excellence >>


Annual Meetings / Community Days...

Each locale generally holds either an Annual Meeting or Community Day each year for marketplace stakeholders to engage.  You do not always need to be a member of the A4L Community to attend.

 To view any scheduled Annual Meetings / Community Days click here >>



Various training webinars and face-to-face opportunities are held throughout the year.  These range from informative discussions with a panel of experts to classroom based activities for technical development.

 To view any scheduled training events, click here >>

 To view any scheduled webinars, click here >>

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

To find out more about the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) events, webinars & meetings, please click here >>


External events

A4L Community staff and its members regularly attend many educational focussed events throughout the year.  To see the list of events we will be attending this year, please click here >>


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

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

  • Phone: +1.202.621.0547