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PESC Spring 2017 Data SummitRegistration is open for the PESC Spring 2017 Data Summit, taking place May 3-5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Entries are also being accepted for PESC’s Annual Best Practices Competition, with the award to be presented during the summit.

PESC, the Post-secondary Education Standards Council, is a standards body that advocates for open, community-driven development and innovation in higher education technology and standards. PESC data summits are held twice a year. The Data Summit is open to PESC members and the general public.

Registration fees are $850 for members or $995 for non-members until April 3. After that, fees go up to $975 for members or $1,225 for non-members. Register online here.

Summit Highlights

The program for the summit includes three components:

  • Empowering the Mobility of Digital Academic Credentials - A series of informative, general sessions that will educate attendees on current initiatives and emerging best practices impacting technology & standards; and that will promote innovative, collaborative solutions that employ automated, reusable and sustainable technologies in order to improve institutional performance, service delivery, and overall connectivity between stakeholders. The Summit will showcase leaders and experts who will present and discuss Digital Academic Credentials from various perspectives, including: Admissions and Registrar, Labor and Workforce, Policy and Research, International, and Systems and Technology.

  • Convening of PESC Groups and Committee - PESC groups including the Academic Credentialing and Experiential Learning Task Force, Single Institution Code Workgroup, EdExchange User Group, Change Control Board, Seal of Approval Board, and Technical Advisory Boards will convene at the Spring 2017 Data Summit. Also included are the Annual PESC Membership Meeting and Annual Spring Reception.

  • Gender and Student Identity in Education Data Systems - PESC will host an open discussion forum on the changing needs of students and how education data systems request and exchange student demographic data. Included in the discussion are education leaders from policy, practice and technology; and leaders from DC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center.

Best Practices Entries Sought

Entries for the 18th Annual Best Practices Competition will be accepted until close of business March 31. Submit entries electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail to:

Michael Sessa
President & CEO
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036

Held to highlight and promote innovation and ingenuity in the application and implementation of interoperable data standards for business needs, the competition is open to institutions, associations, organizations, government agencies and departments, districts, consortia, non-profit and commercial service providers and other education stakeholders that have collaborated to design and/or adopt an electronic standardization initiative via a specific implementation, and/or other medium such as, but not limited to, published articles and white papers.

Crista Souza is the TechEDge News Editor