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PESC's FALL 2017 SYMPOSIUM & DATA SUMMIT!


The PESC Membership and the General Public

are welcome and encouraged to register and attend! 


The PESC FALL 2017 SYMPOSIUM & DATA SUMMIT is held Wednesday October 25 - 27, 2017 at The Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel in Toronto. Beginning at 7:30am on October 25, 2017 with continental breakfast, registration and a 1st Time Attendee Welcome Session, the FALL 2017 SYMPOSIUM & DATA SUMMIT includes PESCs Annual Membership Meeting, Annual Fall Reception and concludes by noon on Friday October 27, 2017.


DATA SUMMITS


DATA SUMMITS focus on access, integration and implementation of data systems; maintenance and promotion of data exchange standards; open, community-driven development and innovation of technology; mobility and overall interoperability; & other key factors that drive global education data systems development and technology.

PESC and ITS MEMBERS lead open, transparent, collaborative development across P20W Education. Supporting this mission are PESC partners AACRAO, APEREO, ARUCC, EMREX, Erasmus Without Paper (EWP), Groningen Declaration Network, HR Open Open Standards, Internet2 & US Department of Education's CEDS - Common Education Data Standards Initiative.  

PESC is sponsored annually by Credentials Solutions, National Student Clearinghouse, Oracle, & Parchment.


REGISTRATION


To register, click REGISTER ONLINE and complete the registration process online.

Registration fees are listed below:

 > EARLY BIRD - by September 1, 2017 

  General

  $975 (US)


  PESC Member
  $875 (US)

> REGULAR - After September 1, 2017

  General 

  $1,225 (US)


  PESC Member
  $995 (US)

>  ONE DAY PASS - Wednesday October 25, 2017 


  General

  $395 (US)


All General and Breakout Sessions and events are open to all registered attendees.  Dress code is business casual. Transparent collaboration, engaging discussions, awareness of technical resources and best practices, identification of emerging technologies, new business contacts, and tips from experts of leading community organizations can be expected.

Note that General Sessions are presented in typical conference format in which featured speakers present on a certain topic followed by brief Q&A; while Brrealout Sessions follow a more informal workshop format in which group members roll up their sleeves, discuss and interact in more detail in order to advance the group activities and maximize in-person convening time.


HOTEL


For hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly by phone or make online reservations through the online hotel site:

ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel Toronto
249 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2N5, Canada
+1.800.333.3333
Rate Deadline: September 15, 2017

The group rate is $230 (CA) per night single/double and the group name is "PESC".

The hotel cut-off date for the discounted group rate is September 15, 2017.

Dress code is business casual.


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REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY


Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (e.g. email) and will be processed 30 days after the FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT concludes. Any person who registers and decides not to attend MUST send a formal cancellation request - otherwise payment is due. Requests made by September 1, 2017 may be considered for a refund upon request. Any request made after September 1, 2017 is not eligible for a refund regardless of the attendance of the registrant. Refund and/or cancellation requests must be submitted to:

Jennifer Kim
Membership Services Director
PESC
1250 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Requests may also be sent by email to Jennifer.Kim@PESC.org.


REGISTRATION POLICY


PESC requires that all speakers, moderators, chairs and attendees of Data Symposiums & Summits register and pay to attend Data Symposiums & Summits. PESC thanks all speakers and is grateful for their efforts in volunteering to provide updates and presentations. Only in rare instances, however (that is if a speaker is only attending a Data Symposium & Summit for a specific session or presentation), can registration fees be waived and only by the PESC office.​











 

Advancing

 S TUDENTM OBILITY IN A D IGITALW ORLD

Oracle Corporation
Credentials Solutions

FALL 2017 DATA  SUMMIT

​   RADISSON ADMIRAL HARBOURFRONT HOTEL | TORONTO

​                         OCTOBER 25 - 27, 2017

REGISTER NOW FOR PESC FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT IN TORONTO OCTOBER 25-27, 2017!
PESC FALL 2017 SYMPOSIUM & DATA SUMMIT
National Student Clearinghouse
2017 Marks PESC's 20th Year Anniversary!

FEATURING

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 NEW  Block Chain Panel & Discussion

 NEW  EdExchange Pilot Update

 NEW  GEO Code Proof of Concept

 NEW  JSON Task Force


FEATURING


Herman de Leeuw

Executive Director, Groningen Declaration Network

Andy Dowling

CEO, Digitary

Chris Jager

CEO, Learning Machine

NEWS | INFO | ANNOUNCEMENTS


>> Sponsorship Opportunities

>> Propose a Summit Session or Topic

>> Canadian PESC User Group

>> Canada 150!

>> Block Chain Article - Wall Street Journal

>> Block Chain Article - LinkedIn

>> Badges Article - Inside Higher Ed


SUMMIT COMMITTEE


Leisa Wellsman  Co-Chair | Manager, Applicant Services | OUAC - Ontario Universities' Application Centre

Cathy van Soest  Co-Chair | Manager | EducationPlannerBC Transcript Services

Brian Patton  Manager, Application Systems | OUAC - Ontario Universities' Application Centre

Joanne Duklas President | Duklas Cornerstone Consulting

Ruth Blades  Operations Manager | Nova Scotia Council on Admission & Transfer

Susan Stein  Executive Director | Alberta Post-Secondary Application System

Romesh Vadivel  Assistant Registrar - Systems, Projects and Change Management (Acting) - Enrollment Services | McGill University


​​PROGRAM


To view the PROGRAM AT A GLANCE, click here.


At PESC’s Fall 2017 Data Summit, the education community convenes to provide education and information to attendees on current initiatives and emerging best practices impacting technology & standards; and to promote innovative, collaborative, real solutions that maximize automated, reusable and sustainable technologies in order to improve institutional performance, student and service delivery, and overall connectivity between stakeholders.

Speakers and Presenters in General Sessions are leaders and experts spanning education policy, practice and technology.  In Breakout Sessions, groups focus on a specific topic of interest (Canadian PESC User Group, Academic Credentialing, Block Chain, JSON Task Force) – check the program for the complete list.

Education, in all its facets, is highly complex.  The PESC Fall 2017 Data Summit focuses on DATA and attracts all the major stakeholders dedicated to student mobility and digitalization of student records.  Attendees will learn from the tremendous amount of resources provided and be connected through PESC to a growing global community.

PESC welcomes the General Public and all PESC Members for this historic Fall 2017 Data Summit in Toronto at which PESC will celebrate its 20th Year Anniversary!  Founded in 1997 by 30 leading colleges, universities, associations, testing agencies, service providers, government agencies and student financial aid officials, PESC’s mission as an open standards-development and standards-setting body has remained true throughout! 


Our official celebration takes place at the Annual Fall Reception Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 6pm – please join us!


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


PESC is pleased to announce Mr. Herman de Leeuw, Executive Director of the Groningen Declaration Network, as Featured Speaker on Wednesday morning October 25, 2017 during PESC’s Fall 2017 Data Summit. 

The Groningen Declaration Network, now a formally established organization, aims to advance mobility, to foster development of best practices and globally accepted standards for the secure, citizen centered consultation of educational data allowing globally mobile citizens to share their authentic educational data with whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever.

Originally signed on April 16, 2012 at the closure of the Global Founding Seminar: Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide in the Netherlands, this inaugural convening was broadened in 2013 with a meeting in Beijing; in 2014 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; in 2015 at the University of Málaga in Spain; in 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa; and in 2017 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. de Leeuw first addressed the PESC audience at the Fall 2015 Data Summit as Keynote Speaker, following PESC’s joining the Groningen Declaration Network as Signatory.  In two years, the number of Signatories has vastly expanded, the mission is resonating around the world, and plans are being made for the next Annual Meeting for 2018 in Paris.  These topics, plus a perspective on student mobility, credentials, and the important role of collaboration will all be discussed by Mr. de Leeuw.




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FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT
PESC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2017

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FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT

OCTOBER 25 - 27, 2017

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