1250 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036

Fall 2010 Data Summit

"Teaming Up for Success"
October 11-12, 2010
Los Angeles CA

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Data Summits are working meetings that focus on development, integration, implementation and service-oriented architecture of data and information systems. Other topics of interest that impact data standards, access, overall connectivity & interoperability are also discussed.

All Summit meetings and events are open to all registered attendees. Open 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.

Sessions at the Fall 2010 Data Summit will be held on the following efforts and topics:

Development Efforts
- Academic ePortfolio Workgroup
- Education Record User Group
- EdUnify

Boards & Committees
- Change Control Board
- Seal of Approval Board
- Steering Committee
- Technical Advisory Board

Discussion Topics
- Authentication & Role Based Access
- Cloud Computing
- Common Data Standards
- Data Quality Campaign
- Kuali Student
- Service-Oriented Architecture
- State Longitudinal Data Systems

In continuing its mission of transparent, community-based collaboration, PESC is teaming up with the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee and supporting its semi-annual meeting held immediately prior to PESC's Summit, with California Virtual Campus (CVC) and co-hosting a day-long track exclusively on its ePortfolio California Project; with the Common Data Standards (CDS) initiative and co-hosting a luncheon and meeting with service providers and stakeholders, and holding its Annual Fall Membership Meeting.

Contact the hotel directly for reservations:

The Westin Hotel @ Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90045

$115 per night single/double in "PESC" Group.
Cut-off date is September 20, 2010.
Complimentary internet access in all sleeping rooms.
$5 per day for self parking, $10 per day for valet parking.
Complimentary shuttle service from/to LAX airport.

Please contact Jennifer Kim, PESC's Membership Services Manager, for more information, sponsorship opportunities, and special arrangements at 202.261.6514 or at Jennifer.Kim@PESC.org.

Dress code is business casual.

About ePortfolio California
ePortfolio California fosters and supports the development of life-long learning through innovative technology and collaborative education. The aim of the ePortfolio California project is to understand what is required to develop an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) service with a fiscal and technical model that supports a statewide, scalable and sustainable program for California educational institutions.

ePortfolio California is focused on delivery, evaluation, research, and development of a vibrant and interconnected community of practice, expanding on the work of the Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication (EPAC) group. The team will also participate in supporting the interoperability standards work with the Postsecondary Electronics Standards Council (PESC) and IMS, as they develop academic ePortfolio standards. CVC will also work with Stanford University to define, develop, and implement a research plan to formally evaluate the ePortfolio California project.

ePortfolio California is part of the California Virtual Campus, a project dedicated to serving the needs of distance education students statewide. The California Virtual Campus is funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The project is led by Vicki Suter, Director of the California Virtual Campus (CVC). For more information, please visit www.ePortfolioCA.org.

About Common Data Standards
The Common Data Standards (CDS) Initiative is a national, collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key subset of K-12 (e.g., demographics, program participation, course information) and K12-to-postsecondary education transition variables. Participants in the Initiative include representatives from states, districts, higher education organizations, and key non-profit organizations. The CDS Initiative's goal is to identify a list of key K-12 and K12-to-postsecondary transition variables (expansion into PreK and the workforce will be considered in the future) and agree upon standard definitions, code sets, business rules, and technical specifications for those variables. This will increase data interoperability, portability, and comparability across states, districts, and higher education organizations. For more information, please visit www.CommonDataStandards.org.

About PESC
Established in 1997 at the National Center for Higher Education and located in Washington, D.C., the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) is a non-profit, community-based, 501 (c)(3) umbrella association of colleges and universities; college and university systems; professional and commercial organizations; data, software and service providers; non-profit organizations and associations; and state and federal government agencies. Through open and transparent community participation, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the higher education lifecycle.

PESC envisions national and international interoperability, that is a trustworthy, inter-connected environment built by and between communities of interest in which data flows seamlessly from one system to another and throughout the entire eco-system when and where needed without compatibility barriers but in a safe, secure, reliable, and efficient manner. To achieve the mission and the vision, PESC organizes activities to: accelerate performance and service, reduce cost, lead collaborative development, set and maintain common data standards, promote best practices, link public and private sectors, and serve as data experts.

While PESC promotes the implementation and usage of data exchange standards, PESC does not set (create or establish) policies related to privacy and security. Organizations and entities using PESC standards and services should ensure they comply with FERPA and all local, state, federal and international rules on privacy and security as applicable.