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

2014 Spring Data Summit

April 30 - May 2, 2014
Chicago | Public Hotel

In continuing its mission of leading open, transparent, community-driven development and innovation in P20W education, PESC Data Summits are held in partnership with the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee, the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Initiative, InCommon/Internet2 & the U.S. Department of Education (FSA, NCES, OUS, OET); and with the sponsorship of the following leaders in education technology:
The Common Application | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013Credential Solutions | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013National Student Clearinghouse | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013Oracle | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013Parchment | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013SCRIP-SAFE | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013USA Funds | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013XAP | DIAMOND SPONSOR | PESC 2013


Registration is available now for the

The PESC Spring 2014 Data Summit takes place Wednesday April 30, 2014 at Public Hotel in Chicago. Beginning at 7:30am with continental breakfast and registration, the Spring 2014 Data Summit includes PESC's Annual Spring Reception and 16th Annual Membership Meeting and concludes by noon on Friday May 2, 2014.


To register, click on "Online Registration" to the right and complete the registration process online OR download, complete and return the Registration Form.

Early Bird registration fees, available through March 30, 2014 are listed below:

  • $795
  • $595 (Discounted Rate for PESC Members)

Regular registration fees, become effect after March 30, 2014 :

  • $945
  • $750 (Discounted Rate for PESC Members)

Data Summits focus on open, collaborative, community development; integration and implementation of technology & standards; and, the maintenance, exchange and promotion of data standards & data usage.

Access, overall connectivity, data quality and political factors that drive education systems and technology are also discussed.

All General and Concurrent Summit Sessions and events are open to all registered attendees and dress code is business casual. Transparent collaboration, engaging discussions, awareness of technical resources and best practices, identification of emerging technologies, new business contacts, & 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 Concurrent 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.


Sessions at the Spring 2014 Data Summit will be held on the following efforts and topics. Please check the PESC website for program and agenda updates.

− Change Control Board
− Seal of Approval Board
− Technical Advisory Board

Development Efforts
− Academic ePortfolio
− Student Aid Award Letter

User Groups
− Common Identity & Trust (CommIT) Collaborative User Group - EA2 Task Force & InCommon
− EDExchange User Group - Common Data Services (CDS) Task Force
− Canadian PESC User Group
− Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) User Group
− Education Record User Group
− Student Aid User Group

General Session Topics
− Check www.PESC.org for updates and info!


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

1301 North State Parkway
Chicago IL 60610

Online Hotel Reservation

The rate is $199 per night single/double and the group code is "PESC".

The hotel cut-off date for discounted group rate is March 30, 2014 .

Dress code is business casual.


Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (e.g. email) and will be processed 30 days after the Spring 2014 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 March 30, 2014 may be considered for a refund upon request. Any request made after March 30, 2014 is not eligible for a refund regardless of the registrant's attendance. Refund and/or cancellation requests must be submitted to:

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

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


PESC requires that all speakers, moderators, chairs and attendees of Data Summits register and pay to attend Data 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 Summit for a specific session or presentation), can registration fees be waived and only by the PESC office.