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PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Leading the Establishment and Adoption of Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain | XML | EDI | JSON | Transcripts | Credentials


MAY 3 - 5, 2017  |  WASHINGTON, D.C.

Credentials Solutions


Registration is open for PESC's SPRING 2017 DATA SUMMIT! The PESC membership and the general public are welcome and encouraged to register and attend! 

The SPRING 2017 DATA SUMMIT is held Wednesday May 3 - 5, 2017 at The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C.'s DuPont Circle. Beginning at 7:30am on May 3, 2017 with continental breakfast and registration, the SPRING 2017 DATA SUMMIT includes PESCs Annual Membership Meeting, Annual Spring Reception and concludes by noon on Friday May 5, 2017.


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 and AACRAO SPEEDE Committee, ARUCC, EMREX, Erasmus Without Paper (EWP), Groningen Declaration Network, U.S. Department of Education's Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Initiative, Internet2, and SHEEO.  

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


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

Registration fees are listed below:

Early Bird - by April 3, 2017

PESC Member              


Regular - After April 3, 2017

PESC Member              


All General and Concurrent Summit 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 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.


Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (e.g. email) and will be processed 30 days after the SPRING 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 April 3, 2017 may be considered for a refund upon request. Any request made after April 3, 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
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 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.​


     Welcome Letter          

     Welcome Slideshow 

     Articles & Reports on Credentials 

     Best Practices 1st Place Winners          

     PESC 20th Anniversary          

     PESC Approved Standards

PESC thanks all featured speakers, panelists, moderators and attendees for contributing to a

content-packed program that enlightened as well as exemplified the critical role of collaboration!

     Paul Robinson, University of Michigan

     Insiya Bream, UMUC

     David Moldoff, AcademyOne

     James Kelly, ECE

       GDN Symposium

     David Shippen, CA-CC

     Gregory Nadeau, PCG

     Joel Hernandez, eLumen

     Evelyn Ganzglass, Connecting Credentials

     Kathleen deLaski, Educational Design Labs

     Bob Sheets, Jeanne Kitchens - Credential Engine

     Rodney Petersen, US Dept of Commerce, NICE NIST

     Peter Meehan, iQ4; Doug Falk, NSC - Best Practices

     Michael Morris, ACT - JSON Task Force

Oracle Corporation
Connecting Credentials



Jeffrey Alderson

Principal Analyst, Enterprise Software, Eduventures

Helen Chen, Ph.D.,

Designing Education Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Office of the Registrar, Student and Academic Services, Stanford University

Patrick Elliott

Senior Associate Registrar, University of Maryland University College

John Ittelson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, School of Computing and Design, California State University Monterey Bay

Alex Jackl

CEO and President, Bardic Systems

James Kelly

Senor Director of Technology, Educational Credential Evaluators

David Moldoff

CEO and Founder, AcademyOne

Monterey Sims

Director of Admissions and Evaluation, University of Phoenix


Student mobility combined with emerging, innovative technologies and systems continues to transform learning and academic credentialing around the world.  PESC began discussions in 2015 with its Membership and Board of Directors about this changing landscape and subsequently that year formed the Academic Credentialing and Experiential Learning Task Force

This highly knowledgeable group of leaders and experts spanning education policy, practice and technology, has been meeting since to ensure that standards development efforts within PESC keep pace with the digital needs of institutions, their partners and service providers all driven by student mobility.

Since then, a number of community and industry credentialing initiatives have been established to facilitate and administer the integration of this digital transformation within the credentialing environment.  

The supportive, complementary message to each initiative from PESC is that fostering collaboration across educational sectors to solve industry-shared problems brings much needed clarity and coherence to the education eco-system.  

For the Spring 2017 Data Summit | Best Practices in Education Data Systems, PESC underscores this message and elevates this need to the forefront by showcasing many of these initiatives under one common theme:  Empowering the Mobility of Digital Academic Credentials.

The goals of the Spring 2017 Data Summit include educating and informing attendees on current initiatives and emerging best practices impacting technology & standards; and promoting innovative, collaborative solutions that employ automated, reusable and sustainable technologies in order to improve institutional performance, service delivery, and overall connectivity between stakeholders.

To accomplish this task, the Summit will showcase leaders and experts who will present and discuss Digital Academic Credentials from various perspectives, including:  Admissions and Registrar, Marketplace Supply and Demand, Policy and Research, International, and Systems and Technology.  

The Summit also includes convenings of PESC groups (Academic Credentialing, EdExchange, Global Institution Code, Change Control Board  and Technical Advisory Board). 


To view the full PROGRAM, click here.

To view the PROGRAM AT A GLANCE, click here.

To view the JSON TASK FORCE announcement, click here.

To read about CREDENTIAL MAPPING, click here.


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


Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Rate Deadline: April 3, 2017

The group rate is $229 per night single/double and the group name is "PESC".

The hotel cut-off date for discounted group rate is April 3, 2017 .

Dress code is business casual.

National Student Clearinghouse


MAY 3 - 5, 2017

Embassy Row Hotel

2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20036