Western Governors University
Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC)
Senior Director of Technology,
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Membership Services Director
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)
Senior Director Financial Aid Methodology
President & CEO
This year PESC builds upon the knowledge and experience
shared and garnered at the past several Data Summits.
In the Fall of 2016 in San Diego,
PESC resources combined to produce the
Common Credential for Certificates, Degrees & Diplomas
in record time.
For Spring of 2017 in DC,
PESC looked externally in producing
Empowering the Mobility of Digital Academic Credentials,
showcasing external projects, resources and speakers
and exemplifying the value and need for engagement
of all stakeholders in the ecosystem.
Fall 2017 took PESC to Toronto
for its 20th Anniversary to invigorate
global mobility & collaboration across Canada,
one of the largest users of all
PESC Approved Standards.
At the Spring 2018 Data Summit,
PESC convenes thought-leaders and experts
across policy, practice and technology and maximizes
the power of convening in-person (‘crowd power’).
Data systems only do what you ask them to do.
Are you asking the right questions?
With PESC’s mission of fostering open, transparent
collaboration across educational communities,
attendees of PESC’s Spring 2018 Data Summit can expect:
To learn about emerging initiatives &
be provided with a tremendous
amount of resources
To be connected through PESC
to a growing global community
To hear about new opportunities,
pilot projects & demonstrations
To participate in discussions with
leaders of emerging initiatives
PESC’s Spring 2018 Data Summit theme of
Best Practices in Education Data Systems
gathers all data stakeholders openly & collaboratively
to solve common, industry-shared problems &
to bring much needed clarity & coherence
to the education ecosystem.
Ready or not, here technology comes.
The emergence of JSON and JSON-LD;
the employment and training sectors as the consumers
and users, on the demand-side of a supply-demand model;
new privacy regulations; and the value and importance of
competency and credential data, are provoking
innovation and collaboration like never before.
Key session highlights at
PESC’s Spring 2018 Data Summit:
AACRAO’s Integration of
Development and implementation of a single learner record
across a broad number of American colleges and universities
to capture and exchange competency and credential data,
reflecting all career ready skills and abilities
Credential Engine’s Vision & Report for
Now launched with Credential Finder, enabling stakeholders
to publish to the Credential Registry; and search and compare
credential information published
Expert panelists provide an Executive Summary of GDPR
taking effect May 25, 2018 from student, institutional
and service provider perspectives
JSON Task Force’s Translation Rules
With heavy use of EDI, PDF & XML across federal student aid,
admissions and registrar sectors, the JSON Task Force
(with participation from Australia, Canada,
New Zealand, Ukraine & USA),
is strategizing across education to establish
a unified approach to JSON and JSON-LD
PESC’s High School & College
With PESC Approved High School & College
Transcript Standards implemented and used
across Canada and the USA (EDI, PDF, XML)
by colleges, universities, provinces, states,
application centers, service providers and vendors,
PESC will be discussing plans for an
Admissions Workgroup focused on recruitment and
enrollment data, Chaired by University of Iowa
T3 Innovation Network’s Plan to
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and
the Lumina Foundation are working with
leading employers, universities and colleges,
technical standards organizations and technology vendors
to explore leveraging Web 3.0 Technologies
(AI, Distributed Ledger Technology, Semantic Web Standards)
and will announce and discuss opportunities
for pilot projects and demonstrations.
Thank you for attending the Spring 2018 Data Summit!
We wish you an enjoyable experience,
thank you for your continued support of PESC and
thank our Annual Diamond Sponsors
20TH ANNUAL BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION
The Best Practices Competition attracts
the very best of the best and PESC is accordingly
pleased to announce that the
20th Annual Best Practices Competition
is now open for submissions!
From the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (2018 Winners), to the National Student Clearinghouse and iQ4 (2017 Winners), to AcademyOne and the University of Tennessee System (2016 Winners), to Parchment and Elon University (2015 Winners), and continuing with the University of Phoenix (2014), Ontario College Application Service (2013) and Common Education Data Standards (2012) – click here for the complete list of Past Winners – all are innovative, collaborative real solutions that maximize automated, reusable and sustainable technologies. All share common goals of improving institutional performance, student and service delivery, and overall connectivity between stakeholders.
The Annual Best Practices Competition, instituted in 1999, is held by PESC to highlight and promote innovation and ingenuity in the application and implementation of interoperable data standards for business needs.
Register and attend
the Spring 2018 Data Summit
at which PESC will highlight and showcase the
Winners for 2018!
PESC and ACADEMIC CREDENTIALING
In June 2015 PESC formed the Academic Credentialing and Experiential Learning Task Force to monitor and track current initiatives, provide speakers and presenters at several industry-leading conferences and events, serve as a clearinghouse for information, and ensure PESC is prepared for standards development work as the community is reaching the point in which standards are needed.
The Task Force identified a gap in standards for the exchange of certificates, degrees and diplomas and worked through PESC to develop the PESC Approved XML Common Credential for Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas. The Task Force continues to convene and focus on new and specific use cases (business or process cases) to determine their value and need in the community while leveraging technology and standards to meet the needs of emerging mobile academic credentials.
At PESC’s Spring 2017 Data Summit – Empowering the Mobility of Digital Academic Credentials at which Connecting Credentials co-sponsored – Credential Engine and PESC convened a comprehensive data mapping initiative across all standards bodies. As part of this initiative, PESC and HR-Open Standards signed a joint MOU in August 2017. PESC is corresponding partners with Erasmus Without Paper and EMREX in Europe, and is undertaking additional data mapping exercises including data transmission and exchange.
SPRING 2018 DATA SUMMIT
MAY 2 - 4, 2018 | WASHINGTON, D.C.
Best Practices in Education Data Systems
M U L T I P L E S T A K E H O L D E R S . O N E V I S I O N .
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
Competencies & Credentials
Distributed Ledger Technology
JSON Task Force
U.S. National Forum
Leading the ESTABLISHMENT AND ADOPTION OF OPEN DATA STANDARDS ACROSS THE EDUCATION DOMAIN
>> Register Online <<
PESC's SPRING 2018 DATA SUMMIT
MAY 2 - 4, 2018
DUPONT CIRCLE HOTEL
The PESC Membership and the General Public
are welcome and encouraged to register and attend!
The PESC SPRING 2018 DATA SUMMIT will be held Wednesday May 2-4, 2018 in Washington DC. Beginning at 7:30am on May 2, 2018 with continental breakfast, registration and a 1st Time Attendee Welcome Session, the SPRING 2018 DATA SUMMIT includes PESCs Annual Membership Meeting, Annual Spring Reception and concludes by noon on Friday May 4, 2018.
The PESC SPRING 2018 DATA SUMMIT includes a range of topics all targeting: access, integration and implementation of data systems; maintenance and promotion of data exchange standards; open, community-driven development and innovation of technology; data privacy, data quality, data management, and data collection & reporting; 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, A4L, EMREX, Erasmus Without Paper, Groningen Declaration Network, HR Open Standards, Internet2, SHEEO & US Department of Education's CEDS - Common Education Data Standards Initiative.
PESC is sponsored: Annual Diamond Sponsors: Credentials Solutions, National Student Clearinghouse, Oracle and Parchment; Annual Silver Sponsor Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).
To register for the Spring 2018 Data Summit, please click REGISTER ONLINE and complete the registration process online. Registration fees are listed below:
All General and Breakout Sessions and events are open to all registered attendees. Transparent collaboration, engaging discussions, awareness of technical resources and best practices, identification of emerging technologies, professional networking and new business contacts, and tips from experts of leading community organizations can be expected.
Note that General (Plenary) Sessions are presented in typical conference format in which featured speakers present on a certain topic followed by brief Q & A; while Breakout 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.
>> ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20036
+1 202 483 6000
Deadline for Discounted Rate:
April 13, 2018
Group Rate Discount:
$259 (US) per night single/double
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (e.g. email) and will be processed 30 days after the SPRING 2018 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 13, 2018 may be considered for a refund upon request. Any request made after April 13, 2018 is not eligible for a refund regardless of the attendance of the registrant. Refund and/or cancellation requests must be submitted to:
Membership Services Director
1250 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Requests may also be sent by email to Jennifer.Kim@PESC.org.
PESC requires that all speakers, moderators, chairs & attendees of Data Summits register and remit registration fees 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.
Who's attending the PESC Spring 2018 Data Summit?
Representatives from: AACRAO, Bardic Systems, Brigham Young University, BrightHive, California Community Colleges Technology Center, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, College Board, The Common Application, Credential Engine, Credential Solutions*, DegreeData, Educational Credential Evaluators, Ellucian, EMREX, Florida International University, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, Great Lakes Higher Education, Harford Community College, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana University, instructional media + magic inc, iQ4, Jobs for the Future, Lumina Foundation, Midwestern Higher Education Compact, National Forum on Education Statistics, National Student Clearinghouse*, OCAD University, Ontario Universities’ Application Centre, Oracle*, Paradigm, Parchment*, San Francisco State University, Southern Illinois University Center for Workforce Development, SPEEDE, Student Connections, University of Maryland University College, University of Oslo, University of Phoenix, University of Southern California, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, US National Forum on Education Statistics, Western Governors University, Workday, Working Nation, World Education Services.
*PESC Diamond Sponsors