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Dates:  February 28 - March 2, 2017
Venue:  Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, CA
Registration has officially closed for this event, but if you are interested in attending please contact Penny Murray ASAP.
The Access 4 Learning Community is delighted to confirm the dates of our 2017 Annual Meeting, and that we will be moving our venue to California!
This conference is ideal for anyone interested or working in the pk-20 educational field and provides an opportunity for professional development & networking as well as an opportunity to participate in leading discussions around data usage & management areas that affect your work! 
Come join local, state, federal, and government decision makers to find out how your peers are focusing on data to impact learning.  Suitable for data managers and technical staff alike, this event will showcase real-world examples of how LEAs and SEAs are overcoming challenges facing the education sector (including data privacy, student record exchange…).  
The Annual Meeting will also provide technical workshops for developers interested in ‘Getting Data into Your Application’ and developing the SIF Specification to suit your customer’s needs.  There will also be a range of informative sessions on data usage, standards and management, technical overviews and real-world examples from various state and local agencies of how the SIF standard is being used to effectively impact learning. 
Update Jan 2017: Delighted to confirm that Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer at the US Department of Education will be attending the Student Data Privacy track on Feb 28, 2017!
Why not bring your customers, IT Champions or implementation peers to get the most out of our 3 day event showcasing open standards in education!  Register a group of 5 or more and receive a $250 discount on your total booking! *
Want to submit session proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting? 
Please complete our online submission form.
Interested in leading a session? 
Just contact Penny Murray, and you could be eligible for additional discounts on your conference rates!


Registration is required prior to attending this event.  On-the-day registrations are not permitted.


$725 3-day package  /  $255 1-day rate
$​875 3-day package  /  $305 1-day rate
**discounted rate for both members and non-members for a 3-day conference package**


A group block has been reserved at the Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley Hotel from February 27 - March 2, 2017 at $169 (plus taxes) per night.  Further details, including a group code and online reservation link will be made available from the Attendee Center (accessible once you have completed your registration).

*group discounts:

$250 discount for bookings of 5 or more delegates (x 3-day registration).  All registrations are non-refundable.  Group discounts will be applied once registration has been completed.  Please email Penny Murray once you have submitted your registration.








Cancellation / Refund Policy:

If you need to cancel your conference booking, please email Penny Murray immediately.  Any cancellation notification received after January 26, 2017 will be charged 100% cancellation fee.  No refunds will be offered.  All guest room bookings are made directly with the Hilton, and are subject to their cancellation policy.