Elise Miller will offer a national perspective on the role data (like that available from VLDS) plays in ensuring that the U.S. higher education system acts as an engine of social mobility and economic development, fueling the nations competitiveness in a global economy and making it possible for all the people in the united states to live healthy and productive lives.
Kathleen Styles will address privacy and security concerns and review the history of privacy and state longitudinal data systems,privacy initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education. She will review of the history of privacy and state longitudinal data systems, privacy initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education, and make some suggestions for the future. There will be ample time for discussion.
Two nationally recognized keynote speakers will be featured at the June 25 VLDS Insights Conference. Elise Miller, Senior Program Officer, Postsecondary Data, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education.
There are only a short 19 days standing between you and the VLDS Insights Conference on June 25th, and spots are filling up quickly! This one day conference, featuring 16 different intriguing sessions, will celebrate and highlight the power of Virginia’s Longitudinal Data System (VLDS) and its future. Nevertheless, some of you may still be wondering, “Why should I attend the VLDS Insights Conference?” Prepare to be enlightened.
First, we need to explain VLDS. VLDS is a large data system with a single point of access to educational and workforce information derived from multiple, independent sources. In short, VLDS securely and confidentially tracks educational outcomes and career results of students from K-12, during college and after entering the workforce. The reason this is so important is because of its immense power to provide information, and the far-reaching benefits that can come from that. The VLDS Insights Conference will celebrate the many possibilities VLDS brings us, explore its wide range of benefits, and address privacy concerns by sharing more about Virginia’s very tough privacy laws, all the while providing a dynamic and stimulating atmosphere that will inspire and connect both data users and data providers.
The Insights Conference will be relevant to many! Researchers, entrepreneurs, developers, data providers, educators, workforce professionals, preschool experts, citizens, and the like all will come together to celebrate and inspire new ways to use VLDS. More than 50 different speakers will share information on topics as diverse as privacy and security, how VLDS can assist in college and career readiness, revelations on early career outcomes, and the results of some dynamic research. We'll talk about what has been accomplished so far and how to pave the way for a future that will transform lives through data! You won’t want to miss the VLDS Insights Conference- Click here to register now while the early bird registration fee is still available!
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In planning this program, we asked ourselves these questions, so we decided to give you a vote! Why? We are very interested in your ideas and your input, so we launched a new, but very different kind of competition.
Apps4VA's Vote 4 Your Fav isn’t necessarily about choosing the most technically advanced or the most marketable app, it’s about a fun way to spread the word about the VLDS and a chance for you, the public, to pick a winner. You can vote for the one you think holds the most promise or the one you just like the best. You choose. The winner will win a cash prize.
Who can vote? Anyone! When can you vote? Right now. You can vote from now until June 25.
If you share the link with others, your pick has a greater chance of winning. What if your pick doesn't win the top prize? Not to worry. There will be an honorable mention prize.
When will the winner be announced? June 25 at the VLDS Insights Conference. Attendees will be the first to hear the announcement! (You can register right now at the early bird rate.)
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