PESC-A4L Summit 2024:

Laying the Foundation for the Future

April 30 - May 2, 2024


Hilton Arlington National Landing,
2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy,
Virginia, 22202 USA


If you have any further questions, please contact the Event Co-Ordinator:

Penny Murray

Community Director, A4L Community


Telephone: +1 202-621-0547


If you need to cancel your conference booking, please email Penny Murray immediately. 

Any cancellation notification received after April 8, 2024 will be charged 100% cancellation fee.  No refunds will be offered.  All guest room bookings are made directly with the hotel, and are subject to their cancellation policy. 

Should the A4L Community/PESC be forced to cancel this event, refunds will be offered to all registered delegates.


Supporting Lifelong Learning through open data standards and protecting data privacy 

The theme of “Laying the Foundation for the Future” reflects the core values and objectives of both the A4L Community and PESC.

Join a growing community as we continue to build the foundation to securely move data across pK20W systems, address privacy obligations, meet regulatory compliance, improve transparency practices, identify/monitor security controls, and provide certification.  Together, we are shaping the future of data standards in education and making lasting impacts on the lives of students, educators, and educational institutions worldwide.

The PESC-A4L Summit is an innovative event dedicated to advancing lifelong learning through the exploration of open data standards and privacy. This unique conference brings together experts, thought leaders, and enthusiasts to delve into the intersection of technology, data, and privacy in the education sector. 


The draft agenda can be found here >>

More detailed information will be available shortly. A summary of the key focus areas are as follows…

Open Data Standards:

Explore the latest developments and advancements in open data standards within the education domain. Understand how these standards can enhance interoperability, streamline data sharing, and contribute to a more connected and efficient education ecosystem.

Privacy in Education:

Delve into the critical aspect of privacy within the education landscape. Discuss best practices, regulatory compliance, and ethical considerations in handling sensitive educational data. Learn how to strike the right balance between data-driven insights and safeguarding individual privacy.

Lifelong Learning Initiatives:

Showcase initiatives, programs, and technologies that promote lifelong learning. Discuss strategies to support continuous education, skills development, and adaptability in an ever-changing world.

Collaboration and Networking:

Foster collaboration among attendees, including educators, technologists, policymakers, and industry representatives. Provide opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange to create a community dedicated to driving positive change in education through open data standards and privacy.

Community Session Submissions:

If you are interested in leading a session at this Summit, we have put aside several sessions for presentations from our members.

When submitting your session, please remember to include the names of all session leads, plus a session title and description.

Priority will be given to session submissions linking back to the Summit theme ‘Laying Foundations for the Future.

PLEASE NOTE: A4L Community & PESC require that all speakers, moderators, chairs & attendees of this Summit register and remit registration fees to attend. 

Who Should Attend?

Why Attend?



$ 750
  • Price increases to $795 after Feb 29, 2024


$ 900
  • Price increases to $995 after Feb 29, 2024

A4L Community Premium members get an additional 15% off the published rates. Discounts will be applied at checkout.

Members must be logged in to the website, or have a promo code, to obtain the Member rate.

Online registration closes on April 1, 2024.

Conference Package includes:

Registration notes:


A small group block has been reserved at the Hilton Arlington National Landing Hotel at the rate of $258++ per person, per night.  To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly on 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667).  Quote group reference ‘A4L’ to obtain the group rate.  All hotel reservations are subject to the hotel’s booking and cancellation policies.

Discounted hotel rate ends on April 8, 2024. Space is limited.

Thank you to our Sponsors





Sponsorship opportunities available!

PLEASE NOTE:  You will need to have an account (either Guest or Member) on the website to purchase Sponsorship. 

To set-up a Guest account, please click here.


$ 1000
  • Organization name and logo on event web page
  • Organization name and logo promoted on site at the Summit
  • Acknowledgment at Opening Session


$ 2500
  • All the benefits of Bronze Sponsorship PLUS,
  • Named as Sponsor (with logo) in A4L Community & PESC communications before the event
  • Introductory remarks at designated group session during the Summit


$ 5000
  • All the benefits of Silver Sponsorship PLUS,
  • 5-minute Opening session welcome remarks and company information relating to interoperability and/or privacy
  • Evening ‘networking event’ named sponsor recognition
  • Company Material Dissemination
  • One complimentary Summit registration
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