I was just taking a look at the latest attendee profile for the Ed-Fi Summit & Bootcamp this week and I am thrilled to report that we have a record number of first-timers! This is great news for the Ed-Fi Community.  It means that we are reaching new audiences and school districts that may have just been curious in the past but are now taking the time and making the effort to find out if Ed-Fi technology is a fit for their needs.

In an effort to make our new friends feel at home, I asked our team to assemble a “playlist” of Summit sessions that newcomers shouldn’t miss. These are just suggestions of course, but hopefully will be a valuable guide for those that are just joining the Ed-Fi Community.

If you’re new to Ed-Fi, this is your 2017 Summit Guide!

WEDNESDAY, 10/4

12:30pm Welcome Luncheon & Networking
2pm: New to Ed-Fi? Start Here.
3:15pm: Journey to Build an Assessment Data Governance Collaborative OR Ed-Fi Community 365
4:15pm: Ed-Fi API: Interoperability in Wisconsin
6-8pm: Certica Solutions Networking Event @ Uncle Billy’s

THURSDAY, 10/5

8am: Kick Off Breakfast & Opening Keynote
10am: Case Study: How San Francisco Unified Successfully Developed a Maturity Model
11am: Automation and Visualization of Data using Ed-Fi on Amazon Web Services
12pm: Awards Luncheon & Fireside Chat
2pm: Introduction to the ODS and API
3pm: Experience Ed-Fi: Push-Button Analytics in the Azure Cloud
4:15pm: What in the world is Project Unicorn? (non-technical) OR Tales from the Bleeding Edge: Tulsa Public Schools (technical)
6-8pm: UPD Consulting Networking Event @ Zax Restaurant

FRIDAY, 10/6

8am: Technology Show & Tell Breakfast
9am: Mapping Assessments to the Ed-Fi Standard [non-tech] OR Communications & Stakeholder Engagement: Winning Strategies [non-tech]
10am: Making Data Work for Teachers OR The Michigan Data Hub: Streamlining the use of Educational Information
11am: Shrinking the Ratio: Data-Driven College Guidance
12:30pm: Closing Luncheon