This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

Featured Speakers

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Angelica Infante-Green

Rhode Island Department of Education
avatar for Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise

Iowa Department of Education
avatar for Julia Rafal-Baer

Julia Rafal-Baer

Chiefs for Change
avatar for Christopher Ruszkowski

Christopher Ruszkowski

Harvard University
CEPR Advisory Board Member
avatar for John King

John King

The Education Trust
President and CEO
avatar for Jon Fullerton

Jon Fullerton

Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard
Executive Director
avatar for Jenn Bell-Ellwanger

Jenn Bell-Ellwanger

Data Quality Campaign
avatar for Eli Pristoop

Eli Pristoop

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Lawrence Bacow

Lawrence Bacow

Harvard University
29th President
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Bridget Long

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics
avatar for Malcolm Gay

Malcolm Gay

The Boston Globe
avatar for Meghan Irons

Meghan Irons

Boston Globe
Social Justice and Race Reporter
avatar for Joshua Goodman

Joshua Goodman

Harvard Kennedy School
Associate Professor of Public Policy

Abadur Rahman

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation
Economic Development Director

Madelyn Disla

Program Coordinator II
avatar for Atnre Alleyne

Atnre Alleyne

Executive Director
avatar for Darryl Hill

Darryl Hill

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Chynah Tyler

Chynah Tyler

Massachusetts Legislature
Representative, 7th Suffolk District


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Schoolzilla PBC
avatar for Seher Ahmad

Seher Ahmad

Delaware Department of Education
avatar for Mary Batiwalla

Mary Batiwalla

TN Department of Education
Assistant Commissioner
avatar for Jason Becker

Jason Becker

Chief Product Officer
avatar for Sheldon Berman

Sheldon Berman

Andover Public Schools
Superintendent of Schools
avatar for Sharon Bi

Sharon Bi

Santa Ana Unified School District
Assistant Director
avatar for David Blazar

David Blazar

University of Maryland College Park
Assistant Professor
avatar for Angela Boatman

Angela Boatman

Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Laura Booker

Laura Booker

Tennessee Department of Education
Executive Director of Research
avatar for Billy Buchanan

Billy Buchanan

Fayette County Public Schools
Director, Office of Grants, Research, Accountability, & Data (GRAD)
avatar for Roxana Del Campo

Roxana Del Campo

Research Analyst / Independent Consultant
Consultant/Grad Student
avatar for Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Ed-Fi Alliance
Strategic Partnerships
avatar for Jing Che

Jing Che

Rochester City School District
Senior Research Analyst
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Tara Chiatovich

Panorama Education
Tara Chiatovich is a Research Scientist at Panorama Education. She is...
avatar for Carrie Conaway

Carrie Conaway

MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
Chief Strategy and Research Officer
avatar for Danielle Cooper-Williams

Danielle Cooper-Williams

KIPP Philadelphia Schools
Director of Equity and Cultural Proficiency
avatar for Leah Corey

Leah Corey

Senior Director of School Based Programs
avatar for Justin Dayhoff

Justin Dayhoff

Senior Account Advisor
avatar for Bill DeBaun

Bill DeBaun

National College Access Network
Director of Data and Evaluation
avatar for Richard DiSalvo

Richard DiSalvo

University of Rochester
Graduate Student

Dena Dossett

Jefferson County Public Schools
Chief, Accountability, Research, & Systems Imp
avatar for Kevin Eakes

Kevin Eakes

College of Charleston
Kevin Eakes is the Assistant Dean for Assessment & Professional...
avatar for Amy Fineburg

Amy Fineburg

Jefferson County Board of Education
Advanced Programs Specialist
avatar for John Fink

John Fink

Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
Senior Research Associate
avatar for Sylvia Flowers

Sylvia Flowers

Tennessee Department of Education
Executive Director, Educator Effectiveness and Talent
avatar for Ray Giamartino

Ray Giamartino

Rochester City School District
Chief Accountability Officer
avatar for Miriam Greenberg

Miriam Greenberg

Strategic Data Project
Strategic Data Project Director
avatar for Alison Guerriero

Alison Guerriero

Harvard CEPR
Associate Director, SDP Outreach and Partnerships
avatar for Tom Hay

Tom Hay

Academy Director
avatar for David Hersh

David Hersh

Center for Education Policy Research
Director, Proving Ground
avatar for Taryn Hochleitner

Taryn Hochleitner

Data Quality Campaign
Senior Associate
avatar for Kevin Hoffman

Kevin Hoffman

Aspire Public Schools
Associate Manager of Innovative Learning
avatar for Shannon Holston

Shannon Holston

Delaware Dept.of Education
Director, Educator Effectiveness
avatar for Brandi Holten

Brandi Holten

Relay Graduate School of Education
Senior Research Manager
avatar for Paul Houchens

Paul Houchens

Director Research and Evaluation
avatar for Cara Jackson

Cara Jackson

Abt Associates
Senior Associate
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Jeremiah Johnson

Denver Public School District
Director Grants Administration
avatar for Akisha Jones

Akisha Jones

Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (University of Delaware)
Research Assistant Professor
avatar for Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor of Education
avatar for Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard University
Faculty Director, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education And Economics

MorraLee Keller

National College Access Network
Director of Technical Assistance
avatar for Jackie Kerstetter

Jackie Kerstetter

Alessi Communication & Design Co
Communications Consultant

Jaci King

Jacquekine King Consulting
avatar for Elliotte Kinzer

Elliotte Kinzer

Tennessee Department of Education
Regional Data Analyst and TVAAS Training Lead
avatar for Whitney Kozakowski

Whitney Kozakowski

Harvard Graduate School of Education
PhD Candidate
avatar for Steve Leach

Steve Leach

Jefferson County Public Schools
Program Analyst

Christopher Leake

Teach For America
National Senior Vice President
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Matt Lenard

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Matt Lenard is a Ph.D. student in Education Policy and Program...
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Matt Linick

Sr. Researcher

Mark Luetzelschwab

Amazon Web Services
Global Education Solutions Lead
avatar for Rebecca Marshall

Rebecca Marshall

Strategic Data Project
Senior Programs Manager
avatar for Christine Mokher

Christine Mokher

Florida State University
Associate Professor, Higher Education
avatar for Erin Mote

Erin Mote

Executive Director
avatar for Samuel Moulton

Samuel Moulton

Panorama Education
Director of Research

Ira Nichols-Barrer

Mathematica Policy Research
Senior Researcher
avatar for Hannah Page

Hannah Page

Director of Data
Drew Charter School

Tatiana Poladko


Morgan Polikoff

University of Southern California
Associate Professor
avatar for Robert Pollard

Robert Pollard

Strategic Data Project
Senior Outreach and Engagement Associate

Tony Pratt

Senior Industry Consultant
avatar for Thomas Reed

Thomas Reed

ESC of Central Ohio
Executive Director

Shanna Ricketts

Gwinnett County Public Schools
avatar for Andre Rodrigues

Andre Rodrigues

The HS of Fashion Industries
Assistant Principal

Kristen Rohanna

Adjunct Faculty

Kevin Salkas

Interim Director, Career and College Centers
avatar for Dr. Michael Saylor

Dr. Michael Saylor

Delaware Department of Education
Director - Educator Excellence
avatar for Tim Schmandt

Tim Schmandt

Rochester City School District
Director of Procurement
avatar for Dr. Bryan Shelly

Dr. Bryan Shelly

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Coordinator, Research & Evaluation
avatar for Timothy Shriver

Timothy Shriver

Special Olympics International

Angela Socorso

Smyrna School District
Supervisor of Human Resources
avatar for Shannon Stackhouse

Shannon Stackhouse

Sr. Impact Manager
avatar for Derek Stampone

Derek Stampone


Tiffany Stanley

Chief of Staff
avatar for David Steiner

David Steiner

Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy
Professor/Executive Director

Lee Teitel

Director, RIDES Project

Karen Tzong

Santa Ana Unified School District
Research Analyst
avatar for Amelia Vance

Amelia Vance

Future of Privacy Forum
Director of Education Privacy

William Wagner-Flynn

Syracuse City School District
Data Analyst
avatar for Dan Weisberg

Dan Weisberg

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tinkhani White

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Curriculum Coordinator

Christina Whitfield

Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
avatar for Daniel Wick

Daniel Wick

Regional Data Manager
avatar for Gene Wilhoit

Gene Wilhoit

Center for Innovation in Education
Executive Director
avatar for Bethany King Wilkes

Bethany King Wilkes

Tennessee Board of Regents
Program Director, Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support
avatar for Judy Wurtzel

Judy Wurtzel

Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Senior Director, Education
avatar for Bo Yan

Bo Yan

Data Strategy
avatar for Nermin Zubaca

Nermin Zubaca

University of Delaware/Delaware Department of Education
Data Analyst