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Communities around the world are embracing the philosophy of "open" to crowdsource knowledge and resources to fuel solutions to intractable problems. The 2017 SDP Convening will be about sharing data tools, research, ideas, and insights in order to make our own collective work better for kids. Join us from May 17 - 19, 2017 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210).

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Friday, May 19 • 9:00am - 9:45am
How 'Open' Can Make a Real Impact in Education, or Lessons from the College Scorecard

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When serving as the Chief Digital Services Officer for the US Department of Education, Lisa Gelobter spearheaded efforts to make college information accessible. She saw that students and families needed clear, reliable data to to make educated decisions about whether and where to go to college, and so the DOE set out to "make people’s lives better by providing them with the tools and information to make more informed choices and get the best bang for buck college choice." With that, she brought the philosophy of "going open" to education policy administration. How do open projects work? What are the risks and rewards? How can we push the envelope to build data and technology tools for good? Lisa will share her experiences and insights leading digital projects for the nation.

Link to session resource library: https://sites.google.com/view/sdpconvening2017/keynote-address

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Lisa Gelobter

Former Chief Digital Service Officer, U.S. Department of Education, The White House (44th Administration)
Lisa Gelobter served as the Chief Digital Service Officer for the U.S. Department of Education in the Digital Service department of the White House under President Obama. Lisa oversaw the development of the open source College Scorecard.

Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Pacific A-E Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel