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2019 Best Practices Conference

February 28 - March 1, 2019

The 2019 SLDS Best Practices Conference will be held from February 28 - March 1, 2019 in Arlington, VA, with a pre-conference day on February 27, 2019. Please read the information below carefully, and coordinate with your state/territory SLDS Project Director prior to registration.

Participants and Travel Costs

States and territories with an active SLDS grant should plan to send two persons (the Project Director and one other SLDS team member).
For active grantee states/territories, the costs for travel and lodging must be paid with SLDS grant funds.
States/territories without an active SLDS grant can send one person to the conference, and AEM will cover costs of travel and lodging.
Any additional attendees a state or territory would like to send can register, but will be added to a waitlist pending availability.

Draft Agenda

Pre-conference Day Session Options - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Full-Day Session - (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Focus on Sustainability (two team members from each active SLDS grantee state/territory are required to attend this session)

Half-Day Sessions

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Developing and using your ECIDS/SLDS to conduct a community assessment and a strategic plan for your state initiatives
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Using CEDS to support data governance metadata efforts

BP Conference Day 1 - Thursday, February 28, 2019

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome & Overview
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Federal Plenary
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM State and Territory Presentations
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM State and Territory Presentations
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM Focus on Sustainability: Best Practices for Successful Grant Writing
3:10 PM - 4:20 PM Networking Follow-up
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM Wrap Up and Exit Ticket

BP Conference Day 2 - Friday, March 1, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Optional Early Bird Session
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome and Federal Plenary
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM State and Territory Presentations
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM Round Table Discussions
11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch on your own
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Kiosks
2:40 PM - 3:40 PM State and Territory Presentations
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM Closing Federal Plenary

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