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2019 PDE Data Summit

March 24th to 27th
Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
Hotel Reservations: (Coming Soon)

A room block is available at the Hershey Lodge, and reservations can be made using the link above. 

Official Event Hashtag: #PDEDataSummit2019

Main Topic Tracks:

  • Future Ready PA Index
  • PIMS Collections & PIMS Administrators
  • STEM Data & Programs
  • Data Usage & Outcomes
  • Data Governance & Data Quality
  • Technical Skills

DQN Data Governance Award of Excellence:

The Data Quality Network would like to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the quality of data within Pennsylvania schools. The award will be presented to honor a member of a data governance team who has exhibited dedication, leadership, and commitment to the establishment and growth of data governance either within their organization or on a regional or statewide scale. Nominations are being taken at the following online link: (Coming Soon)


  • 2018 - Donna Loy, Hempfield Area SD
  • 2017 - Diane Szader, Wallenpaupack Area SD

The DQN Data Governance Award of Excellence will again be presented at the annual Data Summit.

PDE Data Summit Volunteer of the Year:

The Data Summit Team would like ot recognize one volunteer per year that goes above and beyond to help plan and organize this year's event.  The volunteer team is selected from a pool of applicants, and this award honors just one individual out this engaged and dedicated group.


  • 2018 - Sabrina Dalusio, Montgomery County IU23
  • 2017 - Greg Hess, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13

Inclement Weather:

Unless the Governor declares a State of Emergency, the PDE Data Summit will run as scheduled, regardless of weather. The cancelation policies found on the Attendee Information and Exhibitor Information pages will apply.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds (minus a $25 administrative/processing fee) will be granted to registrants who cancel by email at at least 20 business days prior to the event. (Cancellation notices must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019, to receive a refund)

Refunds will not be provided to registrants who neither cancel nor attend the event. Confirmed registrants who are unable to attend the event may send a substitute in their place at no additional cost. Substitution information must be received by the Pennsylvania Department of Education ( two full business days (Thursday, March 20, 2019) before the start of the event.