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"Empowering Students in the Age of Big Data" occurred October 10–11, 2012, in Baltimore. Leaders in higher education explored the promise and peril of "big data" in learning, student support, and college completion.

The summit was designed to catalyze dialogue about the challenges analytics creates when used for student decision making, whether that involves providing information, making recommendations, or predicting student success. Each participant brought unique expertise on the role analytics can play in our colleges and universities. The summit was an invitation-only event.


Wednesday, October 10

5:00–7:00 p.m. Registration
6:00–8:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner

Thursday, October 11

7:00–8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Panels and Activities


Hotel and travel: Jennifer Gollehon
Event information: Sondra Smith
Biographical information: Karen Mateer

This event is made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.