SDP Convening

Every year, our network of 400+ data strategists, education leaders, and research faculty come together to exchange knowledge and share what works in making evidence-informed change. 

SDP Convening is an invitation-only event.
More information about the 2023 location and dates will be shared in Fall 2022.

Our 2022 Theme: Learning Unfinished

Our 2022 conference theme, “Learning Unfinished,” was be an opportunity to focus our efforts on improving systems and decisions so that students complete their pathways from preschool to college, into the workforce, and beyond and expedite our learning by sharing with one another. 

Why Attend

Convening RFP


Share your knowledge, skills, and experiences with the broader SDP network.

Propose a Session

Annual Convening - Speaker Alonso


Inspiring research and education leaders from across our networks attend our convenings. Join us to learn from others' expertise and experiences.

Fellows Reunited


Nominate an agency for their evidence-informed excellence. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments.

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Learn about strategic data work

This spring, hear from the graduating SDP Fellow cohort as they share their findings from strategic analytic questions their agency faced and the lessons they learned. In recent years, examples of SDP Fellows' projects include:

  • What began as an analysis of the nuances of Texas' manifold educator preparatory programs, SDP Fellow LaCole Foots’ project revealed a racial component that would be critical in light of Texas’ increasingly diverse student body. Read more.
  • After a lawmaker impasse on wide-reaching education legislation in West Virginia, SDP Fellow Oliver Ho and the West Virginia Department of Education collected and shared data about public perspectives to help drive the conversation forward. Read more.
  • In the School District of Palm Beach County, SDP Fellow Abigail Todhunter-Reid leveraged ROI alongside a program evaluation, providing evidence for district leaders to implement a program and ensure greater return. Read more.