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Speakers Announced for Credential Engine’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

On December 7th, Credential Engine will be (virtually) celebrating its fifth anniversary and celebrating all that has been achieved with its many partners.  The organization has been working to bring full transparency to the vast and chaotic education and occupational credentials marketplace.  

If you haven’t registered yet, we invite you to join us on December 7th from 1:00-4:00 pm ET to celebrate Credential Engine, our partners, and all the work we have achieved together. Registration for this event is complimentary. Register today to save the date and secure that time on your calendar!

Why Should I Attend?

We are working with over half the states, federal agencies and Congress, systems and providers to ensure that students, workers, employers, educators, and policymakers have access to linked, open, interoperable data to be able to make more informed decisions.  Together, stakeholders can work to create a more transparent and equitable credential landscape that can illuminate paths to a better future for people, industry, and states.

The fifth anniversary celebration will feature the release of the latest “Counting Credentials” reports for the country, presentations from state partners, an announcement of an upcoming state policy academy, remarks from a bi-partisan panel of U.S. Senators, and insights from various funders of this work. 

What to Expect.

Below is a working list of panel sessions and invited speakers. We will continue to provide updates to our agenda as more speakers are added. 

  • Counting Credentials 2022 Report: Scott Cheney, Credential Engine CEO, will provide an overview and release the findings of the new 2022 Counting Credentials Report.
  • Credential Transparency Context Setting: Larry Jackson, Senior Director of Retail Opportunity at Walmart, will offer insight from a funder’s perspective. 
  • Open Data, Better Tools: States Work Towards Credential Transparency: Invited speakers to be announced. Keep an eye out for announcements from Credential Engine to learn more about this session. 
  • Focus on Equity and Students: Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) will open this session. Dr. LeBlanc will be followed by Tina Gridiron, Vice President at ACT Center for Equity in Learning and Elena Quiroz-Livanis, Chief of Staff and Assistant Commissioner of Academic Policy and Student Success at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to discuss Credential Engine’s Equity Council and the recommendations put forth by the Council. 
  • Current and Upcoming Policy Work: Invited speakers to be announced. Keep an eye out for announcements from Credential Engine to learn more about this session. 
  • What’s Next?: Jeanne Kitchens, Credential Engine CTSO, will provide an overview of our new Pathway Builder tool. This will be followed by a Learning and Employment Record (LER) conversation moderated by Deb Everhart, Credential Engine’s CSO, and Dror Gurevich, Founder and CEO of Velocity Network Foundation. 
  • Closing Session: We will end our celebration by listening to a conversation between Stephen Moret, President and CEO of Strada Education Network, and Barbara Gellman-Danley, President of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Credential Engine Board Chair. 

Register today. We hope to see you there!