Monday, April 13, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Ronald Reagan Building
Washington, DC

Analytics has the power to transform not only the learning environment, but also the greater educational ecosystem.  However, the promise of social media and big data analytics to improve educational outcomes has not yet moved from basic descriptive applications to real predictive and prescriptive models. This forum will explore a number of ground-breaking examples of moving toward more advanced analytical modelspertaining to the higher education environment in the U.S. and share the lessons learned, findings, and future directions in a way that invites debate, input, and collaboration. By design, this forum includes scientists and practitioners as well as academic and industry experts. This is the first collaborative forum on education analytics held by vibeffectTM and the Center for Complexity in Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Ideal Participants

  • Practitioners in K-12 and higher education
  • Academics, researchers, and analysts particularly in the field of education


  • Registration fee is $195 for industry and $100 for academics
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided
  • Participation is limited to 60 people
  • Register at the link below

Registration is now open!

Current Schedule – More details will be added as they are confirmed

9:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast

10:00 a.m.

Opening Session

10:30 a.m.

Segment 1: Descriptive

12:00 noon

Lunch: breakout sessions with themed discussions

1:00 p.m.

Segment 2: Predictive

2:30 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Segment 3: Prescriptive

4:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up Session: What we learned from today

5:00 p.m.

Close and possible relocation to another venue

To learn more about the field of educational analytics, visit the vibeffect website.