Summary: Conference support for electronic initiatives
For the past year, the Department of Education has provided
increasing conference support for electronic initiatives upon
request but it has come to our attention that not all
associations are familiar with the support the Department can
provide. The purpose of this letter is to let you know the types
of support we can provide to state and regional meetings.
We can provide conference support for state and regional
financial aid association meetings in three broad areas:
- Presentations on topics related to Electronic Data
Exchange, EDExpress software (including direct loan and
packaging), renewal application, AWARE software, and
other CPS-related topics
- Personal Computer Lab support on EDExpress software
- EDE and EDExpress Training
- EDE and Direct Loan booth exhibits
Additional information about conference support options is
included in Enclosure 1.
Associations desiring conference support should submit a request
in writing at least one (1) month in advance of the conference
start date. Requests must include all of the following
- Name of requesting organization
- Contact person and telephone number for additional
- Dates of the conference
- Location (including city and hotel or other lodging
- Type of support requested (See enclosure. For
presentations, please include the time of each session;
for PC labs and booths, please include the hours during
which the lab or exhibit area will be open.)
Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Therefore, please submit your request as early as possible. While
we intend to fill all requests, if there are multiple meetings
during the same period of time it may be difficult to fulfill all
Address your requests to:
Department of Education
7th and D Streets, S.W.
Room 4651, ROB-3
Washington, D.C. 20202
Attn: Nancy Reynolds, Management Analyst
Or, fax your request to ED at 202-401-1637; ATTN: Nancy
Upon approval of your request you will be contacted about any
additional arrangements that are needed.
If you need additional information, please feel free to call the
Applicant Systems Division at 202-260-9988.
Special Advisor to the Secretary