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(GEN-95-48) This letter announces two workshops, "EDE: Your Gateway to the Future," to be held on November 28-30 in San Francisco, California and December 11-13 in Orlando, Florida.

DCLPublicationDate: 10/1/95
DCLID: GEN-95-48
AwardYear: 1996-1997
Summary: This letter announces two workshops, "EDE: Your Gateway to the Future," to be held on November 28-30 in San Francisco, California and December 11-13 in Orlando, Florida.


Action Letter # 2
GEN-95-48
October 1995


Summary: This letter announces two workshops, "EDE: Your
Gateway to the Future," to be held on November 28-30 in San
Francisco, California and December 11-13 in Orlando, Florida.

Dear Colleague:

The U. S. Department of Education cordially invites you to attend a
workshop entitled "EDE: Your Gateway to the Future" to be held
this fall in San Francisco, CA and Orlando, FL. This three day
workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn about and
provide comments on the Department's electronic Title IV
application systems. Some of the major presentation and discussion
topics will include:

- Welcome to the Title IV Wide Area Network (WAN)
- Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Basics
- What's New for 1996-97
- Direct Loan Forum and Updates
- How to Implement EDE and Direct Loans at your institution
- Electronic Pell Payments
- Application and Renewal Application Processing Update
- Custom System Configuration Issues
- Technical Training for all EDE Systems
- Introducing FAFSA Express
- Developments in the Integrated Student Aid Management Systems
(ISAMS)

The first conference in San Francisco will begin at 8:45 am on
Tuesday, November 28 with a program update for all Direct Loan
schools to welcome Year Three schools to the William D. Ford
Federal Direct Loan program. The full program of concurrent
sessions will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. The registration desk will
be open Monday, November 27 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and again
on Tuesday from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm.

Federal Direct Loan participants are invited to a Users Group
meeting to be held on Thursday, November 30 for Direct Loan
schools to share information with each other and ED on ways to
better improve the program.

The second conference in Orlando, FL will begin at 8:45 am on
Monday, December 11 with a program update for all Direct Loan
schools to welcome Year Three schools to the William D. Ford
Federal Direct Loan program. The full program of concurrent
sessions will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. The registration desk will
be open Sunday, December 10 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and again on
Monday from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm.

In addition to the more than 30 concurrent sessions being offered on
EDE, the Orlando conference will feature an HBCU Direct Loan
Users Group. This session will address the issues of implementing
Federal Direct Loans on campus and an opportunity for Year One
and Year Two HBCUs to share their approaches to implementation.
The discussion will also include information on the improved
Institutional Default Prevention System (IDPS) and the ED
Electronic Bulletin Board. Federal Direct Loan participants are also
invited to a Users Group meeting to be held on Wednesday,
December 13 for all Direct Loan schools to share information with
each other and ED on ways to better improve the program.

Discounted travel to San Francisco, CA and Orlando, FL has been
arranged with United Airlines and Delta Airlines. To take
advantage of these discounts, call or have your travel agent call the
reservations line and provide the meeting ID number.

United Airlines
(800) 521-4041
Meeting ID: 562WA

Delta Airlines
(800) 241-6760
Meeting ID: Y2315

A block of rooms is reserved at special workshop rates for all
participants. Hotel reservations may be made by calling the
conference hotels directly. When making your reservations, please
specify that you will be attending the Department of Education
workshop. Make your reservations by NOVEMBER 20 to secure a
room at the special workshop rates.

San Francisco, CA:
The Westin St. Francis ($99 tax inclusive)
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 397-7000

Orlando, FL:
The Omni Rosen Hotel ($66 plus 12 % tax)
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819-8114
(407) 354-9840

A registration form is enclosed and should be completed and
returned by NOVEMBER 15, 1995. THERE ARE NO
REGISTRATION FEES FOR THESE WORKSHOPS. We
encourage your IMMEDIATE response since workshop attendance
is limited to the first 700 respondents for each workshop.

Please FAX your form to the attention of DEBRA BANKS AT
(703) 934-9868. Confirmation of registration will be sent within three
days of receipt of your registration form.

We hope you will join us for one of these exciting and informative
workshops on the Department of Education's electronic initiatives.

Sincerely,

Leo Kornfeld
Senior Adviser to the Secretary


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Last Modified: 09/30/1995