Frequently Asked Questions


I’m not a Schoolzilla user. Summit is for me too, right?

Absolutely! Data Champion Summit has always been about bringing together data-driven school systems, no matter the tools they use. We expect about 40% of attendees to be non-Schoolzilla users and our content will be designed with both in mind.

When does Summit start and end? 

To ensure plenty of travel time and ensure it doesn’t land on weekends or rush hour, we’re starting mid-day and ending mid-day. We hope that affords you plenty of time to arrive in the morning of the first day and return the afternoon of the following day.

I’d prefer to pay with a purchase order instead of a credit card. Is this possible?

Yes! Please email and we’ll work with you directly to accommodate a purchase order.

Travel + Accommodations

Where will Summit be hosted?

  • East Coast: We’ll be hosting at our co-sponsor, Kinvolved’s space at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, New York City. (Map here.) The venue is close to many subway stops and a 20-minute ride from Grand Central Station.
  • West Coast: We’ll be hosting at the David Brower Center in sunny downtown Berkeley, CA again this year! (Map here.) Because parking is scarce, we recommend public transportation or ride-sharing. The venue is a three-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART stop.
  • Midwest: We are excited to be hosting at the beautiful Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. (Map here.)

Are you offering a hotel block?

We are not offering a hotel block, but please find a list of convenient options nearby each venue:

Meals + Food Restrictions

Which meals are provided with my Data Champion Summit ticket?

  • We are providing the following meals:
    -Day 1: Lunch, Snack, and Appetizers/Drinks for evening social event
    -Day: Breakfast
    Dinners are on your own. At registration check-in, we’ll share a list of delicious restaurant suggestions nearby!

And if I have food restrictions?

  • We want to ensure everyone has a great time! When you register, please indicate your food restrictions in the form. Otherwise, please email as soon as possible.

Packing My Bag

What is the attire for Data Champion Summit? 

  • Business casual is recommended for the sessions and social events, but come as you are … the fashion police will not be on patrol at Summit.

What is the weather likely to be like?

  • East Coast: Temperatures in the low-40s with a chance of rain or snow.
  • West Coast: Temperatures in the low-60s with a chance of rain.
  • Midwest: Temperatures in the mid-40s with a chance of rain or snow.

What should I bring with me?

  • We highly recommend you bring a laptop, charger, business cards, and pure enthusiasm 🙂

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