Cooley lawyers and senior professionals participate in and speak at several education industry conferences throughout the year.


February 21
CooleyED Conference and Edtech Pitch Night – San Francisco, CA
Cooley is pleased to host a select group of industry leaders and investors for a unique conference on investment opportunities in global education followed by an edtech pitch program. The conference will explore current trends and issues affecting the education vertical, strategic investment ideas and opportunities.


March 5-8
SXSW EDU 2018 – Austin, TX
The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.


April 3-4
P3-EDU Conference – Arlington, VA
P3-EDU brings together a select group of university leaders and a handful of private company CEOs to network and share best practices around public-private partnerships in higher education. Jay Vaughan will moderate a panel on “Managing Partnership Risk – Regulatory & Accreditation Considerations.”

April 16-18
ASU GSV Summt 2018 – San Diego, CA
The ASU GSV Summit brings together the most impactful people from diverse constituencies—entrepreneurs, business leaders, educators, policymakers, philanthropists and university and district leaders—to create partnerships, explore solutions and shape the future of learning.

April 22-24
WASFAA 2018 Annual Conference – Boise, ID
The annual WASFAA conference is a unique training and professional development opportunity that will equip Financial Aid Administrators (FAA) with the tools necessary to better serve students and families. Rebecca Flake, Higher Education Services Advisor, presented on “Federal Laws on Sharing Student Data – A Navigational Guide for Financial Aid Offices and Officers” during the conference.

April 23-25
NASASPS 2018 Annual Conference – Portland, OR
The National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools’ (NASASPS) mission is to improve and promote effective state regulation of private postsecondary education.


May 6-9
EASFAA 2018 Annual Conference – Bolton Landing, NY
The EASFAA Conference provides valuable, updated information on the student aid programs. Cooley Higher Education Services Advisor, Marjorie Arrington presented on “PEERx® Best Practices for Implementing Effective Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAP)” during the conference.


Jun 3-6
CECU Annual Convention – Orlando, FL
Join hundreds of sector leaders at the 2018 CECU Convention to connect to colleagues, innovative ideas, employer partnerships and new members. Special Counsel, Kate Lee Carey, will be presenting on “Navigating the New Compliance Audit Guide” during the conference.

June 17-20
National Charter School Conference 2018 – Austin, TX
The National Charter Schools Conference is the best learning and networking event for charter school educators, leaders, and advocates. Special Counsels, Kate Lee Carey and Randy Sabett will be speaking on a panel, “Is Your Charter School Protecting It’s Student Data?”

June 24–27
NACUA Annual Conference – Minneapolis, MN
The NACUA Annual Conference focuses on current issues and legal developments in the field of higher education law. Plenary sessions address challenges in the field, while panel and small discussion sessions focus on specific issues of importance to higher education lawyers and their institutions. Partner, Mike Goldstein, will be speaking on two panels during the conference.

June 24-27
NASFAA 2018 National Conference – Austin, TX
The NASFAA National Conference is the premier event serving the student financial aid community. Student aid professionals from across the nation attend the NASFAA National Conference each year to teach, learn, network, and share best practices. Marjorie Arrington, Higher Education Services Advisor, will be participating on a panel discussion during the conference entitled, “It Did Not Go As Expected: Audit Findings and Developing Corrective Action Plans.”