Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) 2022: Leadership, Equity, Impact

Welcome to the IDIO Conference!

We invite you to join DaSy from August 21-26, 2022, at the Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. to connect, learn from other states, network with peers, and hear the latest early childhood updates from the federal agencies.

In collaboration with their early childhood technical assistance center partners, DaSy is hosting the national IDIO conference with the theme of Leadership, Equity, Impact. The IDIO Conference is designed for IDEA Part C and Part B Section 619 Coordinators, IDEA Part C and B Data Managers, parent leaders, and others working to improve state capacity for equitable, evidence-based data systems, programs, and practices; and to ultimately improve outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.

The IDIO Conference will include opportunities to attend:

  • Constituent Group Meetings
  • Workshops (3 hours)
  • Opening and Closing Plenaries
  • Concurrent Sessions (90 minutes)
  • DaSyTalks: For States by States (15 minutes)

Constituent Group meetings of IDEA Part C and Part B Section 619 Coordinators and IDEA Part C and B Data Managers from states, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, and the BIE will be held on August 21-22 and 25-26, 2022.

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Intended Outcomes

Participants of the IDIO Conference will increase their knowledge and skills to:

  • Improve state capacity to collect, analyze, report, and use high-quality IDEA Part C early intervention and Part B preschool data, including data on child and family outcomes. 
  • Address equity throughout the cycle of inquiry.
  • Enhance, streamline, and integrate early childhood data systems to address critical policy and practice questions that will facilitate program improvement and improve compliance accountability and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. 
  • Use national resources and states’ experiences and resources to build organizational capacity and support the implementation of evidence-based practices.

Keeping Everyone Safe

As the IDIO conference host, DaSy seeks to help everyone stay safe and healthy. DaSy will continue to closely monitor and be informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and District of Columbia guidance on COVID-19 and develop COVID-19 safety protocols as appropriate.

In helping to keep everyone safe, participants will be encouraged to wear masks during the IDIO Conference in all hotel conference session rooms and spaces. 

Given the rapidly changing nature of the current pandemic, DaSy may modify their guidance on IDIO Conference COVID-19 safety protocols in the future.

Please continue to periodically check this page for updated guidance during the weeks and days leading up to the conference.

IDIO Conference Agenda At-A-Glance

The IDIO Agenda At-A-Glance is the weekly schedule for the IDIO Conference including constituent meetings, workshops, plenaries, concurrent sessions, and DaSyTalk sessions. Please note this schedule is preliminary and will be updated as the program is finalized.

Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations

Conference registration and hotel reservations for the 2022 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) Conference are now open!

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