November 5-6, 2019
United States Institute of Peace
Washington DC


Subject to Change | As of 04 November 2019

November 5, 2019

Registration opens 8.30 am for 9.30 am start with arrival refreshments

0930 Conference Introduction and Housekeeping – Martyn Roads, Assessment Tomorrow

Morning Sessions Chair – Brian Moon, Perigean Technologies / Sero! Learning Assessments

0935 Keynote Speaker

Kelsey Merlo, University of South Florida

1000 Plenary Sessions | Emerging Trends

• ED/IES SBIR: Investing in Educational Assessments that go Beyond Multiple Choice, Ed Metz, Program Manager, SBIR Program, US Department of Education

• A New Model for Knowledge Assessment and AI Adaptive Learning, Dan Bindman, Chief Data Scientist for Yixue Squirrel AI

• Patrick Craven – Director of Assessment Policy, Research and Compliance, City and Guilds

1100 Morning Refreshments | Leland Atrium – Sponsored by Quantum Improvements Consulting

1120 Plenary Sessions | Emerging Trends

• Adaptive Comparative Judgement using Social Media Platforms, Denis Saunders – CEO and Founder, Calibrand the currency for talent®

• Lenora Knapp – President of Knapp & Associates International

1200 Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 – Emerging Trends – Adult Learners, Chairs – Kelsey Merlo (B203/215)

Breakout 2 – Emerging Trends – K-12, Chair – Ed Metz (B214/215)

Breakout 3 – Emerging Trends – Technology, Chair – Dan Bindman (Auditorium)

1245 Lunch | Sponsored by City & Guilds

1345 Breakout Sessions

Breakout 4 – Challenges – Proctoring/Invigilation/Cheating, Chair – Nathan Thompson (Auditorium)

Breakout 5 – Challenges – Scope and Scale, Chair – Abby Javurek (B203/215)

Breakout 6 – Challenges – Integration & Interoperability, Chairs – Mark Leuba and Justin Marks (B214/215)

1430 Plenary Sessions | Opportunities in Platforms; Chair – Jeff Ross, Assessment Tomorrow

• Paul Crockett, CEO, Authess

• Susan Van Gundy, VP, Business Development, Open Assessment Technologies

• Emma Hall, Senior Business Development Manager, BTL

1530 Afternoon Refreshments | Leland Atrium – Sponsored by City & Guilds

1550 Afternoon Panel Discussion on Higher Education; Chair – Amanda Turner

Panel starter from each member followed by panel discussion

• Amanda Turner, Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

• Matthew Russell, Educational Consultant, Faculty Innovation Center, University of Texas at Austin

• Jon Malone, University of Maryland

1645 Chair’s Closing Remarks

November 6, 2019

Registration opens 8.30 am for 9.00 am start with arrival refreshments

0900 Introduction and Housekeeping – Martyn Roads, Assessment Tomorrow

Morning Sessions Chair – Graham Hudson, Special Adviser to Examination Professionals Internationally

0905 Keynote Speaker

How will AI, ML, and automation impact how we do our jobs?  Nathan Thompson, Cofounder and Vice President of Psychometrics at Assessment Systems

0930 Plenary Sessions | Psychometrics & Accessibility

• Cynthia Parshall, Touchstone Consulting

• Design of Technology-Enhanced Items: Ideas from Cognitive Science, Jung Aa Moon, Research Scientist, Research and Development Division, Educational Testing Service

• Anita Harvin, Pearson

1030 Morning Refreshments | Leland Atrium – Sponsored by City & Guilds

1050 Plenary Sessions | K-12 Perspectives

• Leveraging Technology to Develop Fair, Valid, and Reliable State Assessments, Dale Cornelius, CIO at MD State Department of Education / Chair of IMS Global’s State Assessment Innovation Leadership Network

• Autumn Williams, Executive Director, African School for Excellence Foundation

1130 Lightning Demos 

1230 Lunch | Sponsored by City & Guilds

Afternoon Sessions Chair – Patrick Craven, City & Guilds 

1330 Plenary Sessions | Assessing Knowledge, Skills & Competencies

• Laura Slover, CEO, CenterPoint Education Solutions

• Talent Transformation for the 4th Industrial Revolution, Eric Shepherd, Talent Transformation Pyramid

• Martin Ripley, Director, World Class Arena Limited

1430 Afternoon Refreshments – Leland Atrium – Sponsored by City & Guilds

1500 Plenary Sessions | Challenges & Solutions for Next-Gen Assess

• Zaach Becker, Regional Vice President of Sales, ProctorU

• Jeff Cuff, COO, MZD

• Promoting Teacher and Student Engagement with Performance-based Assessment, Deborah Farrington, Senior VP of Professional Services at Cognia

1600 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Adjourn


(C) 2019 Perigean Technologies and Assessment Tomorrow