Upcoming Events

October 2018


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What: Surpass Conference 2018
When: 11th – 12th October
Where: Bristol, UK
Details: The annual gathering for the international Surpass Community will this year be held in Bristol aboard the SS Great Britain. Once again we’ll invite you to share your opinions on the product road-map and hear case studies from a range of organisations.

More details are now available and you can watch recordings from last year’s conference on the official website:

Event Website: http://conference.surpass.com

Book Now: Click here to visit Eventbrite and book your tickets



November 2018

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What: ICE Exchange 2018 (Institute for Credentialing Excellence)
When: 06th – 09th November
Where: Austin, TX, USA
Details: From their website: The ICE Exchange conference is the conference for the credentialing community. The name ICE Exchange reflects what is valued most by our annual conference attendees: the exchange of industry trends and best practice through live education and networking.
The ICE Exchange touches on the many aspects of the credentialing ecosystem: Business of Certification; Certification Operations; Certification Technology; The Future of Certification; Governance; Marketing and Communication; Security, Records and Data Management; Strategy of Certification; and Test Development and Administration.

More information will be announced on the official conference website:
Event Website: http://www.credentialingexcellence.org/p/cm/ld/fid=523


Reserve your place at the Washington DC breakfast seminar
What: Breakfast Seminar – Latest Advancements in Item Banking and Assessment

When: 29th December
Where: Washington DC, United States
Details: Join like-minded industry professionals for a new breakfast seminar and networking event in the Washington region. In this session, we welcome Manny Straehle from Assessment, Education & Research Experts (AERE) and Jamie Saldutti, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to share their insights into advancements in Item Banking and Assessment.

This is an industry focused event designed to provide assessment community professionals with an insight into the latest thinking in Item Banking and Assessments for certification, licensure, and training examinations. With guest speakers and industry networking, you’ll take away plenty of fresh ideas and connections to help you re-evaluate and grow your testing program.

Guest Speakers:

Manny Straehle, President and Founder – Assessment, Education and Research Experts (AERE)
Manny is a consulting assessment, educational and research expert with a number of work experiences with licensure and certification organizations, and over 25 years of experience in the assessment industry.

Over the past 15 years, Manny has taught various courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Penn State University, Saint Joseph’s University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California, and George Washington University. He is also the founder and president of the Applied Life Learning Institute (ALL-I) where he offers free monthly webinars on education and assessment topics. He has published two books, several articles, and has presented at numerous conferences. Manny has also delivered presentations related to the value of credentials to help legislative aides in the US Congress to draft bills.


Jamie Saldutti, Infrastructure Director – National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)Jamie is an Infrastructure Director in the Professional Services division of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). She has been with NBME for over 10 years in various project management and business process improvement roles, and has earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certifications. She has led the implementation of several 3rd party enterprise software solutions at NBME including Liferay Portal, Broadleaf eCommerce, and JReport for score reporting.

Saldutti is a member of NBME’s Agile Steering Committee which is leading the adoption of Agile Scrum for the development of NBME’s proprietary applications. She is currently responsible for the project program at NBME that includes the implementation of Surpass to replace several NBME legacy systems used for authoring, editing and reviewing test items.

We are delighted to welcome Manny Straehle and Jamie Saldutti as guest speakers at our September event in Washington. Manny will be providing an insight into using technology for psychometrics and Jamie will be discussing how NBME have been using Surpass to enhance their approach to item authoring and test development.

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/washington-dc-breakfast-seminar-latest-advancements-in-assessment-item-banking-presented-by-tickets-48588929797


March 2019

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What: ATP 2019 (Innovations in Testing Conference)
When: 17th – 20st March
Where: Orlando, FLA, USA
Details: ATP Innovations in Testing have announced a provisional date and location for their 2019 conference.
More information will be announced on the official conference website shortly:
Event Website: http://www.innovationsintesting.org/