Challenge, collaborate and inspire your assessment community.




25 - 27 September




This year's Conference will explore key industry trends around the future of assessment in light of technology developments such as AI, data privacy regulations and performance-based testing.

As with other years, our expert speakers will be presenting on a variety of industry topics including how to create effective assessments, inclusivity and Microsoft’s journey from Desktop to Cloud.

Visit us at exhibition stand #25 to learn how we can transform your assessment programme from test design to test delivery and everything in between. We’ve got you covered with SMEs from content development, technology and programme delivery.

In the meantime, here's a list of some of the things to do when visiting Madrid.


Pearson VUE Sponsor session

Collaboration, creativity and technology literacy
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Add to Calendar 09/25/2019 04:30 PM 09/25/2019 05:30 PM Spain Collaboration, Creativity and Technology Literacy Collaboration, creativity and technology literacy are three critical 21st century skills and creating effective assessments often requires all three. Spain, Madrid

Peas in a pod 

Inclusivity in assessment - Best practice and industry standards
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Add to Calendar 09/26/2019 03:15 PM 09/26/2019 04:15 PM Spain Inclusivity in assessment -Best practice and industry standards To meet the needs of a diverse demographic of test takers, assessments need to become more accessible and more inclusive. Test delivery is a critical component of providing a more inclusive experience and options for your candidates. In this Peas in a Pod discussion, we plan to facilitate a discussion about current best practice and innovations in this important facet of assessment. We will also share our experiences in providing more inclusive options for our test sponsors make available to their candidates. Spain, Madrid


Assessments with AI
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Add to Calendar 09/27/2019 10:30 AM 09/27/2019 11:30 AM Spain Assessments with A Artificial Intelligence is becoming a major disruption force in technology. The testing industry is already starting to utilize various aspects, such as natural language processing, biometrics, and fraud prevention.The purpose of this session is to look in the future and imagine how these technologies will evolve in our industry. What possible applications do we imagine? What are the potential risks and constraints? Spain, Madrid

Breakout Session

Performance-Based Testing: Microsoft’s journey from Desktop to Cloud
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Add to Calendar 09/25/2019 03:00 PM 09/25/2019 04:00 PM Spain Performance-Based Testing: Microsoft’s Journey from Desktop to Cloud Performance-based testing is emerging as an effective way of assessing candidates’ skills, allowing them to demonstrate their breadth of knowledge in a particular area. Although incorporating scored lab activities into assessments provides a higher fidelity to the real-world task that candidates will perform, doing so often introduces challenges in integrating multiple live systems and applications during exam delivery. This presentation will showcase several innovative solutions for delivering live in-the-app testing for a diversified set of products. We’ll discuss the different challenges and solutions applied to a spectrum of performance-based exams from desktop to cloud applications. We’ll also navigate implementation considerations, such as leveraging different lab providers and modality of deliveries for lab exams, and provide ideas and suggestions for simplifying the testing of performance-based exams. Attendees will learn a generic interoperable design approach for integrating different lab partners. Spain, Madrid