ATP announces speakers for 5th annual India conference

The Association of Test Publishers, an international, non-profit organisation representing providers of tests and assessment tools and services, has announced plans and speakers for the fifth annual India-ATP conference. It will be organised on the theme of 'Global Standards for Assessments in a Digital First World: A Future Perspective' on December 20, at the Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

"This conference focuses on assessment and its importance for both education and the workplace," noted 2019 India-ATP Chair Divylok Sharma, Senior Director, (Client Development), Pearson VUE. "At India-ATP we bring together educational and workplace leaders so that they can learn together about standards and best practices for assessments, both now and for the future, and develop meaningful working relationships with each other that will be beneficial to India."

Chief Guest for the event will be Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, whereas keynote speakers for this event include Dr Sandhya Chintala, Vice President of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and Executive Director of the Sector Skills Council of NASSCOM. In her session, Chintala will address the education and skills development initiative of this industry body. Also addressing this year's delegates is Jaydeep Singh, Founder & CEO of Empass Learning.

And back this year by invitation is Paul Edelblut,Vice President Cognitive Computing, Vantage Labs. In his session, he will address the current limitations of reading comprehension assessments and discuss how an innovative new validation process, (ACE*) leverages functional near infrared spectroscopy to overcome these limitations.

"There are many international presenters to look forward to at this conference who will explore relevant topics and cutting edge technologies that are impacting higher education and its relationship to the workplace in our emerging digital society," remarked ATP CEO William G Harris, Ph.D.

Dr Harris noted that the aim of ATP is to promote and develop testing and assessment practices and facilitate an environment that benefits businesses, educational organisations, and society in general.

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