Detailed Conference Schedule

Monday, October 17 

7:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Registration Open

8:00 am -11:00 am: Pre-Conference Workshops

Diversity and Inclusion throughout the Test Development Lifecycle and Candidate Journey

ICE-CCP Overview: How to Prepare for Success

Simplifying Security: Deciphering Data Forensics into Accessible Actions

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Pre-Conference Workshops

Globalizing Certification: A Deep Dive into Market Analysis, Funding, Content Adaptation, Validity, Translation, Security, Pricing, & Business Success

Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies and Procedures into Examination Development and Delivery

Testing Boot Camp 101: A Testing Workshop

4:30 – 5:30 pm

I.C.E. Leadership Development Town Hall

5:00 – 6:00 pm

First Time Attendee Reception

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Opening Welcome Reception in the Innovation Hall, Sponsored by Pearson VUE

Tuesday, October 18

7:00 am - 5:30 pm 

Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:30 am 

Breakfast and Exhibit Time in the Innovation Hall

7:30 am - 8:30 am 

Public Member Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:45 am 

Opening Keynote with Shawn Kanungo

10:15 am - 11:15/11:45 am 

4 Ways to Grow Your Credentialing Programs

Ethical Communications in Marketing

How does Longitudinal Assessment Recertification Protect the Public?

Smaller Program Accreditation – the Path to Success

Sunshine and Roses or Doom and Gloom? Debating the Future of Testing

We know it’s important but what can we do about it? Considerations and guidance on how credentialing bodies can put DEI principles into practice.

We Want You! Attracting outstanding SMEs

11:45 am - 2:00 PM ET

Lunch and Exhibit Time in the Innovation Hall

E-Poster Viewing

Evaluating the adaptation and implications of oral exams switching from in-person to virtual format.

Validation Evidence for Exam Administration Modalities: Monitoring Scores Between Live Remote Proctoring and Computer-Based Testing

Post-Pandemic Credential Growth Model

Rocking the RFP: Optimize your RFP to elicit better proposals

Test taking strategies and testing time: When is enough enough?

Lightning Learning Sessions

Building a compelling credentials campaign for a global audienc: A Google Cloud marketing case study

Digital Accessibility: What does that mean for certification design and delivery?

Herding cats: Tips on how to build stakeholder alignment and participant awareness in large scale studies

Lock It Down: A Secure Browser POV

Audience Interactive Discussion with IAS: 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Adding ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation to Your NCCA-Accredited Program

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Does your Organization have a Legally Defensible Disciplinary Process?

Job Analysis: Tips for Crafting an Exemplary Study

Our SMEs are the Bee’s Knees: Three approaches to developing strong item writers and reviewers from your subject matter expert pool

Practical Steps to Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Certification Program

Raising Your Exam Security Game

Small but Mighty: Combining smaller assessments to enhance overall reliability

Trends in Governance: Key Findings of an Industry Survey of Governance Models

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Beyond the Panel Meeting: How Credentialing Organizations Can Use Additional Data Points to Expand the JTA and Add Validity Evidence to their Program

Extending Collusion Analysis to New Item and Exam Formats

From Braille to Bluetooth: Adjusting for evolving accommodations

Hard Facts About Soft Skills

Instructionally Sound Certificate Study Prep

Transitioning Diverse Test-Taker Populations to Online Testing

Why Accessibility isn’t Just About Meeting Legal Requirements

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm 

Research Summit

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Happy Hour in the Innovation Hall, sponsored by Prometric

Wednesday, October 19 

7:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Registration Open

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Breakfast in the Innovation Hall

7:30 am - 8:30 am 

CEO SIG: Networking Event for Credentialing Program Executives, Sponsored by Heuristic Solutions

7:30 am - 8:30 AM - Jump Start Sessions

Changing Up Your Assessment

Hidden Biases in your Credentials: How to maximize fairness in your programs

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Candidate Experience in Online Testing: Measurement Issues, Research, and Implications for Practice

Cheaters Gonna Cheat: Stories from Test Centers & Online Proctoring Experts

Innovative assessment strategies: Are they accessible to candidates with disabilities?

Measuring the Value of Certification: Insights and Lessons Learned

Reimagining Your Certification Exams: Considerations, Pitfalls, and Stories from the Frontiers

State Legislation that would Constrain Enforcement of Conduct Codes and Eligibility Requirements by Licensing Boards and Certification Programs

When you say test center, what kind of test center do you mean?  Evaluating test centers and their respective features and tradeoffs

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Certifying the Certifiers: Design, Development, and Implementation of the ICE-CCP Credential

Embedded Standard Setting for Credentialing: Eliminating the Traditional Standard Setting Workshop and Enhancing Validity

How fair is it to deliver your exams only in English?

Lessons learned from remote exam delivery 'The hard way': Best practices that came from these case studies

Meeting Stakeholder Needs through Training and Credentialing

Test Accommodations: Latest Trends from a Global Perspective

Uncovering Bias in Your Test Content: Tools and Techniques for Identifying and Minimizing Potential Risk

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

I.C.E. Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dessert and Exhibit Time in the Innovation Hall

E-Poster Viewing

The Online Proctoring Gold Mine: blending data streams and synthesizing information to ensure validity and security of exams delivered online

The REBUILD Skills Act: an opportunity for certification organizations to offer federally funded scholarships and promote their brand

Lightning Learning Sessions

Continuing Quality Improvement’s Role in Social Media Strategy and Audience Engagement

Networking Event with CNG

Meet CNG - The Certification Networking Group

2:30 - 3:30/4:00 pm

Chasing Relevance: How the Nation’s Emergency Medical Services Certification is Redefining Value

Client vs. Vendor Showdown: On the spot questions from client to vendor and vendor to client about the Analysis of Practice study. Who will survive?

Getting Beyond “It Depends”: Psychometricians Debate Hot Topics in Credentialing - Part Three

Practice Makes Perfect: How to Prepare a Successful Re-accreditation Application

Snakes in the Grass: Protecting Your Program from Remote Access Proxies

Success factors in developing and implementing competency models

Thinking outside the box: Leveraging microcredentials across multiple credentialing programs.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Best Practices for Real-World Conversations About Statistics and Measurement

Facilitating Item Development: Reducing SME Time Demands, Reusing Distractors, and Recycling and Distilling Item Components

Getting the Best from Your Credentialing Board Public Member

Preparing for Pivotal Moments in the Lifecycle of Your Certification Program

Taking an Exam: The Candidate Experience

Three Case Studies of Innovative Certifications

Applying for Accreditation under the NCCA 2021 Standards (NCCA Session): A session with NCCA Commissioners

Thursday, October 20

7:00 am - 8:00 am ET

Public Member Debrief

7:30  am -10:30 am  

Registration Open

8:15 - 9:15 am 

Volunteer Breakfast

9:15- 10:15 am 

Delivering Fair and Defensible Performance Based Exams

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Key Considerations for Policy and Delivery Changes

Increasing the Efficiency and Security of Remotely Delivered Tests

Maximizing Impact of Research & Development Investments

Privacy and Data Protection: Compliance Annoyance or Candidate Safeguard? Guidance on Effective Privacy within a Certification/Credentialing Program

Thank you to our Education Track Sponsor

Business of Certification Track sponsored by BenchPrep

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