Keynote Speakers

The Art of Storytelling – Using Our Stories to Reach the World

Matthew Luhn, Pixar Animation Studios

Every day, our industry gives thousands of tests to students, candidates, patients, and professionals who will use those test results in their academic or professional pursuits. Each of them has a unique story of how they arrived at that test – whether we are aware of it or not. Being able to share their stories is a critical way for us to communicate the value of the testing experience and its effects on lives around the world. Stories compel us and our customers to engage in experiences, learn lessons, and define our values and ourselves within our organization.

Matthew Luhn, 20 year Pixar Story Veteran, brings his experience creating and developing 10 blockbuster films at Pixar, and provides practical strategies that teach and inspire people and teams to connect more effectively with audiences. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between business and heart. By using storytelling, you can drive your story and those all around the world that we affect through testing to communicate the power of testing.

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Human-Centered Assessment – Oxymoron or Impending Revolution?

Sandy Speicher, IDEO

What would it look like to move from a measurement-centered approach to a human-centered one? Sandy Speicher, a partner and managing director of the education practice at the renowned global design firm IDEO, will introduce the concept of “design thinking” – a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and requirements for success. She will inspire us with examples of how design thinking is being used to innovate in business, healthcare, government, and yes, even education.

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March 5-8, 2017 | Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ
March 5-8, 2017
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ