Are You New to The Assessment World?

The Innovations in Testing conference has so much to offer those who are just getting started in assessment and certification. We know it can be challenging to determine the best way to navigate a large conference like this and to make connections along the way, so we’ve come up with some new opportunities to ensure your success! These include:

  • 17 sessions specifically designated for industry newcomers.
  • A reception just for you to meet others who are getting started in the assessment community.
  • A complimentary professional headshot.
  • A volunteer ambassador to help you navigate the conference and get the most out of your experience.
  • Complimentary access to our Industry Newcomer’s Lounge.
  • An on-site Volunteer Committee.
  • Our ROI Toolkit to get approval to attend.

Industry Newcomers Track

We want our newcomers to have a rewarding experience, so we’ve designed sessions just for YOU! Visit our Program Page and filter by Track to see these sessions, descriptions, and presenter details! Check out our top 5 that Industry Newcomers should attend:

  • Assessment Essentials: Your Path to Success
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About AI But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Game Show Time: It’s the Credentialing Feud
  • This One’s Just for the New Kids on the (Exam Security) Block
  • The Top 10 Countdown: Winning AI Strategies to Grow Your Program


Industry Newcomers First-Time Attendee Reception

Kick off your conference by connecting with others who are new to the industry or meeting conference veterans. Join us at the First-Time Attendee Reception taking place on Sunday, March 3rd from 5PM to 6PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to start your networking!


Complimentary Professional Headshots

All First-Time Attendees and attendees who are new to the testing industry will have the opportunity to capture a professional headshot at no cost. Having a polished headshot at your disposal is invaluable for enhancing your online presence, whether it's for social media profiles or your email signature. We’ll send a link to all eligible attendees prior to the conference to schedule a time slot.


Ambassador Program

If you’re new to the Innovations in Testing Conference, opt to have an ambassador assigned to you who will guide you along the way. Simply select “Yes, I’d like an ambassador” when you register for the conference. An experienced conference veteran will be in touch prior to the conference and will make arrangements to connect on-site. If you’ve already registered and didn’t opt in, email to add yourself to the program.


On-site Volunteer Committee

Sign up to be on the Volunteer Committee by serving as a greeter, session coordinator or other on-site helper. This is a great way to get involved and meet new people. It’s also very often a stepping-stone in being a part of other ATP committees...which leads to meeting even MORE amazing assessment professionals! Once again, you can sign up when you register, or email for details.


Industry Newcomer’s Lounge

Take advantage of a special getaway lounge just for our industry newcomers to network or simply enjoy some downtime. This designated room will be in the heart of the meeting space, making it easy for you to enjoy!


Return on Investment (ROI) Toolkit

Do you want to attend the Innovations in Testing Conference, but you are not sure how to get it approved by leadership? You can start by explaining the return your organization gets from investing in your conference experience. One of the best ways to convey the value is to connect your organization’s goals to the educational opportunities offered at the Innovations in Testing Conference. Learn more >


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