Reasons to Attend the Examsoft Assessment Conference (EAC)

May 3, 2016 Christy Terry

The second annual ExamSoft Assessment Conference is coming up June 13-15. Last year’s conference was great for those who made it, but unfortunately, it sold out so fast that some assessment fans who were interested missed out.

Don’t make that mistake this year. Tickets are still available, and they’re worth it. Ninety-six percent of last year’s attendees said they’d recommend the EAC to others, and ninety-four percent told us they were planning to attend again. If you’re into assessment and care about data, then you know those numbers are exceptional.

If you’re still on the fence, here are a few good reasons to reconsider.

  1. See our great keynote speaker: Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen.

This year’s keynote address promises to be packed full of great information. Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen will discuss the rethinking the way technology is used (or not used) in the classroom. His talk on Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning is certain to generate some discussion and a lot of new ideas.

  1. Attend loads of sessions packed with great information.

In addition to our great speakers, attendees will also have three days full of educational sessions that cover all aspects of assessment. From psychometrics to effective use of analytics to the technology available to make assessment better—if there’s a subject related to assessment you’re interested in, there’s probably a session on it at this year’s EAC.

  1. Network with your peers.

Does it ever feel lonely being the main assessment geek at your school? Well cast those feelings aside, because at EAC you’ll be surrounded by people who speak the language of assessment. One of last year’s attendees, Ashley Castleberry, wrote about how meaningful it was to finally be around colleagues who got it: “It was so nice to feel a part of a larger family rather than simply the person my faculty call with ExamSoft questions.” You are not alone in your love of assessment—come and meet your people!

  1. It’s not all work—there’s plenty of time for play.

Yes, the conference offers tons of educational resources and sessions. Yes, you can count on learning a lot of information packed into a couple days’ time. That doesn’t mean the EAC is all work, though. Between receptions and happy hours, expect plenty of break time to enjoy some time with your peers. Your time out of the office will be productive, but it will also be fun.

  1. See some of Dallas.

Have you ever been to Dallas? The city has great food, great museums, and plenty of interesting sites and landmarks to visit. Whether you’ve been there before or are visiting for the first time, you can find plenty to see and do beyond the conference itself.

What are you doing still reading? Go ahead and register.

There’s a lot to do, a lot to learn, and a lot to love at #EAC, and we want to see you there!

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