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Surpass Conference 2024

In 2024, we’re delighted to announce our conference will be an in-person event taking place in Leeds, from 10-11 October. Tickets include access to both days of the conference, and evening dinner, entertainment and networking on the evening of 10 October.

Leeds, UK

10–11 Oct 2024

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The conference is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded assessment professionals. Share ideas, learn, and determine the future direction of cutting-edge examination technology.

Hear from fantastic keynote speakers, and members of the Surpass Community in presentations, workshops, and of course, our famous evening entertainment and networking, this year at the Leeds Royal Armouries.

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Assessment panel discussion at the Surpass Conference.
Statues of armoured knights on horses at Leeds Royal Armouries

Alongside the conference, enjoy a historic show at our evening entertainment and networking event at the Leeds Royal Armouries Museum.

Read more about the evening networking event.

Our keynote speaker

Dan Fitzpatrick

The AI Educator and Founder of Thirdbox Ltd.

We are excited to welcome back Dan to the Surpass Conference. Don’t miss his session on The AI Classroom: Surprising revelations that will impact assessment.

View Dan's keynote

Other speakers include experts from

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Programme outline

The conference features industry speakers and exciting panel debates.

Conference topics and sessions will cover the latest developments in the Surpass Platform and new Surpass Services including:

  • Surpass feature spotlights
  • Surpass Community stories, including
    • preparing for digital general qualifications
    • real-world accountancy simulations
    • new assessment technologies across US medical schools
    • going digital and adaptive with English language tests
  • Flexible test delivery
  • New Advanced question types
  • Curriculum blueprint design
  • New features

We will also host discussions on:

  • Generative AI, including developing community-led principles to govern its usage
  • Test security
  • The workforce of the future
  • Challenges in migrating legacy content
  • Large-scale item bank management
View the programme
Philip Cowen, Business Change Manager at OCR presenting on stage at the Surpass Conference.
Delegates at the Surpass Conference on computers using the Surpass Platform in an interactive session.

Venue information

The 2024 Surpass Conference will take place at the Leeds Marriott Hotel in the city centre.

Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane
Leeds, LS1 6ET, UK

Getting to the conference

Evening networking event: Join us for a historic show at the Royal Armouries

FREE | 10 October 2024 at 7.30pm

Don’t miss the fantastic Conference drinks reception and dinner!

Based at the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds, the War Gallery provides a historic backdrop for this networking event. The Royal Armouries Museum is the UK’s national museum of arms and armour, with thousands of incredible objects, from ancient times to the present day, including Japanese samurai, iconic movie props and King Henry VIII’s armour!

Enjoy an exciting display of medieval fight techniques as armoured knights showcase their skills in a stunning Tournament Duel. Cheer for your chosen champion while enjoying reception drinks!

Book your place at this event as a free add-on when ordering your Surpass Conference tickets. There are limited tickets so don’t delay!

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Statues of armoured knights on horses at Leeds Royal Armouries
People enjoying drinks at Leeds Royal Armouries