Programme Highlights

Take a first look at the line-up for the 2019 Surpass Conference. More information coming soon.

The Surpass Conference is the best event on the circuit for learning about innovation in assessment and meeting those that are driving it. The two-day event is your opportunity to connect with other members of the Surpass Community and discover more about how they are using the Surpass Platform to break new ground.

In addition, we will be looking at the wider assessment sector and will welcome contributions from peers from the industry. As with previous years, day one will focus on sharing experiences and updates from the past year, and day two will be an opportunity to look ahead to the future. There will be multiple streams on offer, with a combination of Engage, Explore, and Play sessions which are sure to prove interesting for everyone.

The Surpass Conference programme is constantly evolving so please check back for updates, and all programme activities are subject to change.

Thursday 3rd

9:00am – 5:00pm

Keynote from Olly Newton

Learn more about global change in the jobs sector and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Customer Experiences

Hear how members of the Surpass Community have been making the most of Surpass and growing their business over the past year.

Assessment for a Global Audience

Engage with delegates with presentations about international growth and audiences.

Exploring Subjective, Task and Simulation-Based Assessments

Explore how community members have been using new and stimulating approaches to high-stakes assessment.

Managing Item Creation in Tasks

Let our Product Documentation and Training experts take you through the exciting new ‘Tasks’ features within Surpass and try them for yourself.

Item Banking in HTML

Engage with the project team which are developing new HTML based features in Surpass and learn about the Flash to HTML project and how you can migrate your content.

Exploring Integration with the App Solutions Team

We will be launching our new App Solutions team at the conference and sharing some of the early projects with you, such as practice test self-registration features that we have been developing for community members.

Thursday 3rd

7:00pm – late

Evening Event

Join delegates for an entertaining evening of fun and games at Lane 7 in Newcastle. As well as food and refreshments, delegates will have the choice of relaxing with community members or taking part in games of bowling, pool, beer pong and arcade games.

Lane 7 game activities

Friday 4th

9:00am – 3:00pm

Innovations Insights

Hear from leaders in the assessment sector as they discuss some of the more innovative approaches being explored in assessment and how we can overcome some of the challenges of transitioning from paper to on-screen testing.

Engage with the UX Team

Let our UX team walk you through some of the latest ideas in the pipeline for Surpass, and take the opportunity to shape the future of assessment.

Advanced Assessment and Item Banking

Listen to some of the latest ideas for continuous assessment and how you could use them in your assessment programme.

Play with our innovative dual-camera Online Invigilation technology

Let a member of the Test Delivery Services team walk you through an exam using our Online Invigilation technology and learn about some of the insights from community members already using the technology.

Special Interest Group Meetings

Join the Special Interest Group sessions and talk about topics that matter to you.

New Approaches to Assessment with Surpass

Be guided by our experts on how adaptive assessment and Linear-On-The-Fly Testing can help make a difference to your approach to assessment.

Play with our new Help tools

Get a first look our new combined Help tools for users of Surpass and feedback on their developments based on your experiences.