Blog & news.Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. announces open registration for YAS Exchange 2018 Conference

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June 5, 2018

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June 5, 2018
Ottawa, ONTARIO

Yardstick Assessment Strategies, one of Canada’s industry leading professional high-stakes testing companies, today announced that registration is open for the YAS Exchange, YAS’s first-ever full-day conference. This full day event is designed by and for regulators, test developers, and other assessment experts. The conference will be held October 18 and 19 at the world-famous Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff National Park, Alberta.

YAS will cover various industry specific topics, facilitate paneled discussions, workshop sessions, provide networking opportunities and open doors to new, innovative testing solutions. The conference will host more than 17 distinguished panelists and speakers, including YAS psychometricians and testing experts, business leaders and policymakers. Keynote speaker include Jim Harris, one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, change and leadership. YAS Exchange 2018 Conference will include a notable lineup of speakers, including:

  • Janel Swain, Chair of the Exam Working Group (EWG), Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR)
  • Paulette Anthony, Director of Examinations & Certification Process, Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC)
  • Doris Lavoie, Executive Director, National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB)
  • Annette Ruitenbeek, Director of Professional Practice, College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC)
  • Michelle Porter, Director of Assessment Center at International Code Council (ICC)
  • Michael Villeneuve, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
 “WE ARE WORKING TOWARD ACHIEVING OUR COMMON GOAL OF PAVING THE WAY TO NEW, INNOVATIVE TESTING SOLUTIONS.”                                                                               ISABELLE GONTHIER, PRESIDENT & COO OF YAS

“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, partners and attendees for this unique conference”, said Isabelle Gonthier, President and COO of Yardstick Assessment Strategies. “We look forward to bringing together industry experts, regulators, YAS staff and clients for a substantive discussion on real-world innovative testing solutions.”

“The speakers at the YAS Exchange represent many important facets of the assessment industry –  psychometricians, board members, program staff, subject matter experts, test delivery professionals, test administrators/developers and of course YAS’ key personnel” added Isabelle Gonthier,“We understand that it’s important that all these voices are heard as we work toward achieving our common goal of paving the way to new, innovative testing solutions.”

Session topics include:

  • Practice exams
  • Test security
  • Psychometric best practice
  • Test delivery
  • Virtual proctoring
  • Item banking and authoring
  • and many more…

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For more information on the conference programming, and to register for the conference please visit:

www.yas-exchange.com


For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Myriam Diawara, Communications Coordinator at Yardstick Assessment Strategies

[email protected]

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