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Announcing the Ideas in Testing Research Seminar, November 13, 2015

Graduate students, researchers and testing professionals are cordially invited to attend the fourth annual Ideas in Testing Research Seminar hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and members of the Midwest testing community to come together to discuss ideas, share expertise and develop professional relationships. The seminar will include presentations of research in progress, discussion of current trends in testing and an opportunity to meet with colleagues in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Where: McCloska Ballroom, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, 3201 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
When: 10:00AM to 4:00PM on November 13, 2015 (Come at 9:00 for coffee)
Who: Graduate students, researchers and testing professionals
Cost: FREE!

Schedule and Presentations

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Parking is available in the lot just north of the MTCC for $12. If you are arriving by public transportation, the GREEN line 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop is closest; the 35th-Sox RED line stop is about a mile away.


A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided by Pearson VUE for registered guests and thus we ask that you please reserve your seat by October 20, 2015 by emailing Kirk Becker (). Any attendees interested in heading over to Chinatown for dinner after the seminar should let us know so we can make reservations.

Call for submissions

Submissions to the seminar are encouraged. The range of acceptable topics is broad and includes but is not limited to:

Potential presenters should submit a brief summary of the research to Alan Mead (), Sam McAbee() and Kirk Becker () by October 2, 2015. Summaries should be no longer than 500 words excluding tables, figures, exhibits, or references and should describe the potential presentation.


Questions about the seminar may be directed to Alan (), Sam () or Kirk (). We hope you will join us.


Previous meetings

Click the links below to view previous meetings. Click on the link under "Schedule and Presentations" to access papers (where available).

Most recent

2014 meeting

2013 meeting

2012 meeting