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Announcing the Ideas in Testing Research Seminar, November 2, 2018

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

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 2 2018 (Come at 9:00 for coffee)
Who: Graduate students, researchers and testing professionals
Cost: FREE!

Schedule and Presentations

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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 September 7, 2018 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 500-word abstract of their research to : Alan Mead (), Scott Morris () and Kirk Becker () by September 7, 2018. We will also need your slides or a paper to post to the website after the meeting.


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.


Questions about the seminar may be directed to Alan Mead (), Scott Morris () or Kirk Becker (). 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).

2017 schedule | archived meeting page
2016 schedule | archived meeting page
2015 schedule | archived meeting page
2014 schedule | archived meeting page
2013 schedule | archived meeting page
2012 archived meeting page