2016 OPENING KEYNOTE: Human-Centered Innovation

David Viotti, Founder and CEO, SMALLIFY

Fear less, open up, say yes, make stuff, and bet small in this one-hour, high-energy introduction to human-centered design and rapid innovation brought to you by Dave Viotti, Founder and CEO of SMALLIFY (, a Silicon Valley innovation firm. Sparked by the emergence of design thinking and lean start-up practices, rapid, experimental innovation is a proven method that has come into increasing and practical use in the entrepreneurship setting as well as the intrapreneurship culture of organizations across sectors and industries. Dave will discuss how this proven method can help testing organizations experiment with change in the high stakes testing industry. Learn how to adopt a growth mindset, make big problems smaller, use small bets to move ideas into action, and tap into key innovation skills, tools and mindsets to accelerate your impact and help move our testing industry forward!

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2016 CLOSING GENERAL SESSION: Reclaiming the Conversation - Influencing How the World Talks and Thinks About Testing

How good are we at explaining the value and purpose of our own industry? How involved are we, as an industry, in the national and global conversations taking place among students, parents, employees, educators, employers, journalists, policy makers, and healthcare professionals about the value and purpose of standardized testing? Are we actually engaging in that conversation or are we allowing others to dictate public perceptions?

The reality is discussions about standardized testing have never been more animated, vocal and negative. The result is an ever-eroding level of trust in standardized testing and test scores. At the same time, the need for valid, reliable information in the education and workforce space has never been greater, and our industry’s ability to measure and predict has never been stronger. As testing professionals, how do we help shape the conversations taking place in the national and global spotlights so that the benefits of standardized testing aren’t lost in a sea of misleading information and negative reporting?

The ATP Innovations in Testing Conference is tackling this challenge openly and frankly. Join industry leaders in a TED Talk-like format to discuss the challenge and how we, as an industry, can help lead the discussion and provide clarity, facts and transparency. This is a session that you will not want to miss…a topic and discussion that will set the course for our industry for years to come. Be sure to be a part of this vital conversation!


Andre Allen, General Dynamics Information Technology

Eric D'Astolfo, Pearson VUE

Nikki Eatchel, Scantron

Ashok Sarathy, GMAC

Rachel Schoenig, ACT


Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek | Orlando, Florida | March 20-23, 2016