Keynote Presentations

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL Strengthening the Innovation Bond Between Learning and Assessment

The 2022 E-ATP Conference will open this year with an engaging multinational keynote panel looking at how we can strengthen the innovation bond between learning and assessment. An international panel of learning and assessment experts will explore the relationship between learning and assessment, the innovation journey, and the challenges and opportunities of keeping innovation in learning and assessment in sync.

Kicking off this keynote session will be an interview with Kirstie Donnelly MBE, CEO at City & Guilds. Kirstie is a thought leader with over 30 years of experience in skills, education, and employer services. Kirstie will share her views on the importance of innovation in learning and assessment and how we can work together to improve the candidate experience and enhance the quality and value assessment.

The panel will then take the discussion forward, with each panelist providing their unique perspectives.

Panelists: Liberty Munson, Microsoft; Patrick Craven, City & Guilds; Saskia Wools, Directeur, CitoLab

CLOSING KEYNOTE Twenty-First Century Opportunities: Why We Can Be Optimistic About the Future

James Plunkett, Executive Director of Advice & Advocacy, Citizens Advice Bureau

As social problems continue to mount and governments struggle to cope, it's easy to feel pessimistic about the future. But in this closing keynote, James Plunkett will argue that we can be optimistic about the future - even in the sometimes grim territory of politics. James has worked for over a decade in public policy, from 10 Downing Street to leading NGOs and think tanks. In his book, End State, he charts how society has navigated periods of profound technological change in the past and come through richer, fairer, and happier. As society once again faces a technological revolution and its messy fallout, James explores how we can pull off the same trick again and emerge from today's difficult social predicament into a new golden age.

Learn more about James