Assessment Horizons and Assessment Principles: navigating the future together

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Speakers: Various including Tim Oates CBE, Sarah Hughes, Imogen Casebourne and Morgan Dee. See below for further details.
Date: 17 Apr 2024 Venue: Cambridge University Press & Assessment - The Triangle and Online
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Type: Conference Fee: See below for options.

Price options: In person plus recording - £200 (Member price: £150)
Online plus recording - £100 (Member price: free)

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In person attendees please register by 4pm on Wednesday 3 April
Online attendees please register by 12pm on Tuesday 16 April

Join us on Wednesday 17 April 2024 for a day of discussion and learning from thought leaders and assessment professionals on the theme of Assessment Horizons and Assessment Principles: navigating the future together.

The Cambridge Assessment Network conference 2024 is an opportunity to come together in Cambridge, and online, to hear more about the opportunities and challenges afforded by digital assessment, the unfolding picture around AI and assessment and the possible future(s) of assessment.

Stay up to date on assessment trends and developments, take practical ideas to take back to work and enjoy valuable networking opportunities with other members of the assessment community.

The day will be made up of a combination of keynote sessions and break out presentations, concluding with a panel discussion and Q&A featuring Tim Oates CBE, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge University Press & Assessment. Your ticket includes refreshments and lunch. 

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Key note sessions

Assessment Futures

Sarah Hughes, Research and Thought Leadership Lead, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, and Imogen Casebourne, Innovation Research Lead, DEFI Innovation Lab, University of Cambridge

Sarah Hughes conference

Sarah and Imogen will be talking with us about the research project The Futures of Assessments: Navigating Uncertainties through the Lenses of Anticipatory Thinking. The aim of the research, looking forward to 2050, was not to predict the future of assessment but to use ‘Futures Thinking’ to anticipate plausible future directions. Working with University departments and research centres from across Cambridge and using established futures thinking methodologies, the project identified four drivers for change: climate change; AI tutors and personalised learning; immersive, interactive and augmented assessments; and human flourishing and wellbeing.

Imogen Casebourne conference

The implications for assessment professionals relate to the integration of learning and assessment, partnerships with EdTech and AI companies and how we ensure the integrity and quality of future assessments. The future is not inevitable or fixed but is the product of human agency: a combination of thought, decisions, actions and reactions. By casting back from our preferred future of 2050 to today we can identify actions to take now to shape a positive future of assessment.

AI and Assessment - Navigating Today and Tomorrow

Morgan Dee, Director of AI & Data Science at EDUCATE Ventures Research

Morgan Dee

Join Morgan Dee as she explores the practical impact of artificial intelligence on assessment in education today and its potential for tomorrow. 

From personalised feedback tools to innovative automated grading methods, AI is changing the way we approach assessment in education. Morgan will delve into the exciting possibilities AI holds for the future of assessment whilst considering the ethical implications.

Break out presentation sessions 

  • Philip Bryant, Head of EPA and Apprenticeships, International Compliance Association
  • Stuart D. Shaw, Honorary Professor of University College London in the Institute of Education - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • Isabel Nisbet, Educational Assessment Consultant
  • Martina Kuvalja, Senior Researcher, Education Directorate, Cambridge University Press & Assessment
  • Kirsty Parkinson, Assessment Manager, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • George Vlachonikolis, Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning), Headington School
  • Sanjay Mistry, Head of Research for Digital Assessment and Evaluation at Cambridge University Press & Assessment
  • Gwyneth Toolan, Innovation Product Manager, RM
  • Rebecca Conway, Educational Assessment Consultant 
  • Veronica Floretta, Educational Assessment Consultant


Travel and transport

The conference is being held at The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8EA. Triangle is easily accessible via public transport. The building is situated 0.7 miles away (an 8 to 15 minute walk depending on your walking pace) from Cambridge Railway Station. The nearest parking facilities are:

  • Cambridge Railway Station (0.7 miles)
  • Cambridge Leisure Park (0.9 miles)
  • Trumpington Park & Ride (3 miles)
  • Babraham Road Park & Ride (3 miles)

By Air: Stansted Airport. Approx. 40 minutes drive to Cambridge Assessment.
By Coach/Bus: Stagecoach Cambus. Nearest bus stop: Brooklands Avenue, 5 minute walk.
By Taxi: Taxi drop off point is in front of main reception.

If you have a Blue Badge and require a parking space (we have a limited number available) please get in touch.

What does my ticket price include?

The in-person ticket price includes a day of key note sessions and break out sessions, as well as refreshments and lunch. In-person ticket holders will also get access to an online resource with videos from the conference after the event. The online ticket prices includes access to a live stream of sessions throughout the event, with the opportunity to ask questions. You will also access to an online resource with videos from the conference after the event.

What if I need to cancel?

Cancellation via the course booking portal or written notification of cancellation of the event booking within five working days of the event date will incur no charge. For cancellations made less than five working days prior to the event, the full event fee will be chargeable.

In person attendees who wish to swap to an online place and receive a partial refund, must do so by 4pm on Wednesday 3 April.

Cancellations to our free events will not incur any penalty fees. To enable us to offer your place to another delegate, please notify us of your cancellation as soon as possible.

Can I transfer my ticket to a colleague?

Yes, in person or online attendees can transfer their ticket to a colleague. If you wish to do this the last date to let us know by is Friday 12 April. Please email

Do you cater for specific dietary requirements?

If you need to let us know about a specific dietary requirement, please log into the course booking portal, and choose 'Update details' from the left menu. Then update the information on your dietary requirements on your profile.

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