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Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
    • American Nurses Association 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400 Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

    CNG D.C. In-Person Session

    Generative AI

    June 21, 2023
    9:30 – 11:45 AM ET

    American Nurses Association

    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492



    Unless you’ve been living in a cave or are just returning from a lengthy silent meditation retreat, you’ve probably heard a lot about ChatGPT, Large Language Models, and generative AI, and how they’re already disrupting almost every area of education and the workplace.

    What is generative AI and how can it disrupt and transform credentialing and credentialing testing?  What is the current state and the future outlook for content ownership and intellectual property for AI-generated content?  And what issues in psychometrics and measurement should we be exploring now with respect to generative AI in high stakes assessment?

    We will explore these new technologies and how they might change our ways of working.  Join us for a conversation with the following industry experts:
    • Eric D’Astolfo – Vice President of Professional Business Development, Pearson VUE (Panel Moderator)
    • Ken Alba – Director of Product, Trivie
    • Dr. Kirk Becker – Senior Research Scientist, Pearson VUE
    • Jennifer Semko – Chair of Washington DC Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice, Baker & McKenzie LLP


    Eric H. D’Astolfo – Vice President, Business Development, Pearson VUE
    As Vice President of Business Development, Eric D’Astolfo is responsible for business development and client management activities for Pearson VUE’s professional licensure and certification markets. Eric has nearly 30 years of experience in both the K–12 and certification testing industries, including test development, business development, and program management.

    Prior to Pearson VUE, Eric served in a variety of leadership roles with The Princeton Review Canada, Harcourt Publishers, the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and the Scantron Corporation. An active contributor to industry associations and committees, he has served as both conference chair of the Innovations in Testing conference in 2016 and also as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) in 2017.

    Eric earned an Master’s Degree in English and American literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BA in English Literature from New York University.

    Ken Alba – Head of Product, Trivie and Chief Product Officer,
    Ken Alba is a dynamic product management leader, serving as the Head of Product at Trivie and the Chief Product Officer at Ken's background is academic, with advanced degree in English Literature from Boston University and a postgraduate fellowship at MIT's Digital Humanities Lab where he worked on extracting structured metadata from unstructured texts.

    Ken's current endeavor revolves around pioneering a groundbreaking tool that generates innovative assessment material from diverse unstructured sources, such as PDFs, videos, and websites. His passion for pushing boundaries extends beyond his professional pursuits, as he is an ardent lover of science fiction.

    Dr. Kirk Becker – Senior Research Scientist, Pearson VUE
    Dr. Becker is a senior research scientist with Pearson. He has over twenty five years experience conducting research and performing operational work in measurement and psychometrics. Kirk has conducted research and worked operationally with test security and data forensics, automatic item generation, applications of natural language processing to testing, innovative test items, and exam formats (CAT, LOFT, and MST). Dr. Becker received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Directions to meeting location:

    • ANA’s offices are located at 8515 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
    • The closest metro station is Silver Spring (red line).
    • Parking is available at the Wayne Avenue Garage at 921 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 for a daily rate of $1.25 per hour. 
    • To access the ANA offices from the Wayne Ave Garage, please exit the garage and walk towards Georgia Ave. You will enter the glass doors on the first floor of the secured building and look for ANA staff.
    • Attendees must be escorted to the 4th floor upon arrival by staff.

Past events

17 May 2023 IN-PERSON EVENT: How do credentialing organizations enhance their value to the professions they serve?
29 Mar 2023 Using a Competency Model to Ensure Minimal Competency when Recertifying Certification Holders
15 Feb 2023 The Ohio Remote Proctoring Room Scan Decision: Constitutional Issues and How Testing Bodies Can Avoid Legal Entanglements
14 Dec 2022 Holiday Roundtable Event
07 Dec 2022 Constant Vigilance (Virtual Session)
28 Sep 2022 Career Paths to Credentialing (IN-PERSON OR ONLINE)
31 Aug 2022 Credential As You Go Initiative
13 Jul 2022 How being intentional with your SME program affects your exam
25 May 2022 Multi–modal Test Delivery – Considerations and Implementation
14 Apr 2022 Blending the Principles of Credentialing with Real-World Applications: How Does It Work?
30 Mar 2022 The Importance of Governance Boards and Selecting Public Members
09 Feb 2022 Should your association develop a microcredential? Questions to answer and a case study
01 Dec 2021 CNG Virtual Event - Credentialing and Accessibility: Exploring Ways to Incorporate Accessibility into Your Credentialing Programs
27 Oct 2021 CNG Virtual Event: Ways to Approach and Develop Your Organization’s Value Proposition
22 Sep 2021 September 22, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
29 Jun 2021 June 29, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
05 May 2021 May 5th, 2021 Chicago CNG Virtual Meeting
25 Mar 2021 Welcoming Environments® In The Association World: A Data Driven Assessment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
21 Jan 2021 Getting the Most Mileage Out of Your Social Media Content
15 Dec 2020 Building Championship Caliber Board Teams
07 Oct 2020 How Credentials Can Close the COVID Divide
31 Jul 2020 Managing a Crisis—Lessons Learned from COVID-19
17 Jun 2020 Managing During Disruption: How Certification Organizations are Retaining and Growing Business
26 Feb 2020 Planning and Facilitating Your Credential Program Meetings
19 Feb 2020 The Future of Work - (Event is not affiliated with CNG.)
04 Dec 2019 New and Small Certification Programs
13 Nov 2019 Chicago Quarterly Meeting: Maintenance of Credentials
11 Sep 2019 CNG September Washington, D.C. Event: Maintenance of Certification Panel Discussion
07 Aug 2019 Micro Credentialing: The whats, the hows and the future
12 Jun 2019 CNG June Washington, D.C. Event
15 May 2019 Luncheon Announcement: Special Invitation for the CNG Member
15 May 2019 The Life-Cycle of Exam Items from Conception to Retirement
27 Mar 2019 CNG March D.C. Event
27 Feb 2019 Certification Network Group (CNG) Chicago Quarterly Meeting
05 Dec 2018 CNG Roundtable Event
14 Nov 2018 CNG Open Space
12 Sep 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
08 Aug 2018 Mini-Learning Sessions on Credentialing Program Security
20 Jun 2018 CNG D.C. Event: A Robust Update on Legal Topics Concerning Certification Programs
16 May 2018 Opportunity in Adversity: How Challenges in Healthcare Certification Fuel Innovation
21 Mar 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
28 Feb 2018 Contextual Assessment: Games as evidence of competency

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