Europe-ATP's "Grecian Gathering" a Success

Save the date for next year in Madrid, Spain: 25-27, September, 2019

E-ATP's tenth annual conference brought together delegates and thought leaders from around the globe. More than 30 countries and 8 global regions were represented with the largest percentage, (67%) coming from Europe.

This year's conference, which was kicked off by keynoter Charles Fadel, a global education thought leader and futurist, called upon delegates to "Change. Challenge. Transform". E-ATP Chair Rebecca Loades, of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) noted, in her letter to delegates, that "Since... (the first conference in Brussels in 2008)...we have seen the impact of globalisation, the digital age, and cognitive computing grow. Together these forces have reshaped and redefined our industry, and the skills needed for success. " Loades pointed out that change will not stop in 2018 and that 2019 and beyond "are set to be years of turmoil in Europe with shifting policies, technologies, demographics and society changes driving the further change in the assessment industry. "  Loades challenged delegates to "discover - or rediscover - new and creative ways to adapt and lead the industry and your organisations to compelling solutions."

The well-attended conference introduced new themes, including artificial intelligence, and new features such as a "Grecian Gathering" networking event on the first evening of the conference, as well as a debate-themed presentation, "Is the Client Always Right?" moderated by Erwin van Schaffelaar, that garnered popular reviews.

Next year's conference will be held September 25 - 27, 2019 at the Melia Castilla, Hotel and Convention Center, in Madrid.