In January 2020, Amy and Mike hosted the first Tests and the Rest Winter Conference 2020 in Boca Raton. Test prep professionals came together from coast to coast for a two-day learning, linking, and laughing extravaganza. We enjoyed the experience so much that we committed there and then to host conferences at least twice a year.
Then COVID-19 happened.
Since we couldn’t hold our summer conference as a professional development and networking event in Cleveland as planned, we followed the test prep playbook and pivoted to an online program. Thus was born the first Tests and the Rest Online Summit!
Why do we call this event a Summit? Conferences that last all day and revolve around lots of lectures have their place, particularly when colleagues can concentrate in one location. Since we’re all online now, we’ve re-imagined the standard conference as a focused summit rich with opportunities for interaction and collaboration:
WHEN: The last Tuesday of every month from 11am-1:30pm EST
WHO: Test prep professionals
HOW: Over Zoom, naturally 😉
WITH WHOM? Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley
HOW MUCH: Just $30 for either live attendance or video access. NTPA members pay just $24 per session.
Each day of a Tests and the Rest Online Summit focuses on a primary topic and follows the same standard model:
PRESENTATION (60 min): One presentation by a relevant expert followed by moderated Q&A and discussion.
PANEL (30 min): Three or more experts answering a series of topical questions with moderated Q&A
BREAKOUT (60 min): Everyone is broken into smaller work groups to answer certain questions and contribute to shared expertise and best practices.
We love the magic of live events, so our summits are planned and priced to encourage attendance and active participation. Presentations and panel discussions become available as recordings for Tribe Insiders only, while breakout sessions can only be experienced live.
July 2021: SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY (July 27)
August 2021: STUDENT WORK (August 31)
Register online through the Tests and the Rest Summit Registration Form. We look forward to seeing you at the next summit!
Interested in the training sessions you’ve already missed? Become a Tribe Insider to access past presentations and panel discussions!