March 15: ACE Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA
Session: Credits, Badges and Blockchains: Learning Outcomes and the Future of College Value, March 15th at 9:45AM
Speakers: Jonathan Finkelstein (CEO, Credly), Jason Tysko (US Chamber of Commerce), Marni Baker Stein (Western Governors University), Sharon Leu (U.S. Department of Education), and Louis Soares (American Council on Education)
Higher Education is under increasing pressure to assess and document learning across the continuum in order to demonstrate college value. In this session, we will explore the emergence of assessment and documentation of learning, and how higher education can lead, collaborate, and compete to realize a learning economy that optimizes human capital.
March 29-Apr 1: ATP Innovations in Testing Conference in San Diego, CA
Session: Digital Badging: What We Have Learned , March 30th at 10:15AM
Speakers: Pete Janzow (Credly), Kristin Wall Gibson (IBM), Karyn Waller (Teradata)
Digital badges are rapidly being adopted by companies and organizations across many industries to
highlight and promote the skills and achievements of professionals. This panel of IT certification
professionals will discuss their experience with digital credentials. They will discuss the lessons learned from implementing badges, as well as what you should watch for as you roll out your own program.
Session: From Boots to Suits - Establishing a "Ground Operation" for Testing Military Candidates , March 30th at 11:30AM
Speakers: Pete Janzow (Credly), Sue Jackson (Pearson VUE), Lisa Lutz (Solutions for Information Design)
Two million men and women currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, and every year approximately 200,000 people exit the military to return to civilian life. More than 75 percent of these individuals are within the working-age demographic and are highly experienced in military occupations, which often align to civilian roles. This session will provide attendees with a “toolkit” of information, examples, and resources that credentialing programs can use to identify this population of potential candidates and smooth their transition back to civilian life through earning credentials. Learn how to increase access to credentials; how military occupations can be mapped to credentials and enable access to funding; and, how digital badging bridges the gap to employment by providing secure, verified, digital representations of credentials.
March 30-Apr 1: ASU GSV Summit in San Diego, CA
Session: A+ presentation stage , March 31st at 2:14PM
Speaker: Jonathan Finkelstein (CEO, Credly)
ASU GSV combines over 5,000 global leaders in education and workforce technology, all of whom share a passion for bending the arc of human potential through technology innovation. Jonathan Finkelstein will join fellow CEOs leading elite enterprises in the global education and enterprise talent technology sector for a series of select presentations on the A+ stage.
March 31 - April 3: OLC Innovate in Chicago, IL
Session: Building Workforce Partnerships with Digital Badges, April 1st at 2:15PM
Speakers: Brenda Perea (Credly), Dr. Susan Manning (Credly), Lisa Larson (Eastern Maine Community College), Alyssa Ford (Legacy Healthcare)
This interactive panel discussion brings industry experts and educators together to explore use cases for workforce digital badges. The focus will be on how digital credentials identified workforce needed skills and how the process created better partnerships. Break-out groups will then surface ideas on skills, partnerships, and badges.