Leading Edge Consortium


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2023 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium

Talent Assessment Strategies for the Future

Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

Warwick Hotel Philadelphia



Register for the Leading Edge Consortium 

Registration for this event is now full. Following this link will take you to our waitlist; please add your name if you would like to be contacted if a spot opens up.
Please note that there are several people on the waitlist and we have not been receiving cancellations. We will send an email on Oct. 2 letting you know whether or not space has become available for this event.



Register for Workshops 





A confluence of forces is impacting talent assessment in organizations, resulting in confusion and opportunity.


We invite you to save the date for the 2023 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium where thought leaders who have pushed assessment forward in the past 5 years will share contemporary research and guidance on how organizations can chart a course forward.

This program is an introductory-level program open to anyone interested in learning more about talent assessment.



Registration for the 2023 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium will open the first week of July. There are a limited number of seats available for this year’s event, and we have reached capacity. Please join our waitlist if you would like to be contacted if a spot opens up. The registration rates for the event are:


2023 Registration Rates


on or before Aug. 31, 2023


after Aug. 31, 2023


$845 $935
Nonmembers $945 $1035


Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policies


Preconsortium Workshops

There will be three virtual Preconsortium Workshops this year taking a deeper dive into the topic of assessment. Workshops are now open to all registrants; register for workshops. Dates and times can be found on the Workshops page. CE credit will be available. Rates are:


Members: $249/per Workshop

Nonmembers: $299/per Workshop


Hotel Information

The Warwick Hotel is now full. However, SIOP has secured a room block at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, 117 South 17th Street. Only a 3-minute walk from the Warwick (0.1 mile), the hotel features many great amenities, including Kimpton's custom-designed PUBLIC bikes for a ride around town. 


King rooms are available $249/night. Please use the link below to make your reservation.


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Limited guest rooms are available, but SIOP is working to add more. If you cannot secure a room, please check back soon for additional options.

Hotel amenities, disability accommodations, and other details may be found here.

SIOP Partners

Workshop Partner:

CodeSignal logo


Event Partners:

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Hogan Assessments Logo


PDRI by Pearson logo

Sova Assessments Logo


Valence Logo


Evaluation Partners:

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SIOP Leading Edge Consortium Planning Committee

Tracy Kantrowitz, Chair, PDRI

Tony Boyce, Amazon

Kyana Beckles, Leverage Assessments

Amber Burkhart, Valmont Industries

Eric Dunleavy, DCI Consulting

Ryan O’Leary, PDRI

Emily Solberg, SHL



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LEC Session Speakers Announced

Session speakers for the 2023 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium (LEC) have been announced!

Talent Assessment Strategies for the Future will be held Thursday, October 5, and Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Warwick Hotel Philadelphia. Registration will open in early July.

Session speakers include:

  • Kristin Allen, associate director, psychometrics, SHL
  • Kyana Beckles, founder of Leverage Assessments
  • Damon Bryant, assistant professor of Psychology in the Graduate Program in Psychometrics at Morgan State University
  • Mark Burnard, human resources analyst, MasTec, Inc.
  • Richard Chambers, talent director, General Mills
  • Irina Cozma, senior manager of talent management, Salesforce
  • Gordon Curphy, managing director, Curphy Leadership Solutions
  • Nathaniel Glasser, attorney, Epstein Becker Green
  • Eden King, Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Rice University
  • Nick Koenig, director of Global Selection and Assessment at Walmart
  • Richard N. Landers, John P. Campbell Distinguished Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • Victoria A. Lipnic, partner at Resolution Economics
  • Mengqiao Liu, senior research scientist, Amazon
  • Toni S. Locklear, chief technical officer and the litigation practice leader, APTMetrics
  • Rod McCloy, principal scientist, HumRRO
  • Lauren E. McEntire, senior director, PepsiCo
  • Rajanique Modeste, CEO of Vestigia Organizational Strategies
  • Liberty Munson, director of psychometrics, Microsoft Worldwide Learning
  • Melissa R. Nosik, chief executive officer, Competency & Credentialing Institute
  • Tunji Oki, senior people analytics manager, Google
  • Ali O’Malley, founder and owner, Reflexion Group
  • Matt Paese, senior vice president of Executive Services for DDI
  • Kristen Pryor, principal consultant with DCI Consulting
  • Doug Reynolds, executive vice president, Development Dimensions International
  • Dan Russell, partner, RHR International
  • Paul R. Sackett, Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • Diana Ugalde, doctoral student in industrial and organizational psychology at Florida International University’s Healthy Work Lab
  • Lyle Ungar, professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Betsir Zemen, global talent selection partner, Meta

2023 LEC Committee members are putting the finishing touches on a program that will cover a wide range of assessment-related topics, including implications associated with updated assessment validity findings, advanced assessment technology, and recent legislation related to AI assessment. Attendees can look forward to sessions on Evidence-Based Best Practices for Autistic-Inclusive Assessments: The Value of Reactions in Neurodiversity Research (Allen), The Use of GPT and Other Large Language Models for Drafting and Scoring Assessments (Landers), Using Natural Language Processing to Score Audio Constructed Response Simulation (Liu), Generative AI and Assessment Security: Opportunities and Challenges (Munson), An Assessment Practitioner's Guide to International Data Privacy Compliance (Reynolds), and Revisiting Best Predictors of Job Performance (Sackett).

More information about the workshops, sessions, and speakers will be shared in the coming weeks on the LEC webpage, here in the Source, on social media, and in the July TIP. In the meantime, visit the LEC speaker webpage to learn more about this diverse array of thought leaders from consulting, industry, and academia who will share contemporary research and guidance on talent assessment to help organizations chart a course forward.

If you would like to gain a current understanding of the state of assessment science or learn how organizations are implementing and evolving their assessment practices for the future, mark your calendars now for this dynamic look at talent assessment science and practice. The 2023 LEC is limited to 200 registrants, and we expect significant interest in this core I-O topic.

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