Let’s Talk About Assessment 2023: Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education


Let’s Talk About Assessment 2023: Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education  

***Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event will now be held in the Croke Park Conference Centre***

Assessment has been on everybody’s minds recently. At our conference ‘Let’s Talk About Assessment 2023: Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education’ in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Drumcondra, Dublin 3 on Monday, 30 January 2023, we will be exploring live questions with peers, students, national and international experts. 

Whatever your role is in assessment – whether you are a senior leader of a HEI, or are working in a professional support, teaching and learning, or quality assurance role, a student or student officer, a leading academic or have recently started designing assessment, this conference will highlight topical discussions, inspire dynamic responses and provide useful tips on assessment.

This conference will be a unique opportunity for participants to: 

  • hear the views of national and international experts and peers on live topics in assessment in higher education
  • share insights through posters and short presentations
  • network with peers trying to implement change and innovate in this complex and everchanging environment 


As the conference has seen a significant number of registrations, we are now approaching capacity but are happy to add interested colleagues to a reserve list.

Please visit the Eventbrite page for this event if you would like your details to be included in this list or email conference@qqi.ie. If you have already registered but are no longer available to attend, please cancel your order on Eventbrite and we will allocate your place to another colleague.

Getting to the venue

You can find advice and directions for getting to Croke Park, including a downloadable pdf, here.


Poster call

Let’s Talk About Assessment 2023 will feature a poster session and lightning talks where delegates can showcase examples of strategies, approaches, practice and more. Find out how about submitting a poster proposal below.

In addition to presentations from national and international speakers, Let’s Talk About Assessment 2023 will feature a poster session where delegates can showcase examples of strategies, policy, practices, innovations, or projects linked to the assessment themes below.

We welcome submissions from staff in higher education institutions; students and student officers; and persons associated with professional, statutory, or regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

Assessment poster themes

If you would like to showcase your work on assessment, we would like to hear from you. Collaborative projects are also welcome. The focus should be on assessment at higher education levels. This can include but is not limited to professional formation and development. We invite submissions for posters addressing the themes below, but posters are not limited to these themes provided they focus on assessment.

  • Successful student engagement on rethinking assessment
  • Students as partners in the context of assessment
  • Remote assessment
  • Programme-level (integrative) assessment in support of the achievement and demonstration of intended programme learning outcomes and graduate attributes
  • Other assessment theme (please specify)
  • Leading and supporting innovation and change in assessment in institutions
  • External examining and moderation in the context of assessment
  • Diversifying approaches to assessment
  • Digital assessment
  • Authentic assessment
  • Assessment and work-integrated learning
  • Assessment and formative feedback in support of learning
  • Assessment and degree/diploma/certificate classification
  • Assessment and academic standards
  • Assessing efficiently to avoid overloading students and staff
  • Academic integrity and assessment

Lightning talks

Those submitting posters should indicate whether they also wish to deliver a lightning talk (up to five minutes) on their poster topic. The talk would highlight the key points of their poster.

Guidance in preparing a poster proposal 

Posters should be a visual representation of a topic and can include tables, charts, graphs, text and images. Those selected will be on display during the conference, and there will be a specified timeframe within the conference programme to allow delegates to view the posters.

A presenter will also be required to engage with delegates to discuss their poster.  

The following should be included in the submission:

  • Contact Details: Main author name, job title and email address (we will use these details to contact you about proposal)
  • Other authors: names and organisations.
  • Title: Should be no more than 80 characters. If the proposal is accepted, this title will appear in the conference programme.
  • Assessment themes addressed: (see above for the list of themes)
  • Keywords: Supply up to 5 keywords which will help delegates understand the poster content if accepted. Should be no more than 60 characters including spaces.
  • Abstract: Maximum 1400 characters including spaces. This should give a succinct description of the proposal, outlining the aims and objectives of the contribution.
  • Key Messages: Maximum of 350 characters including spaces. Provide three key messages that delegates could potentially take from the poster.
  • References: any references cited in the poster

Submitting a poster proposal 

Proposals must be submitted through the link below by the main author who must ensure that all named co-authors agree to the submission.

All proposals must be submitted via this link no later than Thursday 15 December 2022.  There is no limit to the number of poster proposals that a person can submit but each proposal must be made separately.

Review of poster proposals  

The submissions will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Is the presentation clear?
  • Is the content relevant to the aims of the conference?
  • Is the content of potential interest to delegates?
  • Does the content have potential to impact on assessment?
  • Diversity of topics submitted

Proposals will be reviewed, and the main authors will be informed of the outcome via email by Friday 6 January 2023.  

The main author of accepted proposals must register to attend the conference.

We look forward to receiving your submissions – best of luck!  

If you have any queries, please contact us at conference@qqi.ie


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