2023 International e-Assessment Conference Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers

We’re delighted to announce the Conference Keynote Speakers for the 2023 International e-Assessment Conference:

  • Dr Alina von Davier, Chief of Assessment at Duolingo with The measurement of critical thinking skills in times of AI
  • David Gallagher, CEO at NCFE with Innovating for inclusion
  • Professor Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab with Making formative assessment more personal with AI

About the Conference keynote speakers

Dr Alina von Davier

Alina von Davier, PhD. is a Chief of Assessment at Duolingo and CEO and Founder of EdAstra Tech. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Alina is a researcher, innovator, and an executive leader with over 20 years of experience in EdTech and in the assessment industry. Alina and her team operate at the forefront of Computational Psychometrics. Her current research interests involve developing psychometric methodologies in support of digital-first assessments. A co-authored book Computerized Adaptive and Multistage Testing with R (2017) and the R package to support the applications received the B. Hanson Award from National Council of Measurement in Education (NCME) in 2022. Two other publications, a co-edited volume on Computerized Multistage Testing (2014) and an edited volume on test equating, Statistical Models for Test Equating, Scaling, and Linking (2011) were selected as the winners of the Division D Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology award at American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2020, Alina received a Career Award from the Association of Test Publishers (ATP). In 2019, she was a finalist for the EdTech Visionary Award, EdTech Digest.

David Gallagher

David Gallagher is Chief Executive Officer at NCFE, an educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), as well as Chair of the FAB Policy Board. David also supports Together for Children (Sunderland Children and Families Services) as a pro-bono NED. David has enjoyed a successful career in employment, education and skills for over 20 years. His diverse leadership experience spans public, private and charitable organisations within the sector. Throughout David’s career he has been focused on delivering social impact, from frontline delivery in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK through to advising sector bodies and stakeholders on the development and delivery of new policy and programmes. Having initially joined NCFE as Managing Director of its EPA operations, David was appointed Chief Executive in 2019.

Professor Rose Luckin

Professor Rose Luckin is the Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab. Rose is the Founder of EDUCATE Ventures Research, a London hub for educational technology start-ups, researchers and educators involved in evidence-based educational technology and leveraging data and AI for educational benefit. She has taught in the secondary, further education and university sectors and is president of the Self-Managed Learning College in Brighton.


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