IPAC 2013 Conference

  • 21 Jul 2013
  • 24 Jul 2013
  • Columbus, OH

IPAC Conference 2013!

IPAC is the premier organization of assessment professionals who develop and deliver state-of-the- science testing and measurement services within the HR community. Building on the rich tradition of IPMAAC's 30+ year history, IPAC is hosting its fourth annual conference as an independent organization.

Make plans to join us in Columbus!

Keynote Speakers

We're pleased to announce our line-up of keynote speakers, who will anchor our program each day with general session presentations at the 2013 IPAC Conference in Columbus.

Fritz Drasgow, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. According to SIOP, he is one of the top 20 most prolific researchers and authors. He has served as president of SIOP, and his service on advisory committees and editorial review boards is extensive.

Doug Reynolds, Ph.D. is Vice-President of Assessment Technology at Development Dimensions International, where his department develops and implements new assessment and testing products in Fortune 500 companies. He recently co-edited the Handbook of Workplace Assessment, and coauthored Online Recruiting and Selection, a book on the integration of technology with personnel selection practices. Reynolds currently serves as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2012-2013).

Paul Sackett, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, educational, and military settings. He has served as editor of two journals, as president of SIOP, as co-chair of the committee producing the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the National Research Council's Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA's Board of Scientific Affairs.

Nancy Tippins, Ph.D. is a Senior Vice President of CEB Valtera and has extensive experience in the development and validation of tests and assessments designed for selection, promotion, development, and certification and used both in the US and globally. She served as president of the SIOP, and is a fellow of SIOP and the American Psychological Association. (Dr. Tippins' presentation is sponsored by WRIPAC)

Mike Zickar, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University and a Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He has published widely in the areas of personnel selection and psychological measurement.


The conference program is now available.


On Sunday, July 21, a variety of pre-conference workshops will be offered:

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These workshops have been pre-approved for HRCI credit (see each workshop description for specific credit).

Note that you must register and pay separately for each workshop you would like to attend.


Register by June 24 to get our early registration discount:

   Members   Non-
Conference Registration
Standard  $350  $450 
Pre-Conference Workshops
Full-Day, Early 
$150  $200 
Full-Day, Standard  $200  $250 
Half-Day, Early 
$75  $100 
Half-Day, Standard  $100  $125 

When you make your conference plans, note that we have a guest registration option available for persons that may be traveling with you. For $100, guests will be provided a badge allowing them to join the attendee for continental breakfast and coffee each day of the conference. They may also accompany the attendee to the President's reception on Sunday evening and the Monday evening event (tentatively planned to be at Bar Louie in downtown Columbus), both of which will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Each evening, guests are welcome in the hospitality suite, where lively banter, snacks, and more beverages will be available.


Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square is offering attendees discounted rooms at $125 (or $94 with government ID), based on availability. You can make your reservation now.

In Columbus

Our conference team has put together a local area map with list of attractions and transportation information to help you enjoy your stay in Columbus.


If you have any questions, contact the conference chair, Natasha Riley: conference@ipacweb.org.


IPAC thanks the following organizations for their sponsorship of our 2013 Conference:

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Shaker Consulting Group



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