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 full and the waitlist is now closed. Thank you for your interest in this dynamic look at talent assessment science and practice.







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. 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:

Talent Metrics Consulting logo

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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2023 LEC Prepares Attendees for the Future of Talent Assessment

The 2023 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium (LEC) brought together business professionals from various industries to network, learn, and exchange information in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Led by Consortium Chair Tracy Kantrowitz, the committee assembled a high-quality educational program, featuring nearly 30 experts with backgrounds in assessment practice and research. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in workshops on validity and diversity outcomes of talent assessment programs, artificial intelligence (AI) assessments and bias audits, and behavioral leadership assessment.

“Assessment is one of the most dynamic areas in I-O practice today,” Kantrowitz said. “This year’s LEC was a sell-out event, which speaks to the interest, progress, and challenges that face this practice. The program committee and I wanted to reflect the significant activity that’s occurred in assessment over the past 5 years. We featured the latest practice and research areas that are most salient in today’s dynamic technological, legal, and business environments. I was thrilled to see this objective play out at the LEC. Attendee engagement was high, and it was great to witness the collaboration and interaction among attendees, who are the stewards of assessment in organizations today.”

In Philadelphia, thought leaders who have pushed assessment forward in the past 5 years shared contemporary research and guidance on how organizations can chart a course forward. They covered topics such as AI applications to assessment, fairness, and diversity in assessment; the latest research on assessment validity for job performance and its implications for practice; remote assessment opportunities and challenges; the role and impact of assessments in development; and a legal update on AI, automated decision tools, and affirmative action.

“The LEC has been my favorite professional conference for 17 years now because the sessions and speakers are consistently top notch,” said SIOP Member Ann Ortiz. “I also appreciate the smaller venue in which we all attend 1.5 days of the same content together—without the chaos of having to move between rooms and constantly having to make decisions about where to spend my time. Finally, we have great camaraderie with professionals from industry, consulting, and academics—all uniting work around focused topics."

Lyle Unger, professor of computer and information science, bioengineering, genomics and computational biology, operations, information, and decisions, and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, made the opening keynote presentation, while Alexis Fink, vice president of people analytics and workforce strategy at Meta, made the closing keynote presentation.

“It's hard to overstate the impact of having top researchers and practitioners in our field come together,” said LEC Planning Committee Member Tony Boyce. “The conversations questioned 25 years of 'settled' science about the predictive superiority of cognitive ability, challenged aspects of the SIOP principles around assessing fairness, showed computers are (almost) as accurate as human judgments of warmth and other interpersonal skills, and highlighted over 10 separate government bodies and industry groups actively working to influence regulation of artificial intelligence in selection. Attendees told me the conversations sparked real ah-ha moments, causing them to question long-held assumptions and explore new approaches.”

Planning for the 2024 Leading Edge Consortium, which will look at leadership and coaching, is already underway. More details about the event will be shared in late spring/early summer.

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