2015 Events in Training & Development
Snapshot of present and future trends
by Logan Smith
Simplydigi is attending the ATD International Conference & Exposition - May 17 - 19, 2015, in Orlando.
We are a Gold Sponsor for this event and we invite everyone to come by our booth #1000 and register for a chance to win a free iPad Mini.
Other Top Training & Development events in the US this year
E-learning Guild Performance Support Symposium
JJune 10, 2015, Austin.
The Performance Support Symposium explores the strategies, practices, and technologies being used to deliver 21st-century performance support. It is collocated with the MLEARNCON 2015: MOBILE LEARNING CONFERENCE & EXPO.
mLearnCon 2015 Conference & Expo | Austin, TX
June 10-12, 2015
The mLearnCon explores every aspect of mobile learning in-depth. From mLearning management strategies and best practices to content and design considerations for tablet and smartphone technologies.
SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Expo
June 28, 2015, Las Vegas.
The SHRM Annual Conference proposes over 200 sessions, keynote speaker sessions, 49+ recertification credits, endless networking and world's largest HR marketplace.
DevLearn - MGM Grand Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV | September 30-October 2, 2015
DevLearn 2015 is a cutting-edge industry event for training and learning professionals who are leading or engaged in their organisations’ use of learning technologies. It is collocated with the Adobe learning Summit.
Learning 2015 - Orlando, Florida | November 1-4, 2015
Learning2015 will feature six fast moving general sessions, led by Elliott Masie, with interviews and stories from major keynote speakers.
Top five Learning @ Development Industry events worldwide-
CIPD Learning & Development Show - Olympia | London
13-14 May 2015
CIPD is one of UK’s leading L&D event with 28 sessions on key topics - learning and talent development, organisation development, neuroscience, technologies and innovation, and leadership development and coaching.
eLearning Africa (eLA 2015) - African Union Headquarters | Addis Ababa
May 20-22, 2015
Elearning Africa is an international conference on ICT for development, education and training.
It is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa.
Learning and Skills Group Conference- Olympia 2 | London
15 June 2015
The Learning and Skills Group Conference is a L&D is an event professionals exploring the trends, practical strategies and technologies driving organisational learning. It is co-located with the Learning Technologies Summer Forum: an exhibition of leading commercial learning providers.
Learning Live 2015 - Bishopsgate | London
9-10 September 2015
LEARNING LIVE is features over 20 focus sessions and seminars, split across five streams. It also includes a free Exhibition, keynote address and a Gala Networking Dinner.
World of Learning Conference and Exhibition - NEC | Birmingham
September 29-30, 2015
Now in its 23rd year, the World of Learning is one of the more comprehensive event for all aspects of Learning and Development (L&D) featuring the latest ideas, technology and services. The exhibition features over 100 suppliers alongside live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and features such as The Technology Test Drive.
Why these events?
So, why did we pick these events? Simply because all these events have something in common. They are focusing their sessions, keynote speeches, break-out events, meet-ups and expositions on the following themes that are bringing out far-reaching changes in the Training & Development environment.
Themes such as the ones below, but not restricted to -
Gamification - using gaming metaphors and jargon in LMS to accelerate the learning curve and to increase User Engagement.
MOOCs - does unlimited participation and open access have a direct effect on increased user engagement?
Adaptive & Responsive LMS- How efficient are responsive multi-device learning solutions and what are the drawbacks?
New Age Compliance in LMS - faster and secure access for users on compliance, health and safety matters.
Mobile & Small Tech Issues - mlearning accessibility and security issues.
Metrics, Assessment and Data - choosing the right parameters to track, and how analytics done right can boost user engagement.
Leadership Development - how to harness the best practices of business and organisational leadership to train & empower future leaders.
Cyber Threat & Learning - The importance of a trusted, secure virtual environment for learning.
Videos - Open, Short easy-access videos and the impact of IT trends like webRTC on LMS evolution?
Social Ramifications - how different variables influence the Training & Development ecosystem as a whole.
We would like to start a discussion on THE T&D events to attend this year. Have we missed any? Did we get all the current buzzwords and trending topics in LMS and Learning and Development? Let us know. We would love to hear from you.