Countdown to #DevLearn: A Look at our New Co-Located Events

Each Thursday between now and DevLearn, I will be sharing a small peek behind the scenes of this year’s conference. 

DevLearn is more than just a conference; it’s a conversation that shapes the future of our industry. That’s actually one of the core principles our team uses when we’re building the conference each year.

This year we wanted to push that purpose further. We decided to allocate space before the conference to host smaller events that are narrowly focused on topics that can help drive our industry forward. We are hosting six different one-day events this year, each with a unique purpose.

Here’s a quick look at the co-located events we’re hosting with DevLearn this year.

Monday, October 22

The Microlearning Design Summit: Microlearning fever has taken over our industry. It seems like everyone is talking about it, but there’s considerably less consensus around on how to take the ideas of microlearning and apply them to existing projects and strategies. Our Microlearning Design Summit looks to put microlearning into practice. We’ve invited some of the most credible voices in our industry to collaborate on a day that will cut through the noise to identify the true value of microlearning, and to lead you through the process of applying those principles in your work.

The LMS & Learning Platforms Forum: Over the last few years the learning platforms conversation has become much more complex. For years the conversation consisted of a single platform: The Learning Management System. The functionality of LMSs was pretty straightforward, as the platforms provided support for hosting, delivering, and tracking education and training content. But the last few years have drastically disrupted that paradigm. Not only have LMSs advanced to add more functionality that can enhance learning strategies, but entirely new platforms like Learning Record Stores and Learning Experience Platforms have emerged that augment and enhance how orgainzations can support learning. The LMS & Learning Platforms Forum looks to make sense of this new world, arming you with the knowledge and skills needed to vet, select, and implement the platform, or platforms, your organization needs.

Tuesday, October 23

The Executive Forum: Today’s learning leaders have unique challenges. Making sense of an increasingly complex landscape of technologies and trends, using that knowledge to make purchasing decisions, and building strategies that support modern learning organizations is no easy task. The Executive Forum is a space exclusively for today’s senior learning leaders where we address these challenges, collaborate with peers, and share the strategies that can help our organizations succeed. The Executive Forum is where learning leaders build the skills and relationships needed to stay ahead in an ever-changing world.

The eLearning Guild’s Articulate User Conference: We’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Articulate Community Manager team on building the first annual User Conference for Articulate 360, Storyline, and Rise. This conference is a great face-to-face opportunity for the Articulate User community to share ideas, build new skills, and to connect and learn from the Articulate Community Managers and eLearning Heroes Members as you take your skills to new heights.

xAPI Camp: xAPI Camp is where our industry gathers to explore how the Experience API is transforming how we look at tracking and analyzing the activities of learning. Now in its 4th year, xAPI Camp at DevLearn continues to be the annual event to explore the latest advancements on the xAPI, to hear how organizations are harnessing the standard to transform their practices, and to collaborate with leading voices in the xAPI space on pushing industry adoption of the technology to even great heights.

The Learning Engineering Summit: As technology continues to advance, the need for technical competence within the education and training field is increasing. The level of technical competence has increased to the point that a new role is emerging within our industry: The Learning Engineer. We’ve partnered with IEEE ICICLE to host the first Learning Engineering Summit, an event geared towards exploring the emerging skills and competencies associated with learning engineering, and how it will shape the future of technology-based learning.

Six New Events; One Unified Goal: This is DevLearn

Each of these events focuses on a unique topic in our industry, but they all share a common theme. That theme connects to the core principle that forms the foundation of DevLearn: Hosting conversations that help shape the future of our field.

I’m excited to be adding these events to the DevLearn experience this year, and look forward to the impact they will have on individuals, organizations, and our industry in the months to come.

Have a question about DevLearn that you’d like to see explored in a future post? Feel free to add it as a comment or reach out to me directly.

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