DevLearn Daily for Thursday

Thursday’s Morning Buzz opens at 7:30 am with twelve new expert-led sessions. Popular topics include learning experience design, boosting visual design skills, augmented reality development, learning analytics, AI in L&D, and writing for eLearning Guild publications. Check out all the Morning Buzz sessions in the conference app.

TIP: Your User ID for the conference app is your email address and the password is devlearn (all lower case).

The second day of DevLearn 2019 opens at 8:30 am in the Grand Ballroom with technology evangelist Helen Papagiannis, author of Augmented Human and recently named as one of the NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the Digital Media Industry, delivering the day’s keynote: “Augmented Human: How Technology Is Shaping the New Reality.” What opportunities does augmented reality offer for learning and performance?

TIP: More SWAG!!!!! Continue earning points by using the conference app! Trade your points for SWAG at the Swag Shop in the Rotunda: Open 10:45 am to 3:00 pm. Check the Leaderboard in the Conference App to see how you are doing.  

The DevLearn expo will be open in the Exhibition Center from 9:30am to 4 pm. Visit with 165 key suppliers of learning technologies, tools, products, and services for essential information about what is available today. Presenters on five stages in the Hall offer non-stop focused talks until 3 pm on trends, techniques, and tools, delivering ideas that you can take home for immediate application.

TIP: There will be more 15th Anniversary giveaways: Keep your eyes open!

Sixteen concurrent sessions begin at 10:45 am throughout the conference area. Use the Conference App to read the summaries of these great presentations and to plan your path through the day.

TIP: These are some of the sessions people are eagerly anticipating this morning:

Session 402:  “Meaningful Measurement: Getting Greater Value from Learning Analytics”; Kate Pasterfield

Session 403: “Why Viewers Stop Watching Your Videos & What You Can Do About It”; Matthew Pierce

Session 410: “How Design Thinking Elevates Adult Learning”; Jolene Rowan

Session 411: “Getting Leaders to Own Their Role in Employee Training”; Laura van den Ouden

Remember: lunch begins at 11:45 in the Expo Hall. You will find a lunch ticket in your conference badge. The lunch menu is in the Conference App!

Thirty-two afternoon concurrent teaching sessions begin at 1:15 pm, and ten more non-stop stage sessions in the Expo Hall.

SPECIAL EVENT in Andros A at 1:15 pm: Session 505: “Building an L&D Time Capsule: A Guild Master Panel”; 13 speakers, all of whom have been recognized as Guild Masters, will explore the past, present, and future of the L&D field. As part of the 15th anniversary of DevLearn, they will build a time capsule for the 20th DevLearn anniversary in 2024.

TIP: These are some of the sessions people are eagerly anticipating this afternoon:

Session 503: “Designing A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Video Course”: Aly Gillen and Chris Perez

Session 504: “Creating Modern Learning Programs for Leadership Development”; Caroline Brant

Session 510: “Content Was Never King: Designing eLearning Solutions for Results”; Cammy Bean and Ashley Reardon

Session 514: “Case Study: Using Articulate Rise and Screenflow to Create Engaging Technology Training”; Kim Haslam and Brissa Ramos

Session 605: “Transforming Organizational Learning: SMEs as Creators, L&D as Advisors”; Steve Blane and Ken Murray

Session 607: “Training Games: The Best Tool to Educate and Motivate Employees”; Richard Lowenthal

Session 609: “I Find Your Lack of Retention Disturbing: Boost Retention with Pop Culture”; Aly Gillen and Chris Perez

Session 611: “When Learning Engineering Meets Instructional Design”; Ellen Wagner

Session 613: “Measure ROI by Collecting, Connecting & Visualizing Data”; Adam Avramescu and Dave Derington

Session 615: “BYOD: Using Camtasia to Build Scenario-Based Interactive Videos”; Jonathan Hamilton

You aren’t done yet! DemoFest, one of the most fun and inspirational activities you will ever attend, takes place from 4pm to 6pm in the Grand Ballroom. This year’s event spotlights 74 projects and 110 demonstrators. Don’t forget there is a drink ticket for DemoFest in your conference badge, and cash bars around the Hall.

Have a great day and a great evening! See you Friday!

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