31 january - 1 february 2018,
olympia, london

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conference programme

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08.00
  1. 75 min
09.30
  1. Emerging Technologies: How advances in science and technology could transform the ways we live, work and learn
    70 min
    Organisations today are by turns curious, excited and scared about digital transformation. For many, one thing they are not doing, however, is managing the transformation well, or even adequately. The ...
10.40
  1. 30 min
11.10
  1. Conference Room 1
    70 min
    The emergence of new technologies continues apace. For busy L&D professionals, it can be hard to keep up with the latest developments, and figuring out how they might actually impact and support learn ...
  2. Conference Room 2
    70 min
    With so many choices in L&D today - from which media to use to deliver digital learning, to different design theories and approaches to content production - learning strategy becomes more important th ...
  3. Conference Room 3
    70 min
    Knowledge equals power - the adage is as true today as in Francis Bacon's time. Organisations are stronger when people share knowledge and learn from each other. Establishing a culture of learning how ...
  4. Conference Room 4
    70 min
    Since 2003, the Towards Maturity Benchmark study has been gathering insight on the effective implementation of learning innovation, based on the input of L&D professionals worldwide. In this session, ...
  5. Conference Room 5
    70 min
    This panel session showcases how to deliver learning effectively across large, complex and diverse organisations. With lessons from learning leaders who have all tackled different challenges of distri ...
12.20
  1. 90 min
13.50
  1. Conference Room 1
    70 min
    There remains much hype around virtual and augmented reality for learning, but how are organisations really using it in practice? With less than a third of organisations adopting these technologies to ...
  2. Conference Room 2
    70 min
    As the choice of learning media and digital delivery mechanisms continues to expand year on year, L&D is faced with increasing complexities when it comes to content development. But it is important no ...
  3. Conference Room 3
    70 min
    Arguably, our raison d’être in L&D is to deliver behavioural change in people. Whether that’s so they comply with statutory regulations, or evolve into great leaders. But change doesn’t happen overnig ...
  4. Conference Room 4
    70 min
    Social technologies have very much become a trend in recent years. But something often happens in the workplace that inhibits our natural ability to use these to connect, share knowledge and learn fro ...
  5. Conference Room 5
    70 min
    Is there a better way than to learn by doing? Possibly the opportunity to learn by doing without the fear of failure. Simulations provide a safe learning environment where it’s all right for people to ...
15.00
  1. 30 min
15.30
  1. Conference Room 1
    70 min
    Artificial Intelligence is no longer the preserve of science fiction. It powers much of what we do every day and it presents huge opportunities for L&D. From automating mundane tasks, to providing fle ...
  2. Conference Room 2
    70 min
    Video production is now part of the mix for L&D function, but how do you do it well without spending huge amounts on kit? And how can you make it effective, without wasting time on script-re-writes an ...
  3. Conference Room 3
    70 min
    No man or woman is an island. Or at least they shouldn’t be. But throw some technology into the mix and people can find it hard to work and learn together. Now, one of the biggest shifts in learning t ...
  4. Conference Room 4
    70 min
    Most of us attempt to exercise our bodies, but how many of us truly keep our mind in shape? Making the best use of your brain might sound like an obvious activity, particularly for those of us involve ...
  5. Conference Room 5
    70 min
    Great digital learning does not have to cost a fortune, nor does it need to include unnecessary bells and whistles or be created by a cast of thousands. This panel session shares hugely practical insi ...
16.40
  1. 60 min
17.40
  1. 110 min
08.00
  1. 75 min
09.30
  1. 70 min
    The key commandments of ‘learning of learn,’ or how to become an expert in just about anything For as long as we have had any form of schooling or training, experts have argued that learning was about ...
10.40
  1. 30 min
11.10
  1. Conference Room 1
    70 min
    Let’s face it, regardless of the media we use, the effectiveness of the learning we create largely comes down to good design. But what does ‘good’ look like? As L&D evolves from its traditional instru ...
  2. Conference Room 2
    70 min
    Mentoring has always been a key part of learning at work, and indeed any effective organisation. Does it need to involve technology? Need it always be from the old to the young? No, and no. This sessi ...
  3. Conference Room 3
    70 min
    The idea of creating learning resources – not courses – that are often bite sized, is not new. Micro learning takes this to another level, with its short units and the focused nature of its content. T ...
  4. Conference Room 4
    70 min
    Learning takes place in the mind, and if we don't know how that happens, we are missing a trick. L&D can only truly function effectively if it understands what drives, supports and inhibits learning. ...
  5. Conference Room 5
    70 min
    How do you show the value of learning? There’s no easy, single answer because learning is complex and every organisational context is different. But some constants remain. And most agree it is about m ...
12.20
  1. 90 min
13.50
  1. Conference Room 1
    70 min
    Learning can often be made more effective or restriced by the way materials are presented. Providing the right, aesthetically pleasing, user experience can make or break the impact of materials in an ...
  2. Conference Room 2
    70 min
    The insight presented by next generation learning analytics is exciting. In order to make the most of this chance of better understanding the who, what, where and why of what works (and what doesn’t!) ...
  3. Conference Room 3
    70 min
    Despite repeated claims that the LMS is dead, it remains a key tool in learning technologies for most organisations today. 96% are maintaining or increasing their LMS use this year. So how do you impl ...
  4. Conference Room 4
    70 min
    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become something of a phenomenon in learning, but what makes them work? Do they have to be massive? And indeed, do they have to be open? Or can the theory behi ...
  5. Conference Room 5
    70 min
    This session asks how we can better align what we do in L&D with the needs of the broader business, and shares some practical methods and tools for doing so. Krystyna Gadd argues that agility is essen ...
15.00
  1. 30 min
15.30
  1. Conference Room 1
    70 min
    One of the many manifestations of Artificial Intelligence that has the potential to impact L&D is the chatbot. Already, around 60% of HR professionals are using, or planning to use chatbots in the nea ...
  2. Conference Room 2
    70 min
    Tracking in learning has long been a talking point. Historically our ability to know what people do has been far too limited, raising the question of why we bother tracking activity at all. With the p ...
  3. Conference Room 3
    70 min
    Digital transformation is looming large on the agenda for most of us as our organisations try to keep up with the pace of technology. And whether your systems need upgrading, replacing or a complete r ...
  4. Conference Room 4
    70 min
    Using games in learning is now an established practice. But creating fun and immersive learning experiences that capture the addictive nature of games isn’t always easy, particularly with some of the ...
  5. Conference Room 5
    70 min
    How does L&D move itself up the agenda of organisations and become a more strategic business partner? There’s no doubt this is important to the future of our profession, but understanding the steps we ...
16.40
  1. 60 min

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