Blog Series Part 1: How to get the most out of the 2018 Learning Technologies Conference
Jennifer Fitzpatrick
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Blog Series Part 1: How to get the most out of the 2018 Learning Technologies Conference

The Learning Technologies conference is Europe’s biggest learning and development showcase, highlighting best practice in the industry and the technology used to support learning at work.

In a matter of days, more than 8,000 people will descend on the stunning Olympia, London where they will choose from more than 150 seminars and visit the stands of more than 200 exhibitors. 

This is the biggest and best show in the learning sector.

As we countdown to the event, we will run series of articles explaining how to get the most out of this year’s conference. Events like this can be overwhelming, so we have taken the time to break down the companies you need to watch out for, the speakers you need to attend, and key topics likely to feature at the event. 

First, here are a few things you need to know about the event itself.

  • The Learning Technologies Conference has been running for 18 years

  • In 2018, the format has been expanded to include more than 70 inspirational speakers

  • The event will spotlight the newest tools and technologies that are transforming workplace learning today

  • More than 500 delegates will attend, representing the world’s leading public and private sector organizations

  • This is an incredible networking opportunity for learning and development professionals

  • It’s not all about technology – you can also expect to hear about learning strategy, the future of instructional design, and other dynamic topics.

From keynote addresses to case studies, café sessions to google hangouts, and theory presentations to practical debates, Learning Technologies is sure to feature whatever you need to kick-start your 2018 in learning and development.

A look at what’s to come

Over the next three days, we will release articles highlighting speakers, companies and topics you don’t want to miss at this year’s event:  

1.       The Speakers

In this blog we highlight the speakers we are most looking forward to hearing from at the event. With more than 150 speakers lined up over the course of two days, we give you a preview of those we are most excited about.

2.       The Companies

Given the high profile of this event, the major players in the learning sector will be ready to show off their latest tools. We give you some companies to watch out for.  

3.       The Trends

A new year means new (and developing!) trends. We build on our recent blog by predicting the trends and technologies that will generate the most buzz at the Learning Technologies event this year.

We hope you enjoy the series.

Part 1 – The Speakers

With an expanded format, the Learning Technologies promises to deliver an impressive collection of inspirational speakers over the course of the two days (you can find a full list of speakers here). While logistics won’t allow you to attend them all, we have earmarked some of the speakers we are most looking forward to at this year’s event. Here they are, along with the time, location and the subject of their talks:   

Rohit Talwar 

When: Wednesday, 09:30

Where: Conference Room 1

What: Emerging Technologies: How advances in science and technology could transform the ways we live, work and learn

Why: Rohit was nominated one of the top ten global future thinkers by the UK’s Independent Magazine. He advises global firms, industries, and governments on how to survive and thrive in the coming years. His novel insights and disruptive approach helps his clients identify and take advantage of emerging trends in the industry. As an award-winning speaker, Rohit is known for his provocative ideas and entertaining delivery, make sure you’re in Conference Room 1 when Rohit takes the stage! 

Tony Buzan

When: Wednesday, 15:30

Where: Conference Room 4

What: Personal development

Why: It’s not often you get to hear from one of the world’s top 5 speakers. Tony Buzan was given that accolade by Forbes, a deserved honour after more than 40 years of research that has transformed the way we think about how our brains learn. Tony has spent his career helping people think better and reach their full potential. He is the inventor of Mind Mapping, a powerful graphic technique that helps unlock the potential of the brain. Tony Buzan is not to be missed. 

Shannon Tipton 

When: Thursday, 11:10

Where: Conference Room 3

What: Microlearning

Why: Shannon “Fights the Good Fight” as the Chief Learning Rebel and owner of Learning Rebels, a performance support consultancy that helps organizations “fight against learning mediocrity in the workplace”. With 20 years’ experience building positive learning cultures, Shannon emphasizes Microlearning tools that help break through traditional learning models. Shannon was also named one of eLearning’s top 100 Movers and Shakers and her blog is among the top 100 eLearning blogs.

Tickets for the event are still on sale here.

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